Klonopin Addiction Treatment
Klonopin is a particularly addictive controlled substance. Attempting to detox from Klonopin without professional help is incredibly difficult, with a high level of probability of falling back into the cycle of abuse. Our addiction specialists utilize the latest Klonopin abuse treatment, including contingency management and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These treatments have proven to be effective for substance abuse issues, like Klonopin addiction. Ambrosia Treatment Center’s motivational enhanced therapy helps people with continued abstinence from drug use by having the recovering individual contrast the drug with the benefits of achieving and maintaining recovery. And in our cognitive behavioral therapy, individuals learn skills to help them deal with addiction-related situations as they arise.
When you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction to a controlled substance like Klonopin there is help. You don’t need to feel ashamed or feel as though you have to do it on your own. At Ambrosia Treatment Center, we have three locations throughout Florida and one in Pennsylvania. We offer a holistic and supportive approach within our nationally-recognized rehab program that focuses on each one of our client’s individual needs.
Ambrosia Treatment Center is dedicated to helping those who suffer from an addiction to Klonopin or other prescription benzodiazepines. Overcoming Klonopin dependence can be challenging, but with the right help, you can achieve long-lasting recovery. Let Ambrosia help you recover in a safe, comfortable environment while addressing the underlying causes of addiction. The sooner you give yourself the resources to heal, the sooner you’ll start feeling better and be on your way to complete lasting recovery.
How to Tell If You Need Klonopin Rehab
Controlled substances in the benzodiazepine family are addictive because of the way they affect the chemistry of the brain. Klonopin, in particular, is a rapidly working drug and stays in the body for a long time. It is a drug that requires close observation by a doctor as an addiction to Klonopin can develop quite quickly.
Someone who has a serious addiction to Klonopin will suffer from both physical and psychological symptoms. Once someone begins using Klonopin regularly, their brain will require the drug to maintain the correct chemical balance.
Klonopin is designed to help with anxiety or panic attacks. On a psychological level, the euphoric calming feelings that being on Klonopin provide are hard to give up. It is important to note that the longer a person uses Klonopin, the larger the dose required to achieve the same effects. And when combined with alcohol or marijuana, the risk of dependency is significantly increased.
What is Klonopin?
Klonopin, also known by its generic name clonazepam, is a controlled substance from the benzodiazepine drug family. Benzodiazepines are used to correct imbalances in the neuroreceptor chemicals within the brain. When these brain chemicals are unnaturally high or low, individuals can experience anxiety, depression and other psychological symptoms.
Klonopin is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug, similar to Lyrica, and is used to help with the treatment of:
- Seizures (including absence seizures)
- Anxiety Issues
- Panic Attacks
- Muscle contraction or spasticity
- Alcohol withdrawal
- And more
It is incredibly important to take the correct dosage of Klonopin as prescribed by your doctor and to follow the instructions they give you about usage. Dosage and usage will depend on several factors, including age, weight, gender and health history. If taken incorrectly, medical complications can arise. Klonopin is sold as a recreational drug on the streets. It is often referred to on the streets under many different names, including Kpin, Pins, Benzos, Tranks, Downer or Super Valium (even though Valium and Klonopin are two different drugs).
How Long Does Klonopin Stay in Your System?
Klonopin is a popular drug choice because it’s high is lengthier than that of other similar drugs. Where benzodiazepines like Valium or Xanax allow the user to feel the effects for about 4-6 hours, Klonopin effects can last anywhere from 6-12 hours. And it generally takes 20 – 40 hours for it to reach its half-life (the point of time where half of the drug is cleared from the body). It can remain in the bloodstream for around three days, depending on the dosage.
It is essential to speak with a physician to find out the correct Klonopin dosage for you. A typical dosage of Klonopin is 1.5mg daily, but this is spread out in smaller amounts, as this particular drug is meant to be taken 2-3 times a day. Depending on the user’s health and the severity of the issues the drug is being used to treat, dosage levels could reach as high as 20mg daily.
The Side Effects of Klonopin Addiction
As with any drug, individuals who have been taking Klonopin for a long time may require a larger dose to feel the calming effects of the drug. Not only are higher doses required but an addiction to Klonopin can lead to mental confusion, mood swings, loss of interest in hobbies, a pulling away from friends and family, and an encompassing sense of isolation.
When a person stops using Klonopin, they may experience significant withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include:
- Headaches or Nausea
- Stomach pain and body tremors
- Mental Confusion or Exhaustion
- Heightened Anxiety or Agitation
- Depression or Suicidal thoughts
All of these are common side effects that occur when discontinuing the use of Klonopin. Benzo detox is not something that should be attempted alone, without medical supervision. At Ambrosia Treatment Center, we are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.
Top Klonopin Addiction Rehabilitation Centers
It’s time to take back your future. Ambrosia’s top-rated drug rehabilitation centers offer the most intensive and comprehensive addiction treatment, including inpatient and residential programs. Recover at any one of our four state of the art facilities in Florida and Pennsylvania. Even if you aren’t sure if you need treatment, you can find answers and support by calling our 24/7 addiction helpline. Call today and join the other 10,000 individuals who found help at our state-of-the-art drug rehab centers.