Klonopin Addiction & Treatment

Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin is very popular among upper-middle class high school and college students. Using the drug at its prescribed dosage has a 33% chance of causing addiction and withdrawal symptoms when stopped. This number rises significantly the longer it is used and the higher the dose. People who use Klonopin recreationally are much more likely to become addicted because there is no prescribed dose.

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Stopping use of Klonopin should always be done gradually, weaning off the drug with medical help. Withdrawal symptoms are not fatal, but can be very uncomfortable. They include loss of coordination, drowsiness, dizziness, feeling hungover, muscle weakness, and confusion. The symptoms commonly last a few days. But with long term use, they can last much longer and be more severe.

About Klonopin

Clonazepam, otherwise known as Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine. It is used to treat epilepsy, seizures, anxiety, panic disorders, spasticity, and hyperekplexia. The “high” that most people experience is a feeling of euphoria and drowsiness. The feeling is comparable to that of alcohol. Addicts describe its effect as unconditional happiness. The feeling of coming down from Klonopin is like that of a hangover from alcohol. Side effects of Klonopin include drowsiness, euphoria, cognitive impairment, hallucinations, dizziness, amnesia, changes in mood, and psychosis.

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