Dangers of Getting Klonopin from a Dealer

Dangers of Getting Klonopin from a Dealer

Klonopin is a brand name for the drug clonazepam, a benzodiazepine commonly used to treat seizures, anxiety and panic disorders. Even when taken as prescribed it can lead to the following:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Suicide ideation
  • Irreversible liver damage

When combined with alcohol or other drugs, these effects may be intensified. Illegal Klonopin often contains other drugs or harmful substances. Overdose can occur with Klonopin alone and is more likely when combined with other drugs, and withdrawal from Klonopin can be dangerous or even deadly.

Dangers of Klonopin Mixed with Other Substances

There are many reasons street Klonopin may be mixed with other substances. Large-scale dealers often acquire bulk amounts of Klonopin and then break it down and mix it with other substances to increase their profits. They may lace pills with cheaper drugs that either enhance or mimic the effects of Klonopin. These cheaper drugs may have worse side effects than Klonopin or combining them may multiply the effects of each substance leading to a greater chance of overdose. Additives may also increase the addictive properties of the drug which can lead to complication when users try to end use. Withdrawal symptoms are often worse when more than one drug is involved, and doctors may be less able to assist you, if they don’t know what you’ve been taking.

The environmental conditions where the drugs are made can also contribute to the lack of purity in street drugs. Illicit labs are often dirty and use poorly maintained equipment. Poor water quality and unsanitized lab equipment can add aluminum or bacteria to the finished drug. The pills appear just fine on the outside, as illicit chemists go to lengths to make the pills match authentic Klonopin in appearance.

Legal Consequences Associated with Street Klonopin

The legal consequences of abusing Klonopin are much worse when you have purchased the drug illegally. Abusing another person’s prescription is a crime as is pharmacy or doctor fraud, but there are higher fees and penalties when you have purchased the drugs from a street dealer. You can also be charged with intent to sell for possessing a large amount of Klonopin. These charges stay on your permanent criminal record long after you stop taking Klonopin making it more difficult to find employment or get a driver’s license.

Get Help for Klonopin Addiction

If you are addicted or dependent on Klonopin, call us now to get help. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day and is toll free. Our counselors can answer your questions about legal and illegal Klonopin use and can help you find effective treatment.