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Klonopin Detox and Withdrawal

Klonopin is a difficult drug from which to detox. A Klonopin detox center can assist an addict in quitting this drug. Trying to break the habit without help can lead to dangerous side effects. For more information, call .

What Is Klonopin?

projectknow-shutter123454397-prescription-drugsKlonopin is a drug known as a benzodiazepine. Other benzodiazepines include Xanax, Librium, Valium, and Ativan. The drug works by targeting chemicals in the brain. Klonopin is used to treat seizures, anxiety, and panic disorders. The drug creates pleasurable and relaxed feelings in the user. The drug is often abused by those suffering from emotional problems. It is highly addictive, and an overdose can cause coma and death.

Side Effects

Side effects of Klonopin use include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Hostility
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Chest pains

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms may occur if the user stops taking Klonopin abruptly and include:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis

The biggest concern with Klonopin withdrawal is suicidal tendencies. Addicts who suddenly stop the drug may attempt to take their own lives. If you or a loved one is addicted to this drug, seek help from a Klonopin withdrawal treatment facility as soon as possible. Call for the best addiction treatment options available.

Detox Centers

Klonopin detox centers will gradually wean the addict from the drug. This gradual approach lessens the withdrawal symptoms and has a higher success rate. If medication is required for anxiety, seizures, or panic attacks, an alternative will be prescribed. The goal of detox is to rid the patient’s system of the drug. A Klonopin detox program is not an addiction treatment on its own but a step in a comprehensive treatment or rehab program.

Did You Know?

A survey conducted in 2010 found that approximately 2.4 million people in the United States took prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. Over 50 percent of the respondents were women, and about a third were ages 12 to 17.


Klonopin detox centers use a variety of treatments and techniques to break the patient’s addiction to the drug. Common treatment modalities include:

  • Group therapy is a useful tool in treating the cause of addictive behavior. The patient speaks to fellow addicts and is able to develop a support system.
  • Behavior modification therapy is another approach used to treat Klonopin addicts. This type of program is designed to alter the patient’s behaviors and reactions to difficult situations. The addict is taught new ways to cope with their issues and problems.
  • Some therapies are based on a spiritual connection. An example is a 12-step program that is based on a set of principles. When followed, the principles aid in recovery from addiction.
  • Education program resources are also used. Patients are educated about the dangers and effects of Klonopin addiction.
  • Injections have been successful in treating benzodiazepine addictions. The patient receives a monthly injection designed to block the drug’s harmful effect on the brain. Since the addicted individual no longer receives a pleasurable feeling when taking the drug, the cravings subside.

Dangers of Klonopin Abuse

Klonopin addiction can negatively impact every part of a person’s life. Klonopin detox centers have trained staff members who can help turn things around.

“Klonopin addiction can negatively impact every part of a person’s life.”The addict’s health suffers. In addition to suffering from side effects of the drug and experiencing withdrawal symptoms, the drug can have devastating effects on the brain. Klonopin addicts must keep a constant supply of the drug on hand. This has negative financial consequences. Abusers of the drug may resort to stealing and selling personal belongings in order to gain the money they need to purchase the drug.

Personal relationships can also suffer. Those suffering from addiction often behave erratically and experience mood swings. Addicts are neglectful of themselves and their loved ones. Getting high is their main focus. As a result, friends and family members are alienated. Spouses often have difficulty dealing with the disease and leave the relationship. Many addicts find it difficult to maintain employment. A Klonopin abuser can have difficulty concentrating and be unable to perform required tasks.


Singer Stevie Nicks has been vocal about her eight-year addiction to Klonopin. She became addicted after receiving a prescription for the drug to help with her cocaine habit.

Why Seek Help?

Klonopin is a dangerous drug and can be addictive even when prescribed by a physician. Klonopin detox centers can help patients return to a normal, productive life. For more information on help options, call us at .

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