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Clonazepam Addiction Treatment

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Medical treatment works!

Addiction is a medical condition. While you may feel very dark and hopeless right now…know that medical treatments help you. You can address drug problems. A life of long term sobriety is possible! Many others have done it before you. And we’ll prepare you for what treatment looks like in this article.

Rehab programs offer you the help you need. More here on what you can expect from a quality rehab. Plus, a section for your questions at the end. In fact, we welcome all comments and questions. We’ll try our best to respond to you personally and promptly!

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Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine medication with strong addictive potential. Although users who take it recreationally are more likely to get addicted, even those who take it exactly as prescribed are not safe. So, how can you know if you are addicted? See if you recognize any of the following signs in yourself or a loved one:

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  • Feeling helplessness and desperate without using clonazepam.
  • Displaying unusually slow movements.
  • Difficulties with memory, concentration, and focus.
  • Not being able to cut back on doses or stop using clonazepam.
  • Using clonazepam to get through the day.

If you are experiencing any of the effects of clonazepam addiction, don’t wait to get treatment. There are people who can help you with the struggles you’re facing.

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Understanding Clonazepam Addiction

Clonazepam is a very addictive drug and can take a hold of you over a period of weeks or months. When you start to take clonazepam too frequently or for too long, the benzodiazepine can bring a sense of calm and drowsiness. This sedate euphoric state can become habit forming. Over time, you may feel like you cannot function or live without taking clonazepam again and again. Soon, the need for the effects of the medication can make people do things they would never attempt under normal circumstances.

In fact, it is quite common for addicts to face:

…..Legal problems
…..Health issues
…..Relationship problems
…..Financial issues

But, what causes addiction?

Experts believe that your genes carry up to 50% of the risk for addiction. Still, there are people who take clonazepam as prescribed and will not abuse the medication or develop addiction…so there must be other factors that influence a person’s addictive behavior. These are typically environmental or personal and may include:

  1. The environment where you lived and grew up.
  2. Your individual physical response to psychoactive substances.
  3. Whether your parents or close relatives have a drug abuse history.
  4. The social and cultural view of drug use.

If you would like more information on getting started in clonazepam addiction treatment, call 1-877-300-2366 today.

REMEMBER: Addiction is a medical condition, one that can be treated with the right professional help.

Getting The Best Treatment

Treating any addiction is a complex and highly-individualized process. Each one of us has a unique combination of personal history, co-occurring health conditions, factors that contribute to addiction, as well as reasons for seeking help. So, a good addiction treatment program should do this: Treat the individual first.

For this reason, clients need a personalized treatment plan. The best treatment program is one that is centered around your own needs and individual goals. Still, there are three main types of therapies that most rehabs offer. These should include:

…..Counseling – Group, Individual, and Family Therapy.
…..Education – Classes about substances and their effects on the mind.
…..Medications –  Rx medicines are a humane way to treat clonazepam dependence.

If you struggle with clonazepam addiction and have been considering rehab, then give our toll-free helpline a call right now. Simply dial 1-877-300-2366 for a 24/7 help and information about personalized treatment at rehab facilities.

What May Be Stopping You From Entering Rehab?

Let’s be real.

Today, we live in a fast paced society. We understand that you may feel like you cannot just put your life on hold and check into rehab when there are home and work duties to attend to and bills to pay. Addiction recovery takes time and money…but so does addiction. Just think about all of the effort, pain and suffering you are willing to go through to get and use clonazepam. So if you find yourself saying:

…..I don’t have money to pay for rehab.
…..I can’t take off work to go to rehab.
…..I can’t leave my family to go to rehab.

…keep reading! We’ll address each of these barriers and let you know how you can move past them.

1. “I can’t pay for rehab.”

Problem: Even though you may recognize that you have a serious problem that requires treatment, you may feel that you don’t have the financial support to pay for a costly rehab stay. In fact, the lack of financial resources is the most commonly cited reason for avoiding clonazepam rehab.

Solutions: Call 1-877-300-2366 to find out if your insurance provides coverage for addiction treatment. Healthcare.gov offers a state insurance marketplace where you can shop for affordable health insurance and compare prices. Plus, Medicaid has expanded its coverage to at least 5 million adults who qualify for addiction treatment. Medicare covers the cost of substance abuse treatment as well.

Finally, look into a payment plan or sliding scale payment, which allows you to pay for your treatment a little bit at a time. If you’re serious about getting better…invest in yourself. You can borrow from a savings account, 401(k), friends, or family. Health care credit cards allow you to finance health care costs at lower interest rates and make monthly payments.

2. “I can’t take time off work.”

Problem: While our society revolves around active “production”, there are times when it is necessary and more productive to seek medical help. Call 1-877-300-2366 for a quick assessment of your situation and to get a feel for how much time it may take for you to recover from addiction for good.

Solutions: Legally, you are entitled to seek addiction treatment AND keep your job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects all employees from discrimination on the basis of disability. And The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects the rights of employees – You can use up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to seek medical treatment. This further allows workers to keep their health benefits when getting treatment as during active working.

3. “I can’t leave my family.”

Problem: Family responsibilities and obligations require constant effort. But, if you are using clonazepam you cannot really be there for our family. Making a decision to enter rehab can be the best thing for your spouse, partner, children, or dependent elderly family members.

Solutions: Ask your partner, extended family, or closest friends to help with your children and home responsibilities. With good management and support from loved ones you can concentrate on your inner work. This way, you can come back and be a better parent, spouse, or family member.

Further, good rehabs integrate family into your therapy work. And specialized treatment facilities have been designed to allow you to take small children with you. Call us to review program details and work out a situation that can work for you.

The First Step Of Recovery From Clonazepam

STEP #1: Make a decision to get help. Successful recovery from clonazepam addiction begins with the willingness to change. When YOU (not your spouse, your kids, your parents) make the decision to get help…you start to get better.

STEP #2: Finding a rehab. After you have made the decision to quit clonazepam, you will need to find a rehab program that fits your needs. You can narrow down your choices by considering:

  1. Would you benefit from inpatient or outpatient treatment?
  2. Do you require medical detox or can you follow a tapering schedule?
  3. What are your budget or insurance options?
  4. Do you prefer to stay at a rehab close or far away from home?

If you are struggling day to day because of benzodiazepine addiction, help is just a phone call away. Call 1-877-300-2366 and get the help you need today. Our professional hotline coordinators are specially trained to answer your questions about clonazepam addiction, detox, and treatment.

STEP #3: Initial assessment and evaluation. When you check into rehab, you’ll need to complete an intake evaluation. Assessment will usually include a medical and psychological evaluation, and may require drug testing. You need to be honest and speak openly about your clonazepam use and health history, since the treatment program will be customized to answer the information gathered upon intake.

STEP #4: Detox. After the intake, you may go through a medically supervised detox. Detox includes the use of prescription medications to address clonazepam withdrawal symptoms as they appear. Withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as several hours after last use and vary in severity based on:

…..The amount of clonazepam you take.
…..The duration of your clonazepam abuse.
…..The method of abuse (such as snorting, ingesting by mouth or injecting).

Experts recommend medical supervision for most cases of significant clonazepam problems, since withdrawal from this medication can be especially risky, and even fatal, for individuals with other pre-existing medical conditions. Additionally, benzodiazepines require a very specific tapering protocol. For this reason, experts urge that patients get off clonazepam with medical supervision.

STEP #5: Treatment. When your body is free from the acute prescence of clonazepam, the inner work begins. Learning coping skills, avoiding trigger situations, and developing sober social skills are all valuable aspects of recovering from a clonazepam addiction. Rehab mainly consists of group, individual and/or family therapy.

Inpatient programs provide 24-hour medical assistance and can also lower your stress and help you concentrate on intensive therapy without any outside distractions. During therapy, you begin to work through difficult emotions that may be driving your addictive behavior. It can be helpful to rely on the support of the staff and other people in recovery during this time.

STEP #6: Aftercare. The final step in the rehab process is to plan for life after rehab. You need to be prepared for your transition back into the real world and have a relapse prevention plan in place. Plus, aftercare may include sober housing, continued counselling, support groups, and outpatient follow up.

Combined with medications and therapeutic follow-up…a rehab center can help you quit clonazepam for good.

What happens when you call our hotline?

Our clonazepam addiction hotline is:

…..FREE
…..Confidential
…..Anonymous
…..Available 24/7

When you CALL 1-877-300-2366, you can expect our hotline counselors to respond quickly, listen to you, provide the information you are seeking, and never judge you. We know that it can be hard to pick up the phone. So, our staff have been trained to understand addiction as a medical condition and have the tools and resources to get you the information that you need. You can talk openly with them about:

  • Clonazepam or other drugs of choice.
  • How long you’ve been using.
  • How much and how often you use.
  • Whether or not you’re drinking.
  • Other mental health issues you’re battling.

While recovery from clonazepam is difficult, it is possible and we can help. Please call our toll-free helpline today.

How To Help Someone With A Clonazepam Addiction

When you know that your loved one or family member is addicted to a benzodiazepine such as clonazepam, you will likely feel an overwhelming concern. But, forcing them to enter rehab can result in unnecessary anger, frustration, and hardship…for both parties.

So what can you do for an addict, really?

The CRAFT Model and Clonazepam Addiction

The Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Model is an approach that works to get addicts into treatment…and there is research to back up the effectiveness of the method. CRAFT involves meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist to train yourself and your family on how to talk to an addicted loved one AND how to take care of yourself at the same time. During weekly CRAFT sessions, you will learn how to:

…..Avoid enabling destructive behaviors.
…..Communicate effectively with your loved one.
…..Cope with stress relating to the person’s clonazepam use.
…..Encourage treatment enrollment.
…..Identify true moments of change.

REMEMBER: Providing a real supportive network for your loved one can make all the difference in the world for their recovery from clonazepam addiction. It can be hurtful to watch our loved ones struggle with addiction, but only they can make a decision to seek treatment and do that for themselves. Otherwise, interventions for addiction treatment can be fruitless.

Call us at 1-877-300-2366 to talk through your loved one’s addiction and learn more about how family counseling programs can help you and your loved one today.

Long-term Aftercare And Relapse Prevention

Clonazepam rehab is not merely about ceasing use…it requires constant work. Addiction recovery is about finding healthy alternatives to deal with stress, to deal with temptation, to deal with the concept of a relapse. But what happens after you “graduate” from a rehab program?

Relapse prevention. While relapse can be prevented, it does sometimes happen. Relapse can be best seen as a chance to learn. If you look at a slip positively, you’ll be able to see what went wrong and to adjust your behaviors for the future.

Aftercare or continued care. If you or someone close to you struggle with clonazepam dependence and addiction, and want to make a lifelong change rather than ‘just be sober for a few days or weeks’, aftercare programs can help you get the results you want. Here are some common aftercare options.

Continued individual counselling
Group counselling
Sober living housing
Support groups with online or face-to-face meetings
Rehab alumni groups

Call us at 1-877-300-2366 today to learn more about aftercare options and ways to address relapse. Our non-judgemental, compassionate staff are ready to answer your questions and get you the help you need today.

Does Treatment Work?

Yes, addiction treatment works.

In fact, a combined approach of medically supervised detox specific to benzodiazepines and long term inpatient rehab have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of clonazepam addiction. A rehab will teach you how to quit clonazepam and give you the tools you need to live a happy and healthy life. It’s up to you to apply the tools to your daily life.

Don’t waste another day addicted to clonazepam.

The cycle of addiction can be broken.

Call 1-877-300-2366 NOW and speak with a trained helpline coordinator. Help is only a phone call away!

Reference Sources: NCBI: Management of benzodiazepine misuse and dependence
SAMHSA: Admissions Reporting Benzodiazepine and Narcotic Pain Reliever Abuse at Treatment Entry
VA: Helping Patients Taper from Benzodiazepines
NCBI: The treatment of benzodiazepine dependence
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

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4 Responses to “Clonazepam Addiction Treatment
Lorena
7:47 am July 25th, 2017

I am on .0125 of clanazapam twice a day since April 25 after being hospitalized for 51/50. I am afraid of withdraw symptoms since my body is so sensitive! Please help can I go to detox program on such low dose!?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:27 pm July 27th, 2017

Hi Lorena. You may want to speak with your doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule. Also, take a look into the Ashton Manual: http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/
It is a manual that can help you with dealing benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal.

Bobbie
1:42 am November 4th, 2017

I was on clonazepam for a year and recently detoxed at a Hosp and a .month in a rehab program I am now home a week and experiencing severe anxiety. Any suggestions thanks

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:27 pm November 8th, 2017

Hi Bobbie. Have you tried any alternative medications? Here’s suggested reading:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270108/
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/anxiety
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3660126/

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