Despite the fact that benzodiazepines are classified as safe with a prescription and medical oversight by the DEA, they’re some of the most commonly abused drugs, and Klonopin is among the most addictive benzos because they have a long half-life, among other reasons. If you were initially prescribed Klonopin and grew dependent over time, or if you’ve developed an addiction by buying them illegally, you can turn to the caring, Marietta-based team at Atlanta Treatment LLC for help.
We treat a variety of drug addictions, including Klonopin addiction, through a variety of inpatient and partial hospitalization programs and with a range of therapies and methods. We understand how powerless a person can feel when they have an addiction and treat everyone who joins us with compassion and without judgment. Call us now to learn more about how we can help you on the path to recovery.
What is Klonopin?
Klonopin, also known as clonazepam, is a drug prescribed to control and prevent seizures by calming your brain and nerves. Clonazepam is also a known benzodiazepine, a class of drugs that are used as sedatives and tranquilizers. Other types of benzos include Valium, Ativan, and Xanax. In addition to its effectiveness in treating seizures, it’s also prescribed to treat panic attacks. Klonopin comes in tablet form and has been in circulation since the 1970s.
Klonopin is also used to treat:
- Bipolar disorder
In addition to the calming effects, other side effects associated with Klonopin include memory loss, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and frequent urination. Some more serious side effects that may need medical attention include rashes, swelling, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Because all benzos are classified as Schedule IV drugs, they’re not as monitored as some drugs, like opioids, but they’re still highly addictive. Because Klonopin is a more effective drug and its effects set in fairly quickly, many people are drawn to using it recreationally. However, this also means the body can develop a tolerance quickly, which is how addiction can develop.
Symptoms of Klonopin Addiction
- Impaired judgement
Signs of Klonopin Withdrawal
One of the best ways to determine whether you’re addicted to Klonopin, or any drug, is to stop using it for a certain amount of time and see whether you exhibit symptoms of withdrawal, which is how your brain and body react in the absence of a substance they’re dependent on.
Klonopin withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and painful, which is one of many reasons why people with addictions don’t want to quit using. Some of these symptoms include weight loss, seizures, hallucinations. Insomnia, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Some people report nightmares and muscle spasms, too.
Need help for Klonopin addiction in Marietta? Call our Georgia team today at (678) 379-3111. A team member can help you find the right program for your needs.
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Because Klonopin is widely available and frequently abused, you may be thinking that you don’t need professional help. Additionally, many people assume they have to hit rock bottom and have their lives fall apart before they call for professional help. Atlanta Treatment LLC is here to tell you that getting treatment for your Klonopin addiction now is better than later—it could very well save your life. A 2005 emergency room visit report noted that 24 percent of all visits involved benzodiazepines like Klonopin. Some of those with Klonopin or benzo addictions mix drugs or use them with alcohol, which increases the risk of overdose—calling us today might be what prevents you from accidentally overdosing and dying.
Because we know no two addictions are the same, we take a holistic approach to recovery by offering a wide range of treatments and therapies. When you begin your assessment with us, you can work closely with a team member to identify treatments that can best help you on your path to sobriety.
Get the help you need and deserve by contacting us online or by phone at (678) 379-3111. We offer personalized treatment plans because no two recoveries are the same.
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