Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Recovery from addiction to drugs like Klonopin is not a simple process. There will be many different ups and downs. When your goal is long-term sobriety and healthy living, you will need to revisit some of the foundational concepts in recovery many times. This is normal as it helps you continue learning and even relearning how you can apply them into your life. For example, the foundational...

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3 Impacts Addiction Has on the Rest of Your Family

3 Impacts Addiction Has on the Rest of Your Family

Addiction causes a ripple effect on families. Whether the substance is a prescription drug like Klonopin, or a street drug like heroin, the results are often the same. Addiction is a family disease, meaning that it does not just affect the addict—but rather the entire family. When one family member is addicted, the entire family dynamic shifts, and this can tear apart a family. The good news is...

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Recognizing Depression in Teens

Recognizing Depression in Teens

Teenagers are famous for being moody, because emotions run the gamut as the body changes, hormones fluctuate and life skills are learned in awkward ways. The teenage years are a strange mix of childhood and adulthood, so parents inevitably become concerned at times. In fact, many parents end up wondering if their teenagers are normal. To address depression in your teenager, learn the signs of...

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Four Ways to Talk to Your Teens about Addiction

Discussing a possible substance abuse problem with a teen might be one of the most overwhelming conversations a parent has to have. The mere idea that one of our loved ones may be abusing drugs can leave many wishing they could avoid the subject altogether, and hope it’ll resolve itself. However, parents have a huge opportunity – and responsibility – to quickly detect and address a...

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Four Ways to Talk to Your Teens about Addiction

Four Ways to Talk to Your Teens about Addiction

Discussing a possible substance abuse problem with a teen might be one of the most overwhelming conversations a parent has to have. The mere idea that one of our loved ones may be abusing drugs can leave many wishing they could avoid the subject altogether, and hope it’ll resolve itself. However, parents have a huge opportunity – and responsibility – to quickly detect and address a...

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How Do I Know if My Parent Is Addicted to Klonopin?

How Do I Know if My Parent Is Addicted to Klonopin?

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine that binds to certain receptor sites to slow down the signals that move between brain cells—the effect is sedation that treats issues like anxiety, panic attacks and seizures. Benzodiazepines produce a soothing calm, but also euphoric highs when combined with alcohol or when taken in a dosage that is higher than prescribed. Doctors typically prescribe...

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How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

Friends and family members may know of a loved one’s addiction, but they may not know what to do about it. They may notice the addiction’s physical side effects, the addict avoiding responsibilities and the damage in her relationships, and they may even want to help. However, loved ones often wonder how they can address a friend’s drug problem. By acknowledging the issue, offering your...

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What to Do When Someone Lies About Klonopin Use

What to Do When Someone Lies About Klonopin Use

It’s human nature to want to believe the ones we love. We want to trust that what they tell us is true. We want to believe that they would not hurt us by lying to us. However, when a person becomes a Klonopin addict, he is likely to lie to cover up his addiction. He will say whatever he thinks you need to hear so you will leave him alone and allow him to continue in his drug use. In fact, a...

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Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

People share plenty of information with their friends, family and co-workers, but they tend to clam up and assume that serious topics are off-limits. While certain topics may be awkward or uncomfortable to discuss, that does not mean they should be ignored. If a parent, child or friend shows signs of a life-threatening disease, then that person’s loved ones would probably address the issue. The...

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What Made My Loved One a Klonopin Addict?

What Made My Loved One a Klonopin Addict?

Klonopin is prescribed to treat a wide variety of ailments including the following: Epilepsy Panic attacks Insomnia Rapid eye movement behavior disorder Anxiety disorders Restless leg syndrome (RLS) Chronic fatigue syndrome Night terrors Tourette syndrome Schizophrenia Klonopin is widely prescribed and widely abused. It is readily accessible, and even legal prescription use can lead to...

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