What Makes Klonopin So Addictive?
Klonopin is prescribed most commonly to those who suffer from epilepsy and severe anxiety. Klonopin, which is a type of benzodiazepine, has also helped those who are plagued by ADHD and rare situations in which a patient experiences uncommon forms of paralysis and inability to speak.
Benzodiazepines such as Klonopin are often not the only drug used by a recreational user. Klonopin may augment the effects of alcohol, a dangerous combination, and can also reduce the withdrawal symptoms from stimulants and opiates. Depending on the user, Klonopin can induce a feeling similar to euphoria, decrease anxiety, and it can produce a sensation of calm and relaxation. Other side effects of Klonopin use can include the following:
- Confusion or unusual behavior
- Shallow breathing
- Agitation or hostility
- Involuntary eye movement
- Considerations of suicide or symptoms of depression
- Thin skin that is easily bruised or bloodied
- Pain while urinating
- Chest pain
- Dry mouth
- Runny nose
- Diminished fine motor skills
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rashes
- Loss of weight
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe allergic reactions
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Swelling of the mouth
- Affected sexual function
- Inexplicable mood swings
Why Can’t Users Cease Their Klonopin Abuse?
For those who have already developed a dependence upon Klonopin, the most effective method for avoiding is addiction is to avoid initial use. Once Klonopin has been used regularly, abruptly stopping your use can cause hallucinations, convulsions, and cramps. These severe withdrawal symptoms expose the nature of physical addiction which can result from Klonopin abuse.
The reason that physical addiction occurs is that the drug provides chemicals which the brain is responsible for creating. As these chemicals are provided artificially, the brain begins to, in greater and greater volume, depend upon the artificial source. This means that when the brain is cut off from Klonopin, it is incapable of immediately producing these natural chemicals at the same level which it previously did.
The other reason for continued abuse is mental: Klonopin offers feelings of peace to the anxious, and stillness to the shaky. Instead of finding proper agents to treat these inconveniencies, many users find Klonopin. Therefore, users often fear life without the drug more than they fear dependence upon the drug.
Klonopin Rehabilitation Help
Addiction is most effectively treated by inpatient, professionally run facilities. If you or someone that you care about is suffering from an addiction to Klonopin, please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to begin confronting your addiction. Those who are answering the phones are professionally trained and highly experienced. Rely upon them to aid your initial steps towards sobriety.