Klonopin - Willimantic

Doctors typically prescribe clonazepam to treat and control seizures. Additionally, the drug is also used to help reduce anxiety associated with panic attacks. Branded as Klonopin, clonazepam is a benzodiazepine, a highly addictive class of drug. The fact that this drug is often used as an agonist in treating drug addictions increases the chance of people developing a dependence on it. Finding help is essential to stopping an active substance abuse problem. Drug Treatment Centers, Willimantic can assist you in finding a treatment center or rehab facility that best suits your needs.

Functions and Common Names of Klonopin

This drug is a functioning sedative, meaning that it has the same properties of other drugs that are in the same category such as Xanax. It is these properties that allow doctors to use clonazepam as an agonist in treating Xanax addiction.

Some of the common street names for this drug are:

  • K-pin
  • Downers
  • Tranks
  • Benzos

Brutal withdrawal symptoms contribute to the difficulty of breaking free from this addiction. Checking into a residential recovery center that has the capacity to effectively treat the addiction and withdrawal symptom will more than double the chance of experiencing a complete recovery.

Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Addiction

Because the physiological and psychological makeup of every individual is different, each person will respond differently to being addicted to the drug; however, there are some common behaviors and physical reactions that are highly indicative of an addiction to clonazepam.

Some of the common side effects of use are:

  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Weak or shallow breathing
  • Easy bruising
  • Tightness of the chest
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

Some common signs of Kolonopin addiction are:

  • The need to consume higher doses in order to achieve the same results from the drug
  • Taking the drug for non-medical purposes or taking it for medical purposes outside of the parameters for which it was originally intended
  • The continued use of the drug to avoid experiencing withdrawal
  • The use of the drug despite legal or social consequences
  • Taking extreme measures, such as forging drug prescriptions or visiting multiple doctors
  • Compulsive behavior or the overall loss of control

The Signs and Symptoms of Withdrawal

The most common signs and symptoms of withdrawal from this drug can range from mild to severe. Some symptoms include:

  • Hypertension
  • Difficulty staying awake
  • Nausea
  • Pains and aches all over the body
  • Headaches
  • Impaired motor functions

Effects of Clonazepam Addiction

One of the major concerns associated with clonazepam addiction the potential to cause so many different health complications. However the physical challenges and dangers that are associated with this drug are not the only reason for concern with this drug. Clonazepam also has the capacity to completely devastate the life of an individual to the point in which it has no resemblance to what once was their life.

People who are struggling with addiction often find it extremely difficult to keep a job, primarily due to the fact that the drug makes it extremely difficult for the person to function on a specific task -- negatively impacting their productivity. Additionally, because of the negative feeling of withdrawal that a person experiences when they are not using the drug, a person will also miss an exorbitant number of days from work.

Addiction to Klonopin has proven to be an extremely powerful and relentless addiction that requires the assistance of professionals who are well trained in meeting the specific needs of a person who is battling an addiction.

If you are battling an addiction to clonazepam, other drugs, or alcohol, call the Willimantic Drug Treatment Center today at 724-230-5073. Let them help you find the right treatment facility for your required needs.

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