What Made My Loved One a Klonopin Addict?

What Made My Loved One a Klonopin Addict?

Klonopin is prescribed to treat a wide variety of ailments including the following:

  • Epilepsy
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid eye movement behavior disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Night terrors
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Schizophrenia

Klonopin is widely prescribed and widely abused. It is readily accessible, and even legal prescription use can lead to dependence and addiction.

Underlying Issues and Klonopin Addiction

A person may become addicted to Klonopin after being prescribed the medication. If your loved one was prescribed Klonopin because of panic attacks or an anxiety disorder, it may be that these underlying issues have not been resolved in a healthy manner, and the person has come to rely on Klonopin to cope with symptoms. If your loved one was not prescribed Klonopin and is taking another person’s medication, addiction is even more likely.

Get Help for Klonopin Addiction

If you think a family member, friend or other loved one is abusing Klonopin, do not wait to get help. You may not know how you can best help a Klonopin abuser, but we can help. Call our toll-free helpline to learn more about causes of and solutions to Klonopin addiction.