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Treating a Klonopin Addiction & Anxiety Disorder


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Klonopin is a commonly prescribed medication for those suffering from anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, however, some people will become addicted to the Klonopin they rely on to ease their anxiety symptoms. Addiction tends to start gradually – for example, the person may feel particularly anxious and take a little more Klonopin than the recommended dosage.

The Benefits of Klonopin

When used properly, Klonopin is effective at treating many of the symptoms associated with anxiety disorders. These symptoms include:

  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tiredness
  • Tension in the body
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks

As long as people follow all dosing instructions carefully, using Klonopin only as prescribed, the chance of addiction is relatively small.

The Cycle of Klonopin Addiction

Unfortunately, once a Klonopin addiction starts it can be very difficult to stop. Heavy Klonopin users often experience somewhat severe and usually very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These can include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Bodily swelling
  • Heart palpitations
  • Changes in appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Memory loss

Worst of all, one of the most common withdrawal symptoms associated with Klonopin addiction is anxiety, which for those with anxiety conditions, may perpetuate misuse if that cycle has begun.

Getting Help

Before you can encourage someone you care about to get help for a Klonopin addiction, you must first know that the problem exists.

There are some noticeable signs that often indicate Klonopin abuse or addiction, including:

  • Seizures
  • Fevers
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Excessive sweating

If you think that a problem may exist, encourage your loved one to seek help, understanding that they may be reluctant to do so out of fear that anxiety symptoms and/or withdrawal symptoms will return.

Treating Anxiety

It is possible to treat anxiety disorder symptoms without the use of Klonopin. In cases where addiction is present, it’s best to choose non-habit-forming medications and/or various forms of therapy.

Many people can overcome their anxiety conditions without medication. Here at Futures, we focus on not just addiction recovery, but also on finding effective ways to treat the underlying anxiety and improve the patient’s chances of success. Call Futures now to get started.


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