Valium and Alcohol

Diazepam (Valium) is preferred in case of Alcohol Withdrawal treatment, because it results in a smoother course with less chance of recurrent withdrawal or seizures. However, during the Valium treatment no alcohol should be taken by the patient, because once mixed, it can become easily very addictive and cause very adverse side effects. Both Diazepam and alcohol are CNS (Central Nervous System) depressants, and hence can slow down the brain’s activity and cause: drowsiness, memory problems, dizziness and coordination problems. In certain cases, the combination can slow down both the breathing and the heart rate to the point of death.