Harms of Recreational Klonopin Use

Harms of Recreational Klonopin Use

Individuals who abuse Klonopin may believe that abusing prescribed medications is not the same as using illegal drugs. Prescription drug abuse may feel safer, but many prescribed drugs are as addictive as illegal ones and can have equally harmful side effects. Knowing the potency of drugs such as Klonopin and understanding the risks and consequences of using them can prevent physical and psychological harm.

What Is Klonopin?

Clonazepam, the generic name for Klonopin, is a member of a family of drugs called benzodiazepines. The drug is prescribed for epileptics, insomnia, panic attacks and anxiety. As use continues, tolerance will develop and higher doses of the drug will be needed. The gradual development of tolerance is not necessarily problematic when monitored medically, but, when Klonopin is used recreationally, it is this tolerance that often leads to abuse.

Is Recreational Klonopin Use Dangerous?

Recreational use of Klonopin can be dangerous. The drug itself, even in proper doses, is not necessarily safe. Use should always be monitored and regularly discussed with a doctor, and you should not use Klonopin if you have any of the following:

  • History of alcohol or drug addiction
  • Depression
  • Allergies to benzodiazepines
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Glaucoma
  • Emphysema
  • Pregnancy

What If I Do Not Want to Stop Using Klonopin?

You may believe that the risks and side effects of Klonopin are worth the perceived benefits, but this is simply a form of denial. The decision to use or quit is typically an individual’s decision, so if the risks and consequences of recreational Klonopin use have little effect on your determination to use, ask yourself why you insist on using. Continuing to abuse Klonopin puts you and those around you in danger. Ending use will end the associated harms and will put your life back on track.

End the Harms of Recreational Klonopin Use

If you are using Klonopin recreationally or are struggling with drug abuse or addiction, call our 24 hour toll-free helpline. We are here to help you end the harms of recreational drug use or to simply answer your questions about Klonopin.