Klonopin Rehab in Kennesaw
Treating Benzodiazepine Addictions Throughout Georgia
North Georgia Recovery Center is proud to offer treatment options for all kinds of drug addictions, including benzodiazepine addictions. Klonopin is known for being one of the most addictive types of benzos, with some patients becoming addicted to it in just a few weeks. Quitting Klonopin on your own can feel impossible, but our Kennesaw Klonopin addiction rehab is here to provide professional, compassionate support.
About Klonopin & Benzodiazepines
Klonopin is just one of several common types of benzodiazepines, which are also known as antianxiety agents and anticonvulsants, as they often include prescription medications that treat the symptoms of anxiety and seizures.
Benzos like Klonopin are also prescribed to treat the following conditions:
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
Klonopin, the brand name of clonazepam, blocks receptors in the brain to reduce feelings like stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, it’s also addictive, with some patients becoming addicted to the medication after only taking the amount prescribed by their doctors.
One of the dangers of becoming addicted to a benzodiazepine like Klonopin is that once you’ve developed a tolerance, you start relying on the drug to feel normal, and not using it for a certain period of time will bring on anxiety and panic—the very symptoms Klonopin is originally prescribed to treat. This is how the vicious cycle of addiction begins, and Klonopin addiction is known to be particularly difficult to quit.
Signs You Have a Klonopin Addiction
Knowing the signs of a Klonopin addiction is essential—acknowledging that you or a loved one has a problem and getting the help you need sooner may potentially save your life. Because Klonopin is a central nervous system depressant, overdosing on the drug can slow your heart rate and breathing and even lead to coma or death.
Some signs that you or someone you care about has a Klonopin addiction include:
- Mixing Klonopin with alcohol: Klonopin is most frequently abused with alcohol because the combination intensifies the euphoric and calming effects of both drugs. Unfortunately, this can lead to blackouts and possibly respiratory failure.
- Exhibiting overdose symptoms: If you or a loved one are experiencing extreme drowsiness, memory impairment, or slurred speech, a Klonopin overdose may be the cause and medical attention should be sought immediately.
- Doctor shopping: Some people with prescription addictions will doctor shop, or visit various doctors to receive prescriptions for more of their drug of choice. If your loved one is seeing different doctors to get more Klonopin or you find empty containers lying around, they may have a problem.
- Withdrawing from relationships: People with addictions are known to withdraw from their family members and friends when they spend most of their time using or thinking about using drugs. They may also withdraw to avoid having their addiction recognized and addressed. Additionally, someone with a Klonopin addiction may isolate themselves due to paranoia or anxiety.
You should also consider seeking help if you’ve begun to experience withdrawal symptoms after going a length of time without taking Klonopin, as this is a sign that you’ve developed a tolerance and dependency on the drug.
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North Georgia Recovery Center knows that no two addictions are the same, and every person requires a different approach to drug addiction treatment. With that said, we offer a range of programs, from a partial hospitalization program (PHP) to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and we’re happy to meet with you to determine which is right for you.
Klonopin addiction also requires addressing the root of your addiction and relearning how to cope with daily stressors, which is why we offer individual therapy, family therapy, and aftercare once you’ve completed treatment. Recovery is challenging, but our welcoming community is here to help you along the way.
Call our Kennesaw facility today to learn how we treat Klonopin addiction at (678) 940-7873. We serve individuals throughout Georgia.