How to Know When a Klonopin User Needs Emergency Help

How to Know When a Klonopin User Needs Emergency Help

Klonopin is the brand name for a powerful psychotropic benzodiazepine called clonazepam that is frequently prescribed for people suffering from anxiety disorders or seizures. It gives the user a mild euphoria or high when first taken that fades as a tolerance to the drug builds. Taking more than prescribed, or taking it more frequently than instructed, greatly increases the risk of addiction. This addiction is both psychological and physical and will require careful and thorough treatment of both body and mind if lasting recovery is to be realized.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Klonopin Addiction

One third of all patients who take Klonopin for over two months will become addicted to it. The symptoms of addiction are similar to other types of dependency:

  • Obsession with having and taking Klonopin
  • Taking the drug without a valid prescription
  • Taking larger quantities than prescribed
  • Defensiveness or denial when approached about abuse
  • Obsession with securing and taking the drug
  • Mixing the drug with other drugs or alcohol to intensify the effects
  • Return of depression or anxiety symptoms

Klonopin addiction grows slowly. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should call our toll-free helpline immediate for recovery assistance.

Recognizing Critical Klonopin Overdose Symptoms

The following symptoms indicate critical Klonopin abuse or overdose for which emergency assistance should be sought:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Depression with suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Severe anxiety
  • Confusion, strange thoughts or erratic behavior
  • Uncharacteristic reckless behavior
  • Uncontrollable eye movement
  • Irregular or intense heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Painful urination
  • Suicidal comments or actions

When it comes to Klonopin addiction it is far better to be safe than sorry. If you, or someone you love, have experienced any of these symptoms please call our toll-free helpline immediately.

Finding Recovery for Klonopin Addiction

Getting clean from Klonopin or other benzodiazepines is a fragile process. Medically supervised detox programs monitor for dangerous symptoms as they wean the addict off the drug gradually. This is accompanied by intensive, individualized and comprehensive treatment of the psychological aspects of the addiction. The most successful benzodiazepine recovery programs offer a wide range of therapeutic tools, including the following:

  • Personalized counseling
  • Group counseling meetings
  • 12-step programs
  • Education

Because Klonopin is so often prescribed for individuals struggling with emotional disorders it is especially important for the detox process to be gradual and closely monitored. Alternate medications and various non-chemical therapies may be employed to address the underlying or co-occurring disorder. Strong aftercare and ongoing support group and sponsor meetings greatly increase the likelihood that the addict will stay clean for good.

Call for Klonopin Addiction Help Today

Our toll-free helpline is always open and our expert counselors are ready to take your call right now. If you are concerned about Klonopin addiction please call us, but if you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of overdose or dangerous withdrawal please call 911 immediately.