Klonopin Relapse

Klonopin Relapse

Klonopin, also known as Clonazepam, Rivortril, and Ravotril, is prescribed most often for panic disorder, anxiety and seizures. It is in a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Other benzodiazepines include Valium, Ativan, and Xanax. All of these drugs work to slow down the central nervous system and are considered depressants.

Like most other benzodiazepines, Klonopin is highly addictive and is prone to being abused. A recent study by the American Family Physician Journal noted that almost 80% of people who have issues with Klonopin abuse also abuse other drugs, particularly heroin. In fact, many heroin and cocaine users take Klonopin, or “K-pin” to counteract the jittery feelings that many street drugs can cause, mistakenly believing that Klonopin is safer than other street drugs.

The truth is that Klonopin can be just as dangerous as many street drugs and in high doses can cause a large number of side effects, including fever, coma, delusions, seizures, and even death. People who use Klonopin for any duration of time may become dependent on the sedative effects of the drug. As the body adjusts to using the drug, it needs more and more Klonopin to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Even individuals who have been treated for Klonopin addiction may face the challenge of Klonopin relapse. Relapse occurs when a person has completely quit a drug but returns to using the drug over time.

All of the following can be part of a Klonopin relapse:

  • Emotional relapse. This begins when you start behaving and feeling emotions that might lead to relapse. You might be feeling anxious or engaging in anxiety-producing activities.
  • Mental relapse. This begins when you start to think about past use, forget the consequences of using, and maybe even begin planning to use Klonopin.
  • Physical relapse. This occurs when you actually return to using Klonopin, even one time. When relapse has progressed to physical relapse, treatment becomes much harder, but it can be done.

Klonopin Relapse Treatment

Whether you have physically relapsed or are concerned that your relapse may be right around the corner, help is available. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone learns from their mistakes. What you do now is up to you, but most everyone who has been through the recovery process agrees – the work you have done so far still counts. Relapse is definitely a setback, but if you learn from your relapse and work with a dedicated counselor to understand the reasons behind your relapse, you will be better able to fight the urge to use in the future.

Klonopin Relapse Help

We offer a toll free 24-hour helpline that is staffed by trained counselors, some that have been through recovery themselves. Please give us a call today to learn more about your treatment options. Turn your relapse around before it is too late. We want to support you and help you continue on the road to recovery. Call us today.