Clonazepam Addiction Help
When clonazepam is prescribed for a patient, it is intended for acute symptoms. Often, patients using clonazepam to treat their ailments for more than a short period of time will find the need to increase their dose to maintain the effects. Over time, increased use and dosage will lead to addiction, withdrawal, and the need to go through professional detox and counseling in order to be free of the drug.
Clonazepam withdrawal happens when a dependent user experiences adverse effects as a result of the absence of the drug. If a dependent user can’t take the drug when he or she is feeling the urge for relief, the consequences can be grave. Some Clonazepam withdrawal symptoms may include the following:
- Numbness or tingling
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- A rapid heartbeat
- Heart palpitations
- Memory loss
- Panic attacks
The time it takes for withdrawal symptoms to appear depends how long Clonazepam stays in the body; how long the drug stays in the body depends on the individual’s metabolism. Clonazepam specifically has half its strength from eighteen to fifty hours; therefore withdrawal symptoms can be expected anywhere between twenty-four and seventy-two hours. Clonazepam will reach its highest withdrawal level in five to seven days.
Rehabilitation from Clonazepam Addiction
There are many options when considering getting “clean” from a drug addiction. There are rehab centers across the country with professional and caring people who can help addicts through their journey.
Usually the detox program will consist of a tapered regimen of “weaning” the addict off the drug by decreasing the intake of clonazepam over a period of time. This type of treatment is much more effective as it doesn’t put the addict in an extreme state of withdrawal, which can cause more problems. Furthermore, continuing to give clonazepam to the addict in this type of treatment is safe because he or she is constantly supervised in a medical environment.
Are You Addicted to Clonazepam?
Clonazepam (also known by the brand name Klonopin) is one of the most widespread and readily available drugs today. Continual use can result in physical and psychological damage and dependence.
There are thousands of people who have abused drugs, gone through treatment, and now live normal, healthy lives. If you or someone you know is a consistent, long-time clonazepam user, most likely he or she is an addict or is quickly becoming one.
There is hope. Please call our toll free number today at (877) 345-3279. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about clonazepam addiction treatment. We are here to help.