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Dealing With Clonazepam Cravings

Dealing with clonazepam cravingsClonazepam affects a person’s will, perception and memory. It calms users by blocking neurotransmitters that carry anxiety and stress-related messaging to the brain. It is often used recreationally in combination with alcohol or other drugs, as it heightens those drugs’ effects. Withdrawal from clonazepam may be complicated by a simultaneous need to come clean from alcohol and other drugs besides clonazepam. Withdrawing from clonazepam may produce the very effects the drug is known to alleviate, such as seizures. Clonazepam dependency can reduce the feel-good chemicals in the brain which include serotonin and dopamine, among others, creating a need for self-care that addresses ways to ease depression. As depression is known for cycling the individual back into addiction, help is usually required.

A gradual weaning off of the drug is suggested, with immediate admission into drug rehab. Clonazepam withdrawal and recovery is one of the hardest to kick because of the drug’s interference with brain chemistry and the possibility that other drugs are also involved.

How to Prevent Clonazepam Relapse

Recovery from drug addiction means dealing with cravings—the catalyst that drives any addiction. Dealing with the cravings, both physical and psychological, provides the breakthrough in treatment. A treatment center accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is most likely the best choice in treating any addiction, since it provides comprehensive treatment with addiction specialists skilled in assessing and treating the physical and psychological symptoms of addiction. Patients in rehab are given individualized treatment plans holistic in nature that help with the psychological, physical and emotional effects of abuse. Rehab includes treatment options such as the following:

  • 12-step programs
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Faith-based options
  • Nutrition/exercise/wellness & health
  • Aftercare for transitioning back into normal life and preventing relapse
  • Research/reading on abuse and trends in therapy
  • Family programs/12-step work
  • Positive self-talk
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Programs for specific issues
  • Financial counseling, where needed
  • Vocational rehab
  • Occupational therapy

Other options, which may include:

  • Equine or animal therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Journaling
  • Guided imagery
  • Additional options and methodologies

Help Resisting Clonazepam Cravings

Need some help with your clonazepam cravings? Call us for a refresher course on how to beat the cravings. Call us on our toll-free helpline, operated 24 hours a day. We can connect you with the recovery solutions you need. Call today to get a handle on those cravings!