There are plenty of drugs prescribed by doctors that can be addicting and habit-forming. One of them is a benzodiazepine called Klonopin which can cause someone to be addicted within a few weeks. According to Addiction Center, 75,000 people went to the emergency room due to complications from Klonopin in 2011. Stevie Nicks was addicted to Klonopin for eight years and she described the drug as making her less productive and less able to write good songs. It is important for those addicted to Klonopin to seek treatment before they suffer deadly consequences from the drug.
Klonopin blocks the receptors to the brain that reduces agitation and stress. It can slow down brain activity to help you feel relaxed. Originally, Klonopin was meant to help manage epileptic seizures. Now it is used to treat panic attacks, ease anxiety, and mental withdrawal symptoms as a result from alcohol and other abusive drugs. This drug can be swallowed as a blue tablet or a quick dissolve tablet placed on the tongue three times a day lasting 19-60 hours.
It is possible to be addicted to Klonopin even taking the regular dose a doctor prescribes. Despite the benefits that come Klonopin, dangerous consequences occur from addiction such as Klonopin depressing the central nervous system, causing a short high with an intoxicated daze. There are some that crush Klonopin pills and snort it to get more intense effects. Many develop a tolerance to Klonopin where they can keep taking the medication and feel it not working, causing them to take more. Taking Klonopin with alcohol can lead to a fatal overdose as well as cocaine which can give a false sense as to how much Klonopin they can take.
You know you have overdosed if you experience extreme drowsiness, slurred speech, unsteady walking, memory impairment, a reduced attention span, and incoordination. You can experience mental fogginess as well as seizures in nonepileptic patients. You can feel devoid of creativity and empathy. It is also possible to experience a sudden onset of suicidal thoughts and actions. It is important when quitting Klonopin not to quit by yourself and to seek a medical professional to prevent withdrawal symptoms. There are inpatient and outpatient treatment options as well as 12 Step programs. Seek help immediately if you exhibit symptoms that are a danger to your health to a professional before this drug can cause long-term effects.
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic in County Louth, near Dublin was founded in 1988 as a residential rehabilitation hospital treating people suffering from drug and alcohol purposes. Smarmore Castle believes in helping patients lead a life of abstinence through 12 Step programs, detox and medical treatment, psychotherapy, and complementary therapies. For more information, please call 041-214-5111. For those who live out of the country, the international number is 00353-41-214-5111.
Last updated & clinically assessed 26 March, 2021