Yes, Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine that has a high potential for addiction and dependence. It can cause physical and psychological dependence even when taken as prescribed. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and even life-threatening, especially if someone abruptly stops taking the drug. If you are concerned about your use of Valium or think you may be addicted, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for help and guidance on how to safely stop taking the medication.