Support Groups for Klonopin Addiction

Support Groups for Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin is prescribed to help control seizures that occur with epilepsy, and it also treats panic disorders. It helps patients by slowing down psychological responses to anxiety by creating a calming effect. The normal prescribed duration of the use of Klonopin is short and the dosage amount is low, but because the body builds a tolerance to the drug quickly, and the user has to take more to feel the same effects. It may become habit-forming if it is taken outside the healthcare professional’s recommendation and prescription.

Once an addiction has formed it may be necessary to go through treatment to come off of the drug safely and effectively to reduce the chances of relapse. Support groups are highly recommended to help cope with the psychological effects of withdrawal from an addiction as well as support for the emotional toll that may be taken on the body with the physical withdrawal symptoms.

Klonopin Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms from a Klonopin addiction can be serious and the duration will depend on the body chemistry of each individual. The more severe effects are usually seen in users who have taken the drug in high dosages for an extended period of time. The severe withdrawal symptoms include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations
  • Behavioral changes
  • Tremors

Mild withdrawal symptoms can be experienced with the sudden discontinuation of the drug when used at a lower level for an extended period of time. These symptoms can include these problems:

  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal and muscle cramps

Support Groups for Klonopin Addiction

When someone is going through withdrawal from a Klonopin addiction, the psychological needs of the person also need to be supported. Support groups provide addicts with a safe space to talk openly about their struggles and victories throughout their recovery process. Types of support groups will vary but are often offered as part of the drug rehab process. Some people prefer to be in support groups with strangers who are also going through breaking their addiction to journey together, others may prefer to have support groups made up of close friends and family.

Need Help Finding A Support Group For Klonopin Addiction?

If you or someone you know is going through treatment from a Klonopin addiction and would like more information on support groups please contact our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to have your questions answered.