Klonopin Abuse

Klonopin AbuseKlonopin is a prescription drug and Schedule IV substance with a potential for abuse and dependence. Klonopin use is generally not recommended for longer than 4 weeks, since long-term use can cause unwanted effects of tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal. Knowing more about Klonopin and its effects can help you determine whether you or a loved one can benefit from professional drug rehab treatment to overcome dependence.

Klonopin Detox and Inpatient Programs

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What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is the brand name for a medication called clonazepam, which is commonly used to treat seizures and panic disorders. Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which are sedatives that depress the central nervous system. Klonopin and other benzos work by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain to produce extreme relaxation, drowsiness, and in some instances, euphoria.

Why Do People Abuse Klonopin?

Klonopin is a habit-forming drug that can lead to tolerance and dependence when misused or used for an extended period of time. People may abuse Klonopin to experience euphoria, to cope with anxiety and other mental health disorders, or because they have increased tolerance and need more of the drug to achieve the same effects. Klonopin abuse and dependence can often lead to more serious health problems such as addiction, and may cause an overdose when used with alcohol or opioids like heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl.

Klonopin Abuse Statistics

  • In 2011 there were 25,322 emergency room visits involving Klonopin and alcohol used together.
  • Non-medical use of Klonopin resulted in 61,219 emergency room visits in 2011.
  • The rate of non-medical Klonopin use leading to emergency department visits increased by 117% from 2004 to 2011.
  • Klonopin was involved in roughly 9.5% of drug-related suicide attempts in 2011.
  • More than 30% of opioid overdoses also involve benzodiazepines like Klonopin.
  • Benzodiazepines like Klonopin were involved in over 10,600 overdose deaths in 2017.

What is Klonopin Drug Detox?

People who are dependent on Klonopin may suffer dangerous withdrawal symptoms when stopping this drug abruptly, including status epilepticus — an emergency situation where a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, or when seizures occur back-to-back without recovery in between. Klonopin drug detox helps people safely withdraw from this drug with a reduced risk for complications like status epilepticus. During detox, doctors gradually reduce a patient’s dose of Klonopin until he is no longer dependent on the drug and can safely stop using it without risk. This treatment is available at most drug and alcohol detox centers.

What Happens at Klonopin Drug Rehab?

Addiction is a complex brain disorder and mental illness characterized by compulsively seeking and using drugs like Klonopin despite negative consequences. Klonopin drug rehab uses a range of behavioral therapies and therapeutic activities to help people fully recover from addiction. Patients work on identifying their personal triggers and the reasons they started abusing Klonopin in the first place so they can address the root cause of their addiction and achieve long-term abstinence. Cognitive behavioral therapy, music therapy, and relapse prevention education are just some therapies used at drug and alcohol rehab centers that can help you or a loved one successfully recover from addiction.

America’s Rehab Campuses use medical detox and many evidence-based therapies that can be personalized to help you or a loved one safely overcome benzodiazepine addiction. Fill out our insurance verification form today or call 833-272-7342 to learn more about your benefits and deductibles for addiction treatment.