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How Long Does Klonopin Stay in the System?

Mental health medications can be dangerous. While they often bring great relief to the people who use them, they tend to be abused and can lead to addiction. Klonopin is a medication many doctors prescribe to help manage mental health conditions. Since it can be addictive, it is essential to know how long Klonopin does stay in the body.

If you or a loved one struggle with Klonopin addiction, it is time to get help. At Northpoint Washington, our professional rehab staff help to create a personalized recovery plan that works for you. Call us at [Direct] to get started today.

How Long Does Klonopin Stay in the Body?

Klonopin can stay in the body for up to two weeks after last use. The half-life of Klonopin is anywhere from 18 to 50 hours, so the drug will remain in your system for some time.

Half-Life is a term used to describe how long it takes for a drug to be used and eliminated from the body. For example, if you took Klonopin once and then stopped, it would take 18 hours for half of the drug to be eliminated from your body. If you took Klonopin multiple times, half of the drug would take 50 hours to be eliminated.

Each person's body will use Klonopin for a different amount of time, which is influenced by:

  • How much Klonopin was taken
  • The frequency of use
  • Height and weight
  • Metabolism speed
  • Other medications being taken

After it is taken, Klonopin can be detected with standard drug tests ordered by employers, rehab facilities, and pain management centers.

Drug Tests for Klonopin

There are different drug tests, and each looks for drugs in different parts of the body. The most common methods test for drugs in urine, hair, and blood.

Urine Tests

Urine tests are the most common type of drug test. They can detect Klonopin in the system for up to three days after last use.

Hair Tests

Hair tests are less common, but they can detect Klonopin for up to 90 days after last use.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are the least common type of drug test, but they can detect Klonopin for up to two weeks after previous use.

People who abuse Klonopin may test positive for the drug for a more extended period. These people are also at the highest risk of dependence on the drug, which can cause severe withdrawal symptoms after quitting.

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

People using Klonopin by their doctor's directions should not stop taking the medication without consulting them. Klonopin can cause severe withdrawal symptoms, and people who abuse the drug may relapse.

Some common symptoms of Klonopin withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Heart palpitations

These symptoms can be challenging to manage and can even be dangerous. Additionally, since Klonopin is a mental health medication, many people addicted to the drug also have mental health disorders. A dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse problems can benefit significantly from dual diagnosis treatment.

Dual diagnosis treatment is a type of treatment that helps people with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. This type of care addresses both the addiction and the underlying mental health condition. Many treatment centers, including Northpoint Washington, offer this type of care.

Klonopin Detox and Dual Diagnosis Treatment at Northpoint Washington

We understand that addiction is a disease, and we are here to help you on the road to recovery. Our team of addiction specialists will work with you to create a personalized detox and treatment plan.

Your success in sobriety is our priority. While you are in our facility, your dual diagnosis treatment may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication management

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