Klonopin Addiction Treatment

Klonopin can produce severe withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Craving
  • Klonopin seeking behavior
  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling agitated
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Panic, anger, or hate attacks
  • Avoiding social situations
  • Irrational fears
  • Attention deficit & confusion

The more one uses Klonopin, the more one experiences the aforementioned side effects associated with Klonopin withdrawal.

Many treatment professionals consider addiction to prescription and street Klonopin to be one of the most difficult to overcome. In fact, unsupervised, abrupt withdrawal from Klonopin can lead to seizures or toxic psychosis and sometimes death.

However historically significant, Klonopin detoxification with another benzodiazepine or “benzo” is rarely used today. This is because there are concerns about using a different benzo for Klonopin withdrawal:

  1. All benzos, like Klonopin, are addictive drugs that are often associated with a life of misery, potential grand mal seizures and death, just like alcohol.
  2. Using another benzo during Klonopin withdrawal sends the addiction-replacement-message that it’s okay to substitute one benzo with another; as ridiculous as detoxing a vodka drinker with brandy.
  3. Non-addictive detox medicines, such as pregabalin that also prevent seizures, are frequently used in place of addictive ones whenever possible.
  4. A Solution to Klonopin Withdrawal Is:

      Pregabalin and its relatives are a better option because they:

      • are not addictive;
      • end the likelihood of a grand mal seizure;
      • decrease craving;
      • decrease Klonopin seeking behavior;
      • decrease worry & increase relief;
      • decrease agitation & increase calm;
      • decrease restlessness & increase tranquility;
      • decrease fatigue & increase ambition;
      • improve concentration;
      • decrease irritability & increase serenity;
      • decrease muscle tension & increase comfort;
      • decrease insomnia & increase somnolence;
      • decrease panic, anger, or hate attacks & increase acceptance & acts of compassion;
      • increase socialization;
      • decrease irrational fear & increase sustained endurance;
      • & decrease attention deficit & confusion & increase focus and conceptualization.

    Medications such as pregabalin and its relatives are used to assist Klonopin addiction recovery during aftercare for coexisting or primordial conditions such as:

    1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    3. Panic Disorder
    4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    5. Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)
    6. Insomnia

    Medication-assisted detox and rehabilitation, without recovery-sensitive supportive therapy, is far from the ideal road to recovery.

    Medication assistance without a Klonopin dependence recovery program is a grave disservice.

    Medical detoxification with a concurrent Klonopin dependence recovery program is your ticket to sustained-recovery.

    After Klonopin Withdrawal

    Many people, immediately after they have made the tremendous decision to get clean and after they have survived Klonopin withdrawal, feel a tremendous sense of relief, excitement, and accomplishment.
    This feeling can last for weeks, even months. Some people describe their feeling as like a drug “high” without drugs. You may feel proud of yourself—and with excellent justification. You may feel a tremendous sense of anticipation, of looking forward to life—for the first time in years. While you may want to tell everybody your great news, it may be wiser to postpone wholesale announcements beyond your immediate family.

    When you have been abstinent for a short time, many people will be skeptical, and at this stage of your recovery, you don’t need any negative signals from anybody. Even your family (or perhaps especially your family) may be skeptical. You may be annoyed and resentful about this, but you can only remind yourself that they have some good reasons to doubt, and to reassure yourself that you know you mean it and eventually they will be convinced.

    The initial surge of overconfidence and complacency may be short-lived as you begin to realize that early abstinence guarantees no long-term miracles; that you have a lot of learning and growing to do; that abstinence—however rewarding—does not protect you from the ordinary knocks and hard times of life.
    It is only a phase, a starting place, like early convalescence from illness or surgery.
    It may hurt until the stitches come out.

    Some recovering addicts may be surprised to find themselves grieving over the loss of a drug, as if a loved one has passed away.
    Unexpectedly, the times when they were high or stoned take on a new, glamorous sheen, with a number of so called great stories. The memories, however fantastical, make you forget how awful their addiction really was. To someone who is not an addict, grieving for a drug seems strange and incomprehensible. But for most addicts, the drug had become a “loved one,” more essential than wife, husband, parents, or friends.

    One of our guests from Royal Life Centers once remarked: “Klonopin made me feel great and I never wanted to be without it. It was always there for me, no matter what. I could always rely on Klonopin to get me through the bad times and the times my mind wouldn’t stop worrying.” If they’re unexpected, the feelings of grief and longing for the times of their drinking or drug taking may surprise some recovering addicts, and lead them back to their addiction.

    Dealing with the illusion of the rehab high, and learning to overcome any misbegotten feelings of grief are just two examples of what we like to call the mental “leftovers” of addiction.

    No worries. Your recovery team will help you get through these and other expected slow-downs on the road to recovery.

    Reach Out

    If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse problem, please reach out to our addiction specialists for guidance and support, at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because We Care.