Klonopin Addiction, Abuse and Idaho Treatment Programs

Substance abuse continues to be a severe problem in Idaho. Many people continue to turn to and abuse prescription medications. Some of the most popular prescriptions for abuse are benzodiazepines or benzos. Klonopin is a commonly-used benzo that can lead to the vicious cycle of dependence.

If you or a loved one struggles with Klonopin abuse, do not delay getting help. Spotting the signs of addiction can be the key to a successful recovery. Call us at 888.341.3607 today to get started.

What is Klonopin?

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Clonazepam, commonly sold under the brand Klonopin, is a prescription medication doctors use to help treat mood disorders and anxiety. They may also use it to relieve the effects of seizures and other neurological disorders.

Klonopin is very similar to other benzos, like Xanax. Many people find tremendous relief when using it appropriately. Many doctors will only prescribe Klonopin for a short time since it has a high risk of dependence and can have some nasty side effects. However, many people abuse the drug and become dependent on it.

Drugs like Klonopin interact with the brain to help chemical receptors work better and relieve anxiety. These same receptors also help to lessen the effects of seizures as they are happening.

Klonopin Side Effects

Even though the drug can be very beneficial for relieving pain and stress, it can also have serious side effects. When people begin to abuse Klonopin, especially for an extended time, they may experience the worst side effects.

Some side effects of Klonopin include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Respiratory depression
  • Severe sedation
  • Coma

A person who abuses Klonopin may continue to take it even after they experience side effects. Often, they are physically and emotionally dependent and will begin to feel withdrawal symptoms if they quit.

Signs of Klonopin Addiction

After abusing Klonopin, many people struggling with the drug will continue to seek higher doses because their tolerance increases. As this happens, their body will have difficulty functioning without the drug, which is known as dependence. Dependence is a sure sign of addiction. 

Some signs of Klonopin addiction include:

  • Doctor shopping to get more prescriptions
  • Hoarding Klonopin pills
  • Craving Klonopin
  • Neglecting school or work
  • Making poor financial decisions
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Breaking the cycle of addiction can be intimidating and sometimes painful. Withdrawal symptoms take a massive mental and physical toll on a person addicted to Klonopin. Many will retake the drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Trying to quit Klonopin can be dangerous and painful. Professional detoxification centers offer medical supervision while a person withdraws, making it as safe and comfortable as possible.

Some symptoms of Klonopin withdrawal include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Coma
  • Depression
  • Difficulties with coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Increased body temperature
  • Increased heart rate
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures and tremors
  • Suicidal thoughts

Withdrawal symptoms can start as soon as a few hours after taking the last dose of Klonopin and can continue for days, even weeks. After detox, it is vital to begin a rehabilitation program to continue to recover.

Klonopin Rehabilitation Treatment at Ashwood Recovery

The steps to recovery continue long after detox. Outpatient rehab programs can help teach you the skills needed to continue successfully in sobriety.

Your recovery is our priority, something our professional rehabilitation staff promotes long after you leave our care. Enrolling in one of our outpatient programs today can help you equip the tools needed to get your life back on track.

By developing a personalized treatment program with our caring staff, you will know that your recovery goals are there for your success and matter to you. While attending your programs, you will continue to live at home to redevelop the support system to help you recover.

Contact us today at 888.341.3607 to get started.

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