Klonopin and the Dangers of Abuse

Klonopin is the generic name for clonazepam, a drug that falls into the benzodiazepine family. It is a strong sedative and muscle relaxant that is used to treat epilepsy, anxiety and insomnia. However, if Klonopin is taken too much and for longer periods of time, an addiction may easily result. Once taken, the peak of effects will be experienced in one to two hours, and the pill's overall effects last about 12 hours.

In 2013, approximately 2 million people over the age of 18 in the U.S. reported abusing tranquilizers, like Klonopin, the previous month. More than 5 million people in 2013 reported they same type of abuse in the past year.

If you are suffering from an addiction to clonazepam, drug rehab centers in Tulsa, OK can help. They offer both treatment and aftercare to help you achieve recovery. Call a treatment center today.

Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Abuse

Klonopin and most other drugs in the benzodiazepine family have a high potential for becoming physically and psychologically addictive and should be used with caution. The body typically develops a tolerance where more of the drug is needed to reach the same effects, once the drug has been taken for a period of time. People will then begin taking larger doses and become dependent on the drug. Dependency has happened when trying to decrease the amount taken causes withdrawal symptoms to appear.

These symptoms of abuse include:

. Hallucinations

. Panic

. Anxiety

. Memory loss

. Seizures

. Fevers

. Personality changes

. Light sensitivity

. Sound sensitivity

. Numbness

. Indigestion

. Nausea

. Vomiting

. Diarrhea

. Elevated heart rate

. Heart palpitations

. Tension

. Depression

Effects of Abuse

Klonopin and other benzodiazepines alter certain chemicals in the brain causing euphoria and relaxation. Hangover effects are common as it wears off.

It's a central nervous system depressant, so it is not recommended to be combined with other depressive substances such as tranquilizers and alcohol. These combinations are dangerous and could be lethal.

Getting Help

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