Klonopin Addiction Treatment

Klonopin Addiction Treatment

Effect of drugs on brain

Doctors give prescription drugs to help patients.

Is that always true? Are prescription drugs helpful and safe?

The truth is that taking prescription drugs such as Klonopin has a thin line between treatment to addiction. Sadly, many prescribers develop a dependence on a drug that is supposed to help.

Addiction to Klonopin is common in anxiety treatment cases. For example, Lena Dunham, American actress, and creator of the HBO television series Girls, opened up to the public about her addiction to Klonopin. “Initially, the drug was a helpful tool to treat panic attacks,” said the actress at the Armchair Expert podcast. After three years of addiction, Dunham began taking more and more pills. When she decided to stop, the procedure was tough and hellacious.

Many people have become addicted to Klonopin. Here is everything you need to know about the drug, addiction symptoms, and treatment.


What is Klonopin?

Clonazepam is the generic name for Klonopin. This tranquilizer belongs to the benzodiazepine family or “benzos” for short. Other popular, extremely addictive drugs in that family are Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. Often prescribed as a prevention and control drug for seizures, it is also used for panic attacks, epilepsy, anxiety, restless legs syndrome, and certain phobias.

Klonopin calms the nerves by affecting chemicals in the brain. It is the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S., popular for it’s short-term effectiveness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness warns that physical dependency may result after only two weeks of use, still psychiatrists prescribe the drug as a long-term treatment for anxiety.

People don’t believe it’s as dangerous as some of the “harder” drugs, but Klonopin can be very addictive. The drug can be extremely damaging to both the user and his or her loved ones.

How Addictive is Klonopin?

Because of the short desired relaxation and calmness effects, typically noticeable within an hour of oral consumption, Klonopin is highly addictive. After consuming the medication, both mind and body feel slowed and relaxed. Depending on the severity of symptoms, Klonopin treatment is felt between 6 to 24 hours. The relaxed mindset and reduced tension create a strong dependence on the drug.

Klonopin Withdrawl:

after outpatient program

Treating Klonopin addiction may be complicated through a highly-individualized process. When users try to stop usage immediately, mild to severe symptoms occur without any professional help.

Complications happen because the brain depends on quick relief for normal functioning. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, hallucinations, increased body temperature, irritability, panic attacks, sleeplessness, seizures, and trouble in coordination. Sudden quitting can result in a coma and potential death. It is advisable to cut down usage gradually.

At CNT, we have certified physicians and nurses for making this procedure comfortable for every patient. Ignoring common withdrawal warning symptoms can result in complications. When you recognize such symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.

The Timeline:

When compared to other drugs, the Klonopin rehabilitation process may be longer. Recovery symptoms start one to three days before after quitting. Rehab completion depends on the duration of intake, the dosage, and the severity of tolerance.

During this process, longer acting sedative medication may be required to manage any resultant seizure activity. Our board-certified psychiatrist will prescribe the necessary medications to address psychiatric and personal needs.

At CNT, Medical Detox is designed to prevent any physical or psychological complications. Your comfort is highly important. Our trained and certified staff addresses the individual requirements of each patient.

How Does Medical Detox Help?

The process of withdrawal from Klonopin can be intimidating or even scary. You can avoid exposure to self-danger with detoxification in a medically supervised environment. At CNT, clients feel comfortable in a relaxing, similar to home, atmosphere.

The doctors and nursing staff are adept at managing benzodiazepine and other drug conditions. While using advanced medications and persistent psychological support, positive results monitored closely with care.

Getting Started with Your Treatment Timeline:

If you recognize Klonopin addiction signs of physical dependence, please reach out for help. Getting back to a healthy place is achieved in a step-by-step procedure of our detox program.

We offer comprehensive care and services for a wide range of treatment needs. With our expertise in this field, we can formulate a detox program suitable for your conditions and needs.

For further details about the treatment, please call us today.


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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Near New York

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Near New York

A pioneer in high-quality Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detox and Rehab, the Center for Network Therapy (CNT) is located just a short drive from Manhattan (New York.) CNT offers detoxification from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants, anesthetics, and other substances. With a core belief that network therapy, which involves including loved ones in treatment, contributes significantly to the clients’ recovery, our dedicated therapists and staff employ processes in which family, friends and other supportive people are involved. CNT also offers Partial Care and IOP programs with medication management.

CNT helps people from New Jersey and New York to achieve sobriety at three locations:

81 Northfield Ave in West Orange, NJ

(732) 560-1080

333 Cedar Ave., Bldg. B in Middlesex, NJ

(973) 731-1375

20 Gibson Place, Suite 103 in Freehold, NJ

At all centers, expert counselors provide individual and group therapy sessions in the daytime as well as the evening. CNT’s outpatient facilities are easy to access from public transportation and open for admission 24/7. The West Orange treatment center is easily accessible by bus and subway. All treatment facilities are located within busy population centers and provide highly individualized treatment in a calm environment. The outpatient addiction rehab program is optimal for patients who are ready to start their path to recovery, while living at home. Women love this option as they feel guilty about abandoning their responsibilities at home and going away for treatment.

Why Outpatient Drug Rehab is More Effective?

CNT Therapy Center

Outpatient treatment facilities for addiction treatment are less disruptive to patient’s lives and are more effective than inpatient treatment. Ambulatory or outpatient treatment is also more acceptable to patients because it does not uproot them from the home environment. Instead of isolating the individual from his or her living environment, individuals suffering from addiction are taught to live sober in their home environment. Learning skills to live sober in the home environment starts on day one of treatment.

Similar to inpatient addiction treatment, CNT aligns network therapy with the time-tested twelve step recovery method. Our therapists use an eclectic approach that includes several therapeutic models, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Motivation Enhancement Therapy, to suit the needs of each client or group. Treatment sessions address our patients’ conditions with blended psychological, social, mindful and research based support. The goal of our outpatient treatment program is to equip our clients with relapse prevention skills and supportive network that will last beyond treatment.


Among other benefits, outpatient care in New Jersey tends to be less expensive than outpatient care in Manhattan or than inpatient care facilities. Outpatient care is covered under most insurance plans and under Medicare Part B (with co-payment adjustments.) Based on patients’ needs, asking for effective therapy and medical care closer to home, outpatient care helps to reduce treatment cost during this difficult time. Along with the family support, individual and group therapy sessions, the outpatient program is experienced in detoxification and withdrawal.

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal in Outpatient Therapy Setting

Most patients who want to stop using drugs or alcohol need medical and psychological support because of withdrawal symptoms that can be dangerous. That is why it is highly advisable to attempt to stop using drugs while under the care of professional addiction treatment experts at the outpatient facility.

There are many complications and risks involved during the withdrawal stage. At CNT, treatment facilities experienced in the management of alcohol, benzodiazepine, suboxone and other opioids withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Cidambi and the Center For Network Therapy addiction treatment professionals are dedicated to patients seeking detox and recovery from substance abuse through fully-personalized treatment. Our staff is highly experienced in addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community and women in need. Dr. Cidambi is also an expert in women’s issues and all programs incorporate the special needs of women.

If you or your loved one struggling from alcohol or drug addiction, please reach out to an outpatient detoxification and rehabilitation center as soon as possible. At the Center for Network Therapy, our clinical team is highly experienced in treating addiction to all substances. Please contact us for an easier road to recovery. Call us for a cost-free consultation today or submit this form.

One of our addiction treatment experts will get back to you shortly.


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