How Do I Tell My Family That I Don’t Want to Use Klonopin Anymore?

How Do I Tell My Family That I Don’t Want to Use Klonopin Anymore?

Telling your family about Klonopin abuse may be difficult. If you worry about their reactions, you may want to tell each family member separately. If your family is generally supportive, then telling them all at once may be easier. Choose a time and place with no distractions when you can have their full attention. Try to be as honest as possible about why your Klonopin use bothers you and why you want to quit.

Klonopin abuse may cause depression and anxiety, and it’s important to manage these symptoms when quitting. Benzodiazepine withdrawal may lead to suicidal thoughts, psychosis, depression and rebound seizures, even if you have never experienced seizures in the past. Even mild Klonopin withdrawal usually involves anxiety and insomnia.

How Will My Family React to Quitting Klonopin?

When you tell your family you want to quit taking Klonopin, they may react in a variety of ways depending on your relationship and their own experience with drugs. Most family members will react with understanding and support. If you were prescribed Klonopin for panic disorder or seizures, your family may not agree that you should quit. It’s important to be firm about why you want to stop taking the drug, so discuss this with your doctor first to make it clear that you are serious and will manage recovery one way or another.

Family members may be embarrassed or ashamed by your Klonopin use, and try to persuade you to quit without entering treatment. They may be in denial about your Klonopin use and think that you can stop taking it on your own. Explain to them why you want to quit the drug and give them time to process the information. You may want to research and plan treatment before you speak to your family about quitting. Arranging professional treatment will show them that you are serious about the issue, and may calm their concerns.

Addiction Treatment for Klonopin Abuse

If you are concerned about your Klonopin use and want to quit, addiction treatment can help. Quitting drugs may involve difficult withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety, which can sometimes last for weeks or months. This makes it difficult to prevent relapse, but medically-supervised detox and professional counseling can help you deal with these symptoms and achieve long-term sobriety.

How to Learn More about Klonopin Addiction Treatment

If you struggle with Klonopin abuse, we can help. Our counselors are here to answer your questions about treatment and may be able to help you talk with your family. Call now, as we are available 24 hours a day at a toll-free helpline.