Klonopin is in the family of benzodiazepines and is also known by the name clonazepam. Klonopin is an anticonvulsant and a muscle relaxer that is used to control seizures, similar to those in epilepsy. It is also used to treat panic disorders and catatonic states. Available by prescription; Klonopin may be used by itself or in conjunction with other medications. Klonopin responds quickly and it effectively calms the brains and nerves. With heavy, chronic use there is a high potential for dependency with Klonopin and the side effects and withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous thus creating the need for Klonopin Detox Treatment.
Klonopin is not without side effects. Possible side effects can include dizziness and drowsiness, loss of energy and coordination, short term memory loss, joint and muscle pain, vision problems, depression, mood changes, suicidal thoughts and confusion. Severe side effects may include swelling of the tongue, throat and face as well as respiratory problems, trouble swallowing, hives and rash. Klonopin can negatively impact sex drive and can cause impotence.
Klonopin is metabolized more slowly in seniors and as a result, they must be more careful as the drug can impair their thinking and make them more susceptible to falls. The drug can also buildup in their system putting them at greater risk for accidental overdose.
Klonopin enhances the effects of alcohol and other drugs. Prolonged use with large dosages increases the risk for dependency and it increases the risk for severe withdrawal symptoms.
The duration for withdrawal symptoms from Klonopin depends on the amount of time you have been taking it and the level of dosage. Withdrawal symptoms can include headaches, stomach and muscle cramps, anxiety, insomnia, weight loss, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, psychosis, seizures and death.
As detox from Klonopin can be life threatening it is recommended that you consult a physician when you want to discontinue usage. The safest and most effective medical detox from Klonopin uses IV therapy. This type of detox allows for medications to enter the blood stream quickly to help alleviate some of the most uncomfortable and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. When looking for a detox, ask them if they provide this process. Inquire if the Klonopin Detox Treatment has board certified medical professionals and that it has a good reputation. It is not the best idea to go to a detox that uses sauna detox and medication mixed, as this has caused some complications. Detox is an important part of overcoming Klonopin. Finding the right detox facility can make the process less frightening and provide a great start for your new life.
Once your detox is complete, it may be beneficial for you to enroll in a program that will help you to overcome the psychological aspects to chronic drug use problems. The right program will help you to rebuild your life and show you that taking Klonopin is not a disease, but instead is a choice. St. Jude Retreats features an cognitive behavioral education program that will help you to take control of your life; including your thoughts, behaviors and choices. You will learn develop positive and productive habits and bring your thoughts and behaviors more in line with your goals. The Saint Jude Program has helped thousands to overcome their drug problems for good, and achieve lifelong success.
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