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Hi,
I've been taking valium on an as needed basis for over a year, now. I really don't feel I have an addiction to this med, but I do worry about developing one. I don't take it every day, but when I do take it I'm up to the highest dose(10mg). On average, I probably take it 2-3 times a week(when I'm feeling really jittery or before social events). I do know that this benzo has a lot longer half-life than other meds in this class, but I have tried a couple other benzo's and they don't seem to help my symptoms. Has anyone else on here had problems with an addiction to valium/diazepam? Is there a risk of any long term effects in taking it as often as I do now?
Thanks, Hilery