Things You Might Not Know About Klonopin

Things You Might Not Know About Klonopin

Klonopin side effects can be severe and range from depression and suicide to memory loss and panic attacks. Do not attempt a “cold turkey” detox from Klonopin. Opt for a gradual weaning off under a doctor’s care at a treatment center accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Klonopin abuse often carries with it other dependencies. Treatment after detox should involve a comprehensive approach that includes the following:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to address the underlying motives for dependency
  • Individual and group counseling
  • 12-step work
  • Additional programs that address issues related to the motive and patterns of addiction

How Klonopin Works

Klonopin is normally taken orally, either as a tablet with water or as a wafer to be dissolved under the tongue. Those who abuse the drug may resort to snorting it, crushing the wafer or tablet into a fine powder and breathing it in through a hollowed tube. This allows a quicker release into the system. As with almost any abused drug, the longer the drug is abused, the more likely tolerance affects the high, pulling the individual deeper into addiction. The following are facts about Klonopin that you might now know:

  • • Klonopin has a calming effect that may ease cravings associated with other drug addictions.
  • • At about $5 or $10 a pill, Klonopin is relatively inexpensive compared to the cost of other drugs. However, costs go up exponentially as addiction continues.
  • • Klonopin can seemingly dilute the effects of other drugs taken with it, creating a need for a bigger high that leads to more drugs, often creating a deadly need for more drugs and ending with overdose.
  • • Certain anti-epileptic drugs including Klonopin may leave older users with weakened bones and the possibility of fractures.
  • • Some Klonopin users have noted tiredness, clumsiness or forgetfulness. A full night’s sleep, taking the pill before bedtime and giving the body time to get used to the medication (often only a few weeks after the initial prescription) can help offset this effect. Gentle exercise and vitamins were also found to be helpful.
  • • Klonopin side effects can be odd when severe and should indicate a need for immediate medical attention: blurred vision, seizures, itching tongue, hallucinations, among others.

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