Klonopin (Clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine that helps to block receptors in the brain to reduce anxiety, stress, and difficulty relaxing. It can become highly addictive after a period of time and thus, the medication doesn’t have the same effects that it originally did. The brain can no longer produce feelings of relaxation without the drug. The dependency becomes a real thing. Many people can become addicted to the drug even from the amount that is prescribed by the doctor.
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, addictions of this kind are treated in holistic therapy and other techniques that don’t involve drugs or harmful dependencies. Prescription drugs can lead to more severe addictions to drugs that very likely become fatal for a person.
Use of Klonopin
Klonopin, like we said before is usually prescribed by a doctor to treat anxiety and stress. It also helps to calm and relax. It slows down brain activity, so the person is capable of relaxation feeling. This drug often helped epileptic patients manage their seizures, as well as treat panic attacks. Klonopin can also be prescribed to people to ease anxiety and withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and other addictive substances.
If you know of a friend or family member who has a Klonopin addiction, it is encouraged to get help for them from Cypress Lakes Lodge. Our treatment center and facility are places where someone with an addiction can learn skills to deal with anxiety and stress in a different way.
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For Family Members and Friends:
Klonopin can be extremely easy to develop an addiction and dependency on because of the side effects. People dealing with anxiety and stress look for something to help them deal with that. Klonopin can be helpful, but after a short period of time, the tolerance can go up and you may start relying on Klonopin to deal with stress and anxiety in every situation.
Symptoms and Side Effects of Misusing Klonopin:
- Impaired Cognition
- Slow Reaction Time
Many people addicted to Klonopin find themselves using it with alcohol, which can intensify the effects of both drugs. This can cause blackouts and respiratory failure. When taken in large doses, hallucinations may occur. If you or someone you care for is addicted to tranquilizers like klonopin, call Cypress Lakes Lodge today at 409-331-2204 and learn more about our addiction treatments. We’ll create an addiction treatment plan that will help you stick to the path of recovery.