Librium is a prescription only drug which is used to manage the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
If you wish to attempt alcohol detoxification, how and where it is managed will depend on your level of dependency. Every person’s body responds differently to alcohol withdrawal. Whilst there is a recognised pattern of withdrawal symptoms, how you react personally will depend on a variety of factors and to what extent your body can function without alcohol.
Planning a programme of alcohol withdrawal should be managed under medical supervision. Your doctor will recommend the best way to manage the withdrawal based on an understanding of your addiction levels.
What is Librium?
Librium is the brand name for a tranquilizer called Chlordiazepoxide, which is used to calm the nerves and reduce anxiety. When used in the management of alcohol withdrawal it will help to considerably reduce the impact of the shakes, seizures, and anxiety.
Librium is usually taken for 10 days. On the first day the dose will be largest, and it will gradually be reduced each day.
What are the side effects of Librium?
As Librium is a tranquilizer it can cause drowsiness, muscle weakness and impaired concentration and alertness. These effects may continue into the following day and will be exacerbated by drinking alcohol.
Librium should only be used for short periods of time otherwise its effects will be reduced and the user may become dependent on it. Librium mimics the effects of alcohol on the body, which reduces the withdrawal symptoms but because of this the body can sometimes become addicted to the Librium instead if it is used for extended periods of time.
Librium and rehab treatment
Under medical supervision, Librium is used to manage and reduce the withdrawal symptoms in a rehab programme.
Typically, someone with a severe level of alcohol dependency will experience more severe and potentially life threatening withdrawal symptoms. In these cases, the withdrawal programme will need to be managed in a rehab treatment centre.