If you are trying to stop using Klonopin but find yourself starting back up again because you are addicted or find the withdrawal symptoms too unpleasant, then a medically managed Klonopin detox program can help you. Call our 24-Hour Toll-Free Addiction Helpline (888) 446-5952 today to see how Holy Land Rehab can help you free yourself from Klonopin addiction.
The use and misuse of prescription tranquilizers such as Klonopin is widespread and growing. Even though Klonopin is a pharmaceutical that is prescribed to treat mental disorders, its misuse and abuse can be just as dangerous and debilitating as illicit drugs found on the streets. In fact, the number of emergency room visits due to the nonmedical use of Klonopin in 2011 was 61,219 — an increase of 117% from the 28,178 visits reported in 2004 (DAWN ED). Many of these emergency department visits were from abusers seeking Klonopin detox services.
So what is Klonopin and why are so many users in need of detox and rehabilitation service
What is Klonopin (Clonazepam)?
Klonopin is the brand name for a drug called clonazepam. It is part of the benzodiazepine class of drugs, which also includes Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Restoril. The sedative effects of Klonopin benefit those suffering from anxiety. The tranquilizer is used to prevent and treat the acute symptoms of anxiety such as the sudden onset of a panic attack. Klonopin is also used alone or with other prescription medicines to control seizures in patients who have epilepsy.
Like other benzodiazepines, Klonopin can be very effective in treating anxiety and other disorders, but it can be habit-forming as well. Only use Klonopin for therapeutic purposes as prescribed.
Adverse Effects and Potential Dangers of Klonopin (Clonazepam)
After taking Klonopin for a long period of time, patients and abusers can build up a tolerance, requiring more and more of it to get the original effects. Eventually, they can develop both physical and psychological dependence. Furthermore, Klonopin dependence may also lead to addiction. Unpleasant and sometimes threatening withdrawal symptoms may occur when the user tries to quit taking the drug if a patient is dependent or the abuser is addicted.
Abusers are also known to take Klonopin along with alcohol to increase the alcohol’s effects, which can be very dangerous. Klonopin overdose has been reported as well. Signs of overdose may include confusion, extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, and fainting.
What Are the Signs of Klonopin Addiction?
Signs of Klonopin addiction include:
• Taking higher and more frequent doses of the drug than prescribed along with a constant craving to use the drug
• Acquiring the drug on the streets without a prescription or through the prescriptions of other individuals
• Being unable to control the use of the drug or stop taking it despite experiencing its harmful effects
• Withdrawing from family and friends or from doing the things you used to enjoy
• Experiencing a decreasing quality of life due to the use of the drug, instead of it helping
Even if you think you are addicted, you should never suddenly stop taking Klonopin. If you do, you may experience up to 40 unpleasant withdrawal side effects according to the FDA, including headaches, stomach and muscle cramps, tremors, tension, and anxiety, as well as personality changes, abnormal thoughts, and hallucinations. There is also an increased risk for seizures (convulsions). To avoid unpleasant Klonopin withdrawal symptoms you made need the help of a Klonopin detox program under the supervision of trained and experienced medical staff.
Klonopin Detox and Recovery
The Holy Land Rehab offers outpatient Klonopin Detox services. After evaluating your particular situation our medical professionals may use non-addictive medications to help you safely and comfortably taper off of Klonopin. In addition, you will receive rehabilitation services and relapse prevention services as withdrawing from the psychological effects of Klonopin can take a long time. Call our 24 Hour Toll-Free (888) 446-5952 today if you have any questions about Klonopin detox and recovery. It’s never too late to get the help you need.