Effects of Klonopin Addiction

Effects of Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin is a commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid eye movement behavior disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Night terrors
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Schizophrenia

Klonopin Side Effects

When taken as prescribed, an individual should not experience any adverse effects. However, common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Impaired motor function (coordination and balance)

Since Klonopin has a long half-life, which means that it stays in the bloodstream for a longer period of time, some people who take Klonopin right before bedtime may experience the following symptoms upon waking:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Irritability

Klonopin Addiction

Typically, if a person abuses Klonopin for recreational purposes, they may use it in conjunction with other prescription drugs or alcohol, combinations that intensify the general effects of Klonopin. Research studies show that prescription drug abuse is increasing among high school students, particularly in the upper and middle classes. For teens, access to prescription drugs is often easy, and Klonopin abuse is more difficult to detect than alcohol abuse. These factors make Klonopin a drug of choice for teens when they want to experience the sensation of being drunk. However, since the side effects associated with Klonopin abuse are even greater when combined with alcohol, teens are at an increased risk of experiencing those effects.

The elderly may also have a tendency to abuse prescription medications. Failure to fully understand the interactions of multiple medications, failure to manage dosing carefully, and a strong desire to reduce pain and other health symptoms are the primary reasons the elderly may become addicted to prescription medications.

Long-term use of Klonopin can not only result in dependency, but it can also require a protracted withdrawal, which means that the withdrawal may last for months, years, or even a lifetime.

Klonopin Addiction Help

If you or a loved one is addicted to Klonopin, please call our toll free number today.  We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Klonopin addiction treatment.  We are here to help.

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