Unintentional Clonazepam Dependence
Clonazepam is a medication often used to treat insomnia, anxiety, seizure disorders, panic disorders and alcohol withdrawal. Clonazepam use can result in dependence and should only be taken under the close supervision of your doctor. He or she can determine how long you should take clonazepam.
Are Users Aware of Clonazepam Dependence?
A user may not always be aware that he or she is developing a dependence on clonazepam. A person’s body adapts to clonazepam, so over time more of the drug is needed to experience its effects. Many people are not aware that they have become dependent on clonazepam, until they stop taking it and withdrawal systems occur. These withdrawal symptoms may include the following:
- Extreme mood swings
- Acute anxiety
- Respiratory problems
- Muscle and body aches
Many people return to clonazepam use to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. The best way for a user to guard against clonazepam dependence is to use the drug only under the direct and active supervision of the prescribing physician.
How Can an Existing Clonazepam Dependence Be Overcome?
Clonazepam dependence is a serious issue, but it can be overcome. Clonazepam addiction requires immediate medical attention. Only a qualified medication professional can adequately determine the best way to help you come off of the medication safely and without serious side effects.
How Can I Get Help for My Clonazepam Dependence?
If you or someone you love shows signs of clonazepam dependence, seek professional help immediately. Call our toll-free helpline and talk with our recovery counselors. We are here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and offer advice and information for moving forward. Please call today.