Klonopin Addiction Treatment
Doctors prescribe medications 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 patients develop a dependence on a drug that is supposed to help.
Addiction to Klonopin is common in patients suffering from anxiety. 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 use, 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 its short-term effectiveness.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness warns that physical dependency may result after only two weeks of use. Still, psychiatrists continue to 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 damage the life of not only the user but also their loved ones!
How Addictive is Klonopin?
Because of the near-term relaxation and calming 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 lasts between 6 to 24 hours. The relaxed mindset and reduced tension create a strong dependence on the drug.
Treating Klonopin addiction could become complicated and a highly-individualized treatment protocol is needed.
When users try to stop cold turkey without professional help, mild to severe withdrawal symptoms occur.
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.
Quitting abruptly can even result in coma and potential death. It is advisable to come off of Klonopin in a medical setting.
At CNT, we have certified physicians and nurses for making this procedure comfortable for every patient. Ignoring common withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous.
When you recognize such symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
When compared to other drugs, the Klonopin detox process could be longer. Rehab completion depends on the length of use and the dosage.
During this process, longer acting sedative medication may be required to manage any potential for seizure activity. Our board-certified psychiatrist will prescribe the necessary medications to address psychiatric and personal needs.
At CNT, Medical Detox is designed to minimize 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 it by detoxing in a medically supervised environment. At CNT, clients feel comfortable in a relaxing, homely atmosphere.
The doctors and nursing staff are adept at managing withdrawal from benzodiazepines and other drugs. While using alternate medications and psychological support, positive results are achievable.
Getting Started with Your Treatment:
If you recognize signs of dependence or addiction to Klonopin, please reach out for help.
Getting back to good health is possible with our detox program.
We offer comprehensive care for a wide range of drugs and alcohol. With our expertise in this field, we can formulate a detox program suitable individualized to your needs.
For further details about treatment, please call us today.