Making a Mistake While High on Klonopin

Making a Mistake While High on Klonopin

Klonopin is the brand name of clonazepam, a benzodiazepine with sedative and hypnotic properties. As such, Klonopin impairs cognitive ability and motor skills, producing a controlling drugged state. Drowsiness is a common side effect of Klonopin, making it extremely hazardous to drive a car or operate machinery. Klonopin also has an unusually long half-life of 18-50 hours, meaning that the impaired condition will persist long after the drug is taken. It is common for the effects to persist even after a full night’s sleep leaving users feeling hung over in the morning.

Aside from physical, psychological and/or emotional damage, trying to function while high on Klonopin makes you a potential hazard to yourself and everyone around you. Due to Klonopin’s long half-life you may still be seriously impaired even after several hours. Combining Klonopin with other drugs, especially depressants such as marijuana, opiates or alcohol, will strengthen the debilitating effects, and is a recipe for disaster.

Possible Consequences of Klonopin Abuse

Due to the drowsy, drugged and impaired nature of a Klonopin high, the potential for disastrous consequences is almost limitless. Driving a car while high on Klonopin is as dangerous as driving drunk. You shouldn’t operate power tools or firearms while on Klonopin. But, even something as simple and ordinary as cooking or taking a shower can result in destructive consequences. You might forget to turn off the stove and start a fire. You could fall asleep while smoking a cigarette and start a fire. You could pass out in the shower and injure yourself. You could fall down the stairs. If you are the parent of young children you could neglect to supervise them adequately, possibly resulting in a tragedy for which you will never forgive yourself. The possibilities are endless; simply put, anything could happen.

How Klonopin Rehabilitation Works

If you are addicted to Klonopin, stopping use abruptly can induce a wide range of severe withdrawal symptoms, including potentially fatal seizures. Detox from benzodiazepines should be conducted under medical supervision. A good drug treatment program will include medically supervised detox as well as counseling that will help you learn to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Klonopin Addiction Help

If you are addicted to Klonopin, get help now before your behavior results in tragedy. Professional treatment is available and is your best hope for a successful recovery from Klonopin addiction. Professionals trained in the treatment of drug addiction are standing by to answer any questions you may have and help find the best treatment options available. Our helpline is toll free, and we are available 24 hours a day. Call us.