ManWitPlan Posted August 15, 2012 Share Posted August 15, 2012 I'm reading the book how dysfunctional families spur mental disorders and in it he talks about how valium is one of the least addicting benzos cause of its long half life. Heres the excerpt "An old joke asks, ‘‘What is the difference between a tranquilizer and a sleeping pill?’’ The answer: marketing. This is the correct answer. All of the drugs help both anxiety and insomnia. The only major difference among them is important, however: They vary in terms of their half-life, the amount of time they stick around in the body before being eliminated. This is important because the shorter the half-life, the more addictive they are." So should I switch from ativan to valium? Also since valiums half life is so long does this mean if I take one small dose say in the morning I feel relief all day? Compared to say xanax which has a very small half life? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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