The reason I ask this is this is because my husband's Dr. put him on Valium to stop smoking,(which by the way) has not worked at all. He still smokes just as much or even more. He's also been on Xanax for a very long time and at one time had an abuse issue with many types of drugs. So I was wondering is this even safe at all, let alone, even logical for the Dr. to do this?
15 Aug 2011
If your husband has had addiction issues with benzo's before, and his doc prescribed Valium for smoking cessation, that doc needs an awakening of sorts! Any benzo can be good for smoking cessation, yet NOT if someone has had addiction issues!!
Perhaps this doc should prescribe Chantix for your hubby?
Just a thought.
Best wishes to you and hubby, and I truly hope he doesnt end up addicted to both valium and xanax, mixing them can be quite dangerous indeed!
16 Aug 2011
Howdy doody Hippy.. i have never heard of valium prescribed for treatment to stop smoking. It is a benzo and so is xanax. valium is just a weaker version of xanax. They both belong in the same diazapam family, serepax is in between the two. Nicotine patches and gum i think are the norm. to be prescribed. I live in Australia and we can only get 2.5 and 5mg tablets of valium 10mg is a liqiud that is only used in hospitals. If he is taking Xanax i cannot see why the doc prescribed him valium. makes no sense but then folk who wear head beanies and thongs at the same time make no sense either.
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