Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin falls into the drug category of benzodiazepines, which cause a sense of euphoria and affect the central nervous system. These particular types of drugs are likely to lead to physical dependence, so they should not be taken for long periods of time. When tolerance develops and more of the drug is needed to achieve the same initial effects, addiction can occur.

Klonopin Withdrawal

When a person is addicted to a medicine and stops taking it, the body is not able to function properly and begins to go through withdrawal. Some Klonopin withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tension
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

Often the intensity of withdrawal can be so severe that a person may begin taking the drug again to subdue the feelings of the body going through detox.

Drug Addiction Behavior

Drug addicts have certain tendencies that may indicate addiction or abuse. Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors can include:

  • Feeling like they need to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day
  • Failing in their attempts to stop using the drug
  • Making certain that they maintain a supply of the drug
  • Spending money on the drug even though they can’t afford it
  • Doing things to obtain the drug that they normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • Feeling that they need the drug to deal with their problems
  • Driving or doing other risky activities when under the influence of the drug
  • Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug

Klonopin Drug Abuse in Teenagers

Since Klonopin is largely abused by upper middle class teenagers, recognizing the signs of drug use in them is key to halting an addiction that could become worse as they get older. Possible indications that a teenager is using drugs include:

  • Problems at school: frequently missing classes or missing school, a sudden disinterest in school or school activities and/or a drop in grades
  • Physical health issues: lack of energy and motivation
  • Neglected appearance: a lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks
  • Changes in behavior:exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering their rooms or knowing where they go with their friends, drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends
  • Spending money: sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation, money stolen from previously safe places at home, items disappearing from home

Klonopin Addiction Help

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