Hi Ken. You know, I was on Valium for about 6 months and honestly, I found that they didn't do anything for me. In fact, I asked to be put on Klonapin instead and still I don't feel anything. I am not a doctor, but I don't think you need to go into a detox hospital. Maybe just change from Valium to a different med in the same family. However, I would be "straight up" with your doctor to get the "monkey off your back". In any case, if you decide to stop taking it, I would recommend that you do it very slowly.
I hope this helps a bit.
Currently taking Paxil 40mg, Clonazapm 3mg, Seroquel 150mg, and Remeron RD 45mg daily.
Suffer from depression, generalized anxiety dissorder, and OCD.