What If I Don’t Want to Stop Using Klonopin?

What If I Don’t Want to Stop Using Klonopin?

Klonopin, also known as clonazepam or K-pin, is commonly prescribed for control of seizures and panic attacks. It is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines, and use can quickly become habit forming, even when used under the care of a physician. Klonopin causes users to feel a sense of calmness and sedation that can lead to emotional and physical addiction in a short period of time. As the body builds a tolerance to the drug, individuals must use more to obtain the same effect. People using Klonopin develop a dependency quickly partly because the brain ceases to produce “feel good” chemicals on its own. Dependency leads to addiction, and Klonopin addiction will rob users of their health, relationships, finances and personal integrity.

Stopping Klonopin Use Is Difficult

If you or your loved one suffers from Klonopin addiction, quitting will be difficult. Many addicts do not want to give up the temporary good feelings Klonopin provides in exchange for the pain and discomfort of withdrawal and a life without the effects of the drug. Taking smaller doses over a period of time is often the most effective way to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms. However you need to seek professional help and get advice as to the best detox option for you personally. Addiction is a disease, and Klonopin users are a victim of their own illness. Getting loved ones to realize they have a problem can be a difficult first step in recovery. Many addicts must lose jobs, financial security or relationships, before they are willing to accept help.

Relationships Can Cause Users to Continue Taking Klonopin

Addiction generally causes people to pull away from close family and friends. Klonopin users may find a new social circle that includes dealers and other drug users. Recovery will mean giving up this new social network, and users often fear being alone and losing support if they get clean. Getting an addicted loved one into treatment will be more successful, if he or she knows you are behind all efforts to get clean. Involvement in group therapy or a support group will help recovering Klonopin users find a new network of support, and therapy will address repairing old relationships and making healthy new ones.

The Cost of Treatment Can Cause Users to Continue Taking Klonopin

A common excuse for not seeking professional help is the perceived cost of treatment. Many treatment options are covered by insurance or scholarships, and recovery programs will work with individuals to create manageable payment plans or arrange payment on a sliding scale. The price of Klonopin addiction treatment will never be higher than the cost of continued drug use.

Stop Using Klonopin

Are you struggling with your desire to keep using Klonopin even though it is having a negative impact on your life? Let our recovery counselors talk with you, assess your situation and provide the answers you need. Our toll-free helpline is available 24 hours a day, so please call us now.