Klonopin is a benzodiazepine that doctors prescribe for seizures, convulsions, and panic attacks. The drug calms the central nervous system and slows down brain activity. While the drug is effective in treating these conditions, it is also highly addictive and can lead to long-term dependency and dangerous Klonopin side effects.
A person who is addicted to Klonopin should seek help at an addiction treatment center in Illinois. The proper treatment can reduce the risk of Klonopin side effects and help a person recover from addiction. Let’s read more about Klonopin below and why it is a potentially dangerous drug.
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What Are the Side Effects of Klonopin?
The most common side effect of Klonopin is dependency. Once you take the medication for certain, you will no longer feel its effects. As a result, you may increase the dosage so that you can feel relaxed and calm. This can lead to an overdose or other Klonopin side effects such as:
- Reduced libido
- Impaired judgment
When mixed with alcohol or drugs, other Klonopin side effects may include slurred speech, lack of coordination, drowsiness, bad memory, loss of balance, low attention span. You are likely to struggle with cognitive skills or motor skills.
Rehab Options for Klonopin Addiction
Before you enter rehab, medically-supervised detox is essential to help you clean out your system. During detox, a therapist monitors your symptoms and your progress 24/7 to ensure that you are safe. You may experience nausea, anxiety, chills & sweating, insomnia, and cravings as your body adjusts to functioning without Klonopin.
Once you complete your detox, a therapist will meet with you to go over your rehab options. Rehab will begin with an assessment of your addiction, including any mental health issues that you may be struggling with. Once your condition is evaluated, your therapist recommends a treatment plan that is right for you.
Common types of treatment for Klonopin addiction include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Holistic treatment
- Inpatient and outpatient services
- Individual and group therapy
- 12 step programs
Dual Diagnosis for Klonopin Addiction and Mental Disorders
If you have an addiction to Klonopin, you may suffer from co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorder. If you have a co-occurring disorder, your therapist can integrate multiple treatment plans to help you. This type of treatment is known as dual diagnosis.
By seeking treatment for addiction and your mental health issue, you will greatly improve your chances of getting clean and staying clean for life. Whether you have depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or ADHD, you can get help for Klonopin addiction and your mental health disorder.
Learn More About Klonopin Side Effects
Northern Illinois Recovery Center provides comprehensive treatment for Klonopin addiction and helps you navigate and reduce Klonopin side effects. We provide a wide range of evidence-based and holistic treatments that help you through every stage of recovery. To find out more about our Klonopin addiction treatment center, contact us today at 855.786.1978. Northern Illinois Recovery Center is here to help you get on the road to recovery.
Licensed Physician and Surgeon
Dr. Beth Dunlap, a board-certified addiction medicine and family medicine physician, and is the medical director at Northern Illinois Recovery Center. She is responsible for overseeing all the integrated medical services at both campuses. Beth completed medical school, residency, and fellowship at Northwestern University, where she continues to serve on the faculty as a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has extensive experience in addiction medicine at all levels of care, and her clinical interests include integrated primary care and addiction medicine, harm reduction, and medication-assisted treatment.