Five Potential Klonopin Relapse Triggers

Five Potential Klonopin Relapse Triggers

As people recover from Klonopin addiction, their brains begin to heal and cravings come less frequently. However, all users and former users have their own personal associations that can trigger the desire to use Klonopin. Many common situations can be dangerous for people in recovery, so it is wise to be aware of them and to prepare a plan of action.

Common Situations That Trigger Klonopin Relapse

Some common potential Klonopin relapse triggers include the following:

  • Being with drug-using friends or in places where drugs were used. People form strong mental associations between sensory cues and actions. The sight of drugs or places associated with drug use can be a strong relapse trigger. Other senses can also be involved: smells, sounds or tastes associated with the drug-using lifestyle can also trigger cravings. Sometimes friends put direct pressure on former users to join them in their Klonopin abuse, but even when they don’t, being with them is often problematic.
  • Stress and negative emotions. Most Klonopin users use the drug to calm themselves down and to handle negative emotions. Learning to handle negative feelings without drugs is a learning process. It is wise for recovering Klonopin addicts to have a drug-free support system so that they have people to call when stress causes cravings.
  • Increased independence. When people suddenly have an increase in their amount of personal freedom, it can trigger the desire to use Klonopin, because it seems less likely that others will know or be affected. Increased freedom can come when a young person leaves home, a married person divorces or a period of legal probation ends. The independence and freedom associated with traveling on a business trip can also trigger cravings. It is wise to make contact with an addiction support group in a destination city or to maintain contact with a support group member from home.
  • Increased financial resources. A sudden increase in the amount of money someone has can trigger cravings. People who have had the habit of getting high on payday may want to put safeguards in place by having a family member share budgeting responsibility or by instituting other accountability procedures and boundaries.
  • Complacency. A period of success can lead people to become less vigilant about safeguards. It may seem less necessary to attend support groups, or you may think it possible to be with drug users and avoid relapses. Sometimes people think that they are strong enough that just a little won’t hurt. However, it is unwise to become overconfident and forget the real dangers of relapse.

Any of these situations can easily trigger relapse, so safeguard your recovery and prevent relapse now.

How to Avoid Klonopin Relapse

If you’ve relapsed on Klonopin, or are ready to confront your addiction for the first time, we can help you find treatment that meets your needs. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline and let us answer your questions about treatment options. If you wish, we can check your insurance coverage at no cost or obligation. Recovery is possible, so call us today and find it.