Is Klonopin Addictive?
Yes. Klonopin (main ingredient clonazepam) is a highly addictive benzodiazepine.
The primary purpose of this medication is to:
- Control or prevent seizures.
- Reduce anxiety from panic attacks.
But you can also get high on Klonopin. When you take Klonopin, your central nervous system (CNS) becomes depressed. This causes a short, but euphoric “high” This is why taking it in larger doses and for a long period of time increases your chances of dependence and addiction. Moreover, if you are taking Klonopin recreationally, you are at a much higher risk for experiencing physical and mental side effects.
How do you recognize addiction? How is it treated medically?
We review here.
Then, we invite your questions about your specific case at the end. In fact, we try to respond to all real life questions with a personal and prompt reply.
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Signs that you need help
When you take Klonopin in ways other than prescribed, you can experience a “high” that is not felt when the drug is taken as indicated. How can you know when your “harmless” recreational use has turned into a dangerous and progressing habit? You might be at risk of Klonopin addiction when:
1. Close friends and family complain about your sudden changes in appearance and behavior.
2. Feeling unable to meet deadlines and keep up with your peers at work/school without taking Klonopin.
3. Trying to cut back or quit Klonopin but never succeeding.
4. Developing symptoms of withdrawal such as: depression or fatigue when you try to quit Klonopin.
5. Crushing, snorting, or taking Klonopin in any way OTHER THAN PRESCRIBED.
You can also look out for the 4 C’s:
Loss of CONTROL of drug use
CONTINUED use despite negative CONSEQUENCES
CRAVINGS for Klonopin
COMPULSIVE thinking about drug use
If you noticed any of the following changes in yourself and you feel like your life has been thrown off course due to Klonopin addiction, don’t panic. Recovery can get you back on track. Call 1-877-391-1534. We can help you identify and treat a drug problem so that you can live a happy and drug-free life!
Getting Over Denial
Q: So what is the first step to breaking free from Klonopin addiction?
A: Breaking out of DENIAL!
In order to get better you need to accept and face the presence of your addiction problem. Many people do not reach for help simply because they refuse to accept that they have a problem. Their defense mechanism “denial” acts as a rational desire to avoid pain. This regrettably often ends up in a cycle of pain and frustration that can turn harmful.
KEEP THIS IN MIND: A refusal to acknowledge a problem is hurting you. Let go and ask for help. Addiction is a manageable condition. Hope lies in MEDICAL TREATMENT.
Call 1-877-391-1534 to speak with an addiction recovery specialist. You can find a suitable treatment program that fits your unique needs.
The Best Klonopin Addiction Treatment
Q: How can you best quit Klonopin for good?
A: Determine what works best for you and know what to expect from treatment.
When searching for the right treatment program, look for a rehab that can offer you an individualized treatment program instead of a standard one. Best treatments are customized. High-quality rehabs focus on creating an individualized treatment plan for clients by gathering as much information as they can during intake and assessment.
People are usually driven to change by different motives. In fact, we all have a different set of problems that contribute to addiction. An individualized plan is important because you’ll have the chance to determine your specific treatment goals together with your doctor before you proceed to the next stages of treatment. Every recovery experience is different. While for some people a complete sobriety is achievable, for others a slow dose reduction seems more realistic in the beginning.
Before choosing a treatment program take into consideration the following factors:
- The severity of your Klonopin addiction.
- Your employment status.
- Your family obligations.
- Your mental and medical health history.
- Your support system (family friends and loved ones).
Main Treatment Options
Here are some of the basic choices that people make when deciding on a rehab. You’ll need to consider program type, duration, as well as types of therapies included in your addiction treatment program.
Option #1: Addiction treatment can take place either in a residential facility or in an outpatient program.
Inpatient Klonopin treatment. Provides round-the-clock care, which is especially important during withdrawal and detoxification. Trained medical professionals will be readily available to make this process as comfortable for you as possible. Additionally, residential facilities address the psychological aspects of your addiction.
Outpatient Klonopin treatment. These programs are primarily designed for high-functioning addicts whose finances, home life and work are stable while dealing with their drug addiction. But if your addiction controls every aspect of your life and makes daily living a struggle, an inpatient rehab may be a more suitable option for you.
Option #2: Programs may last 30, 60, 90 days or more if needed.
The length of a treatment stay will be determined by the severity of an addiction. Treatment lengths vary from 30 days to 18 months or longer. However, before choosing a treatment program, consult your doctor or addiction professional to give an opinion which treatment length is most appropriate. Short-term programs are usually more intense. In case you have a long history of drug abuse or tried several times to quit Klonopin but failed then it’s best to spend more time in rehab.
Option #3: There are a multitude of therapies and amenities that can be included in your treatment. Addiction programs usually offer a combination of:
- Behavioral Therapy
- Medication Assisted treatment
When applied together, the right mix of therapies for your needs can maximize your chances of successful recovery and long-lasting sobriety.
Option #4: You may require dual diagnosis treatment if you co-occurring mental health disorders are present.
Many people addicted to Klonopin have underlying psychiatric problems that need to be addressed as issues separated from the substance use problem. Psychotherapy that targets both conditions at the same time best helps people in these cases. Treatment programs in which professional counselors help the client learn to relax and set realistic goals often help people achieve sobriety while dealing with:
What happens when you call our hotline?
We know that picking up the phone and opening up about Klonopin may seem difficult and intimidating? But our hotline staffers know how to listen and understand what you are going through.
When you CALL 1-877-391-1534, expect our compassionate staff to LISTEN FIRST. Our admission specialists are trained tounderstand addiction as a medical condition. We WON’T:
Instead, we work to provide you with all information you need about treatment options.
Worried about cost? – The call is FREE OF CHARGE. We’ll TALK YOU THROUGH your payment options.
Worried about confidentiality? – All calls are PRIVATE and your identity won’t be revealed.
Worried about feeling like an outcast? – We understand addiction as a medical condition. Leave the shame at the door.
You can openly discuss the following with us:
- How long you’ve been (ab)using Klonopin?
- How much and how often you use?
- Whether or not you’re drinking or using other drugs.
- Other mental health issues you’re diagnosed with.
What Are the Stages of Treatment?
Participating in a treatment program generally means that you’ll pass through the following stages:
First, Intake and Evaluation.
Upon arrival at a treatment facility you’ll discuss your health condition in depth with a team of doctors, psychologists, and rehab staff. Your case manager will ask you questions about drug use, will record any previous psychiatric assessments, and past treatment experiences (if there are any), and doctors may perform a physical exam. You can also expect drug testing via urine or blood samples. Intake and evaluation help staff gather necessary information in order to create a personalized treatment plan for you and prepare you for next steps.
Second, a process of Medical Detoxification.
If you’ve become physically dependent on Klonopin, you’ll need to get it out of your system. This is why a primary focus in treatment is to stabilize your medical and psychiatric condition. Ultimately, a medical detox helps ensure your safety and sets you up for ongoing addiction treatment. Medical detox can help you manage the symptoms of acute withdrawal from Klonopin in a controlled environment to improve comfort, minimize any risks, and improve future prognosis.
The main goal of treatment is to help you adapt new beliefs and behaviors that don’t involve Klonopin (ab)use. Treatment programs should provide psychotherapy and behavioral therapies that can help you get to the root causes of your addiction. Additionally, a reputable treatment program should offer Medication Assisted Treatment. These therapies may include:
- Access to medical services.
- Exercise and sleeping routines.
- Family therapy.
- Individual and group therapy sessions.
- Nutritional counselling and wellness activities.
- Psychotherapy and behavioral therapies.
- Thorough planning for aftercare programs.
Treatment facilities often continue their help even after you leave their facilities. Aftercare and relapse prevention are a crucial step of the recovery process and can increase your chances of rehab success. A good aftercare program should include a combination of ongoing counseling, group activities, and sober living options.
Medical treatment for addiction allows you to gradually and safely get off Klonopin…for good! A structured treatment program is all you need. Call 1-877-391-1534 TODAY for more information on how treatment can help you live the life that you deserve.
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Fear of Klonopin Withdrawal
Addiction to Klonopin usually involves physical dependence on clonazepam. This means that you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms once you attempt to quit taking Klonopin. Once the depressant chemicals are no longer in your bloodstream, it takes the brain and the body some time to self-regulate. The central nervous system has “sped up” to balance out the depressant effects…and requires time to even out again.
KNOW THIS: It usually takes a month to detox and stabilize from Klonopin dependence.
Klonopin withdrawal symptoms include:
- increased body temperature and pulse rate
- panic attacks
- stomach pain
- thoughts of suicide
IMPORTANT: Klonopin withdrawal can be dangerous, and that’s why you should not attempt to quit abruptly or without medical assistance. To go through this process safely you’ll need a licenced detox clinic. Call 1-877-391-1534. We can help you find one.
Klonopin & Your Mental Health
Often times people who reach for psychoactive substances deal with underlying mental health disorders. One of the most common underlying reasons why people turn to Klonopin is because they are self-medicating issues, such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The good news is that with the right course of treatment, strong support network and continued care you can manage both conditions successfully. Treating your addiction to Klonopin is just half the battle. In order to sustain recovery, once you become able to function without this drug, you’ll need to take a look at the deeper issue(s). The following therapies are used during such cases of treatment:
Medication Therapy – Doctors can prescribe medications along with psychotherapy.
Dialectic Behavioral therapy (DBT) – Teaches you how to solve personal issues with the people close to you and make sober living less stressful. This type of therapy actually helps you regain control over self-harm behaviors that go in the same package as mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
Integrated Group Therapy (IGT) – Treats the symptoms of both substance use disorders and mental health illnesses all at once.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – This type of therapy can help you identify, recognize, and avoid the process that led you to abuse Klonopin in the first place. By being able to recognize behaviors and situations that fuel your substance abuse, you can identify ways to avoid compromising scenarios, manage cravings, and develop better ways to manage your daily life.
Individual Psychotherapy (IP) – This type of therapy treats behaviors related to substance abuse and/or particular behavioral or mental health problems.
Treatment that addresses both mental health issues and drug addiction is essential to long term recovery. Need help treating both? Call us at 1-877-391-1534. We’ll help you start recovery today.
Luxury and Executive Treatment Centers
Are you a busy professional who’s dealing with Klonopin addiction? If you have many responsibilities which you can’t give up or leave behind, a luxury rehab can be the answer. Executive and luxury rehabs have been created to provide you with a setting to optimize the balance between recovery and the rest of your life. The following services make luxury rehabs different than standard treatment programs:
1. Executive rehabs allow you to keep your cell phone or laptop during treatment.
2. Upscale rehabs are usually located near beautiful resort areas.
3. Luxury rehabs are completely adjusted to your needs, they offer flexible treatment and length of stay.
4. Executive rehabs offer luxurious amenities such as:
- private rooms with beautiful views
- professionally prepared meals
- gyms and swimming pool
- massage therapy
If you want to feel completely at home while working on an addiction issue, Call 1-877-391-1534. We’ll help you find a setting and program that’s just right for you.
How to Help a Loved one with Klonopin Addiction
Do you suspect that your loved one has a drug problem?
It can sometimes be hard to watch a friend or loved one struggle with addiction.
We know this.
This is why it’s often best to consult with a professional before taking any more steps. But regardless of how overwhelming you may feel, your loved one CAN RECOVER and lead a drug-free life. Keep the following suggestions in mind when you approach your addicted loved one:
#1 – Tell them you understand their condition and provide encouragement for seeking help. Above all things addicts need love, compassion and support.
#2 – Avoid blaming or criticizing your loved one.
#3 – Accept the fact that you cannot fix your loved one addiction problem, but you can be a part of their support system and recovery journey.
ONE MORE THING THAT CAN HELP: An extremely useful approach that is helping families is the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Model. This model provides training to family members, teaching them useful skills such as:
- The importance and benefits of addiction treatment.
- How to pick ideal moments to confront a loved one.
- How to take care of yourself!
- How to repair broken communication.
- Strategies to help a loved one accept help.
If your loved one is not ready to make the call, you can. Call us 1-877-391-1534 to get advice. We’ll talk about different treatment options and help you understand the options.
Ongoing Treatment and Relapse Prevention
Q: How do you stay drug-free for life?
A: By working on it every day.
Recovery from Klonopin addiction is a lifelong process and commitment. If you do not keep this in mind you can easily slip back to using and abusing it. Addiction recovery begins in treatment and continues with comprehensive care as you transit from safe rehab environment back to your life. After completing your Klonopin addiction treatment program re-entering your “normal” life may be difficult.
Leaving Klonopin rehab will challenge you to:
- Apply the new behaviors you developed in treatment.
- Recognize and resist triggers.
- Prevent relapse.
- Improve your ability to pursue long-term recovery.
Continuing care means regularly attending ongoing counseling to keep reminded that sobriety is an ongoing process not a destination. Aftercare can help you developing new healthy ways of living, including good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise. Participating fully in your continuing care program is vital in order to maintain Klonopin-free. You will be able to encounter challenges that previously would have motivate you to reach for Klonopin or other psychoactive substances.
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