Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is a pharmaceutical anti-anxiety medication.
As with others in its class, Librium is both habit-forming, and addictive. Long-term use of the drug leads to dependence and abuse.
Doctors prescribe the drug for short-term debilitating anxiety — for which it works very well. The problem is that if users take the drug longer than the prescribed amount, it can quickly lead to a worsening of anxiety symptoms, and complete reliance on the drug to get through the day.
Librium works as a central nervous system depressant — inhibiting various processes in the brain to make us feel calm and sedated. This also makes Librium useful for treating severe insomnia.
Just as with anxiety, long-term use (2 weeks or more) of the drug can ultimately result in a negative impact on sleep, making it nearly impossible to get to sleep without the help of the drug.
As with all benzodiazepine drugs, addiction to Librium can be extremely damaging to the physical and mental health of those affected. Once tolerance is formed, it can be extremely uncomfortable to stop taking the drug.
Help available if you or someone you know is addicted to Librium — with the right guidance, and gradual weaning off the medication withdrawal symptoms can be mitigated and reliance to the drug can be eliminated.