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Klonopin Abuse Help

Klonopin abuse helpKlonopin is a depressant, also known as a sedative or tranquilizer, prescribed to treat anxiety, sleep disorders, and some types of seizures. Because of its affects on the brain, Klonopin has the potential to cause tolerance, which leads to abuse and dependence. If someone is taking Klonopin more frequently and in larger doses than prescribed, there is likely abuse present. Klonopin abuse can have deadly results and help should be sought immediately if it is present in an individual.

Why is Klonopin Abuse a Problem?

Long-term Klonopin use can have serious negative consequences which can include deteriorating brain function, lethargy, and impaired ability to experience emotions. Physical dependence often results with painful withdrawal symptoms arising if the drug is stopped. Users of Klonopin often build up a tolerance which can lead to overdose, which can then possibly result in coma and sometimes death. Klonopin abuse is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Someone who is abusing Klonopin must get help.

What Does Klonopin Abuse Look Like?

Klonopin abuse will likely be evident in a variety of different signs and symptoms, both physical and psychological. Some of these might include the following:

  • Withdrawal symptoms (hallucinations, fever, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, heart palpitations, etc.) if Klonopin is stopped
  • Taking Klonopin without a legitimate medical condition
  • Unusual secluded behaviors
  • A sudden change in friends and/or social activities
  • Suspicious behavior such as lying and/or stealing
  • A preoccupation with possessing Klonopin
  • Doctor-shopping or pharmacy-hopping to get more Klonopin prescriptions
  • A belief that Klonopin is necessary for life and functionality

If these signs and symptoms are present in an individual it will be necessary to get help. Klonopin abuse requires professional treatment and a strong support system of people to encourage the recovery.

Klonopin Addiction Treatment Options

The first step in beating Klonopin abuse is recognizing the problem and reaching out for help. Help can come from a variety of sources, including friends, family, counselors, healthcare providers, people from one’s faith community, or drug-treatment professionals. Treatment can then take place in either an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation center and include such things as detox, counseling, support groups or drug education classes. Dual diagnosis treatment helps patients who struggle not only with drug addiction, but also with co-occurring mental disorders such as depression or schizophrenia. Regardless of the particular treatments undergone, one should not try to recover from Klonopin abuse alone, because it is all too easy to become discouraged and relapse. Help is essential to a full and healthy recovery.

Do You Need Help for Klonopin Abuse?

Are you or someone you love abusing Klonopin? Don’t wait to get help. Our toll-free number is available 24 hours a day. Call today and talk to one of our trained counselors to get the help you need.

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