How to Reduce the Risk of Klonopin Addiction

How to Reduce the Risk of Klonopin Addiction

When the doctor prescribes Klonopin, make sure to discuss the following topics before beginning use:

  • How long they plan to prescribe Klonopin
  • Any history of personal or family addiction
  • Family history of kidney or liver disease
  • The ideal time is for ending the Klonopin prescription
  • Methods for getting off the prescription at the recommended time
  • Possible less-addictive alternatives

Since Klonopin has sedative effects, it has a high addiction potential. Whenever a doctor prescribes a drug that alters brain chemistry, make sure to ask the doctor about all possible long or short-term side effects and consider alternative treatments if available. Knowing as much as possible is essential to reducing the risk of Klonopin addiction.

What Should I Do While on Klonopin to Reduce Risk of Addiction?

If you are prescribed Klonopin, do the following to avoid addiction:

  • Take only the amount prescribed
  • Take the prescribed amount only as scheduled
  • Take the prescribed amount only in the way instructed
  • Safely store the Klonopin out of reach of children
  • Consult your doctor if side effects or signs of abuse or dependence occur

The following is a list of what should not be done while on Klonopin:

  • Taking more than prescribed
  • Take more often than prescribed
  • “Making up” for a missed dose
  • Altering the prescribed method of taking Klonopin
  • Taking any other drug other than Klonopin without consulting the doctor

Identifying Klonopin Addiction

Be aware of the following signs of Klonopin abuse or dependence:

  • Withdrawal symptoms before next scheduled dose of Klonopin such as panic attacks, hallucinations, anxiety, insomnia or depression
  • Tolerance (the prescribed dose of Klonopin is no longer having as strong of an effect)
  • Obsession with getting to the next dose of Klonopin

If any of these occur while on Klonopin, contact your doctor immediately.

What Can I Do About My Klonopin Addiction?

If you have developed an addiction to Klonopin, there is help. Call our toll-free helpline and talk with professionals who can guide you to effective and professional recovery options. We are here 24 hours a day to listen to your concerns and give you expert advice on ending your addiction. Please call today.