How to Approach a Klonopin Addict

How to Approach a Klonopin Addict

Klonopin is a dangerous drug, and it is often taken with other drugs to heighten the high associated with one or both substances. Klonopin is a difficult drug to screen for, and it can be hard to recognize when an individual is addicted to Klonopin.

Recognizing Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms of Klonopin Use

If you think someone you know is abusing Klonopin, observing side effects or withdrawal symptoms associated with Klonopin use can indicate the need to find help. Some Klonopin side effects include the following:

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

Withdrawal symptoms associated with Klonopin include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Tremors
  • Delirium tremens (hallucinations and instability of the nervous system)

These withdrawal symptoms will occur when an individual has developed Klonopin dependence and has either decided to stop use or has missed a dose.

Approaching a Klonopin User

Approaching a Klonopin addict can be an upsetting prospect. No one likes to be confronted by someone claiming that they are doing something wrong. It is probable that the Klonopin user will get defensive and may even ridicule your claim. This is why it is important to approach the individual with as much information as possible regarding Klonopin addiction and your observations regarding his or her recent behavior.

If you don’t feel comfortable confronting an individual on your own, build a supportive group of those who hold important positions in the individuals life. Make sure they are all up to date on Klonopin addiction and the behaviors of the individual. Try to get the individual to meet you at a non-threatening location and have everyone explain their worries to the person in question. The most important thing to remember in an intervention is to keep everything as peaceful and calm as you can. You may want to enlist the help of a professional interventionist to ensure your loved one receives the right message and to increase the likelihood of recovery success.

Help Approaching a Klonopin Addict

Do you know someone who is a Klonopin addict? Are you trying to find them help before it’s too late? We are here for you, and we can help. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, and we’d love to talk to you about Klonopin addiction, intervention and treatment. Call our toll-free number now, and get help for your loved one.