Durham Klonopin Addiction Treatment

Klonopin is the brand name of a medication called clonazepam, used to treat a variety of seizure and panic disorders. Although the drug has been found to be of help in controlling the symptoms of these disorders, long-term use can lead to addiction. Klonopin is also being diverted from its intended target patients to other people who abuse the drug. Durham Klonopin addiction treatment centers are dealing with increasing numbers of people addicted to this medication.

There is hope for your addiction. Contact (919) 246-9976 to find out about drug detox centers in Durham and the treatment options that can help you achieve recovery.

What Is Klonopin?

Clorazepam, brand name Klonopin, is a drug in a category known as benzodiazepines. These drugs are known to be addictive when taken over the long-term. These drugs are widely used for anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia and seizure conditions. They are generally prescribed on an "as needed" basis, which can lead to abuse and addiction. Similar drugs include Ativan, Valium and Xanax. Klonopin is much longer acting than Xanax.

Klonopin Abuse

When abused, Klonopin produces symptoms of euphoria, drowsiness and well-being. In many cases, Klonopin abuse may not be recognized, because it is a drug that is often legitimately prescribed. However, over time, the individual will begin to exhibit signs of addiction, such as increased tolerance, greater focus on acquiring and using the drug, inability to stop and withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop. Abuse can also lead to memory problems, depression and suicidal ideation.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Individuals who have developed an addiction to Klonopin will experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug, such as:

  • Shaking
  • Muscle cramps
  • Hallucinations
  • Behavioral changes
  • Changes in seizure activity

Treating the Addiction

A number of drug treatment centers offer specialized treatment for Klonopin addiction to provide the most effective therapies for these patients. After withdrawal, other measures must be used to deal with underlying anxiety or seizure conditions, and patients must learn practical tools for dealing with cravings that can occur. Support for aftercare is an important feature to ensure success in recovery.

Get started today by calling Durham Drug Treatment Centers at (919) 246-9976 to find out more information about available Durham substance abuse treatment centers. You can also visit your local Narcotics Anonymous (http://www.drugstrategies.org/NA-Meetings/North-Carolina/) for more support.

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