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Side Effects and Recovery Options for Klonopin Addiction

People widely recognize Xanax and Valium as addictive benzodiazepine (benzo) medications doctors prescribe to treat anxiety and seizure conditions. However, other benzo medications are also often prescribed for the same conditions. Klonopin, a brand of the drug clonazepam, is another addictive medication that many people receive from their doctor. Starting and then abusing the medication could lead to addiction, which may require treatment from a professional substance abuse treatment center.

Finding Klonopin addiction treatment in Washington does not have to be complicated. The team at Northpoint Washington knows the importance of breaking the cycle of addiction with medication-assisted treatments, group therapy, and residential addiction programs. Call [Direct] today to learn more about taking the first steps to sobriety with Northpoint Washington.

What Is Klonopin?

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to treat anxiety and seizure conditions. Like other benzos, Klonopin can be addictive and should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

The drug works in the body by binding to neurotransmitter receptors in the brain and slowing down impulses of neurons in the body. This process can help calm anxiety, lower seizure activity, and even relax a person’s muscles.

Klonopin is typically prescribed to treat panic disorders, seizure conditions such as epilepsy, or restless leg syndrome.

The Klonopin High

While Klonopin can help treat certain conditions and symptoms, it is still possible to experience a high while taking it.

When someone takes a large dose or takes the medication frequently, they may experience an adrenaline rush or euphoria. This state of feeling “high” can lead a person to want to continue abusing the drug to receive that state.

During a period of euphoria, a person can experience impaired judgment, which could lead to risky behaviors like drinking alcohol or driving.

A professional detox center can help individuals who have become addicted to Klonopin.

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Side Effects of Klonopin

Like all medications, certain side effects come with taking Klonopin. Some of the more common side effects include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory problems

Even after experiencing negative side effects, someone who abuses Klonopin will continue to take the medication. This abuse continues because their body will begin to depend on it and need more over time.

Recognizing Klonopin Addiction

If you or a loved one has been taking Klonopin, be on the lookout for signs of addiction, including:

  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Eating less or not at all
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Problems at work or school
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Using Klonopin for longer periods than prescribed

If you have noticed any of these changes and are worried about Klonopin addiction, call Northpoint Washington today. Ignoring the signs of addiction could lead to severe health consequences or overdose.

Overdosing Klonopin

When taken as prescribed, Klonopin is a safe medication. However, when someone begins to abuse it, the risk of overdose becomes much higher.

An overdose occurs when someone takes too much of a drug or combination of drugs. The person may experience serious health problems or even die from an overdose.

Signs that someone is overdosing on Klonopin include:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dilated pupils

If you see any of these signs, call 911 immediately. An overdose is a medical emergency that requires professional help.

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Klonopin Addiction Treatment Program at Northpoint Washington

At Northpoint Washington, we know how difficult it can be to break the cycle of Klonopin addiction. We have a wide range of treatment options tailored to individual needs.

Our residential programs include:

  • Detoxification for withdrawal symptoms
  • Group therapy and support sessions
  • Individual counseling with a therapist
  • Family therapy

Call us at [Direct] today to learn more about our programs. We can help you take the first steps towards sobriety and a healthier future.

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