Klonopin Addiction Treatment in Georgia
Atlanta Residents Recover at Mount Sinai Wellness Center
If you or a loved one is in need of treatment for Klonopin addiction in Georgia, look no further than the compassionate team of professionals at Mount Sinai Wellness Center. Klonopin, a prescription benzodiazepine commonly prescribed for panic attacks, is known for having a high potential for addiction even with perfect use. If your prescription Klonopin use has turned you into someone you don’t recognize, or even if you are having a hard time quitting the drug, our team of addiction professionals is here to help.
Please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 353-4673 today to learn more about our Klonopin addiction treatment program in Georgia.
On This Page:
- What Is Klonopin?
- How Long Does Klonopin Stay In Your System?
- Klonopin Dependence and Withdrawal
- Signs of Klonopin Addiction
- How to Stop Using Klonopin
- Climb Your Mountain Today
What Is Klonopin?
Klonopin is the brand-name version of the benzodiazepine clonazepam. Like other “benzos,” Klonopin slows down brain activity to help people calm down during panic attacks and moments of intense anxiety. Because it can decrease abnormal electrical activity in the brain, doctors occasionally prescribe Klonopin to control certain types of seizures, Tourette's syndrome, migraines, and restless leg syndrome. Klonopin is taken as a blue tablet or as a quick-dissolve tablet placed on the tongue.
Side-effects associated with Klonopin include the following:
- Slow speech
- Dry mouth
- Sore gums
- A loss of appetite
- Fatigue and weakness
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
How Long Does Klonopin Stay in Your System?
Klonopin is one of the longest-acting prescription benzodiazepines and can remain active in the body for 18 to 50 hours. In studies, however, Klonopin has been shown to stay for longer periods of time within the system.
Studies have shown Klonopin to stay in the system for the following time periods, depending on the type of testing:
- Through a urine test: For up to 1 month
- Through a hair test: For up to 28 days
- Through a saliva test: For up to 5-6 days
Klonopin Dependence and Withdrawal
Unfortunately, Klonopin can cause people to develop physical and psychological dependence in as little as 2 weeks. This means people will develop serious physical and mental symptoms, known as withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug.
Symptoms of Klonopin withdrawal include:
- Panic attacks
- Stomach pain
- Thoughts of suicide
- Memory difficulties
These symptoms are usually the worst 2 weeks after your last dose, but they can last for weeks or months. While dependence and withdrawal are not the same as addiction, they are telltale signs of the disease.
Signs of Klonopin Addiction
As defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.” Like other drug addictions, Klonopin addiction can often be identified by certain signs.
If you or someone you love has a Klonopin addiction, they may:
- Spend a lot of time seeking, using, and recovering from Klonopin “highs”
- Have multiple prescriptions and lose interest in hobbies and activities they used to enjoy
- Suffer from relationship problems and fail to meet their responsibilities
- Take greater amounts of Klonopin or continue taking it longer than originally intended
- Use Klonopin even when it results in risky situations
- Continue to use Klonopin despite worsening physical or psychological health
- Have a desire to stop taking Klonopin or reduce the amount taken, but not be able to do so
- Be using an extensive amount of time and/or resources to get and use Klonopin
- Have noticeable withdrawal symptoms when decreasing the dose of Klonopin
When you are worried about yourself or a loved one, Mount Sinai Wellness Center can help.
How to Stop Taking Klonopin
One of the telltale signs of addiction is trying and failing to stop using a drug. If you want to stop using Klonopin and you have a prescription, talk to your doctor immediately. If you have multiple prescriptions and/or use Klonopin recreationally, speak to our addiction professionals at Mount Sinai today.
Whatever you do, do not quit using Klonopin “cold turkey,” or all at once. The symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal (i.e. seizures and psychosis) can be fatal, so you need careful supervision. Most benzodiazepine detox programs help you “taper” off the drug or stop taking it little by little. This can prevent some of the worst withdrawal symptoms.
Attempting to stop taking Klonopin without professional help may lead to the following, and more:
- Fainting spells
- Cold chills
At Mount Sinai, we can also help you manage your pain during detox, with or without medication-assisted treatment. Most importantly, we will give you the support you need to get through withdrawal and help you transition into and out of recovery. Mount Sinai Wellness Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and understands that the best treatment for Klonopin addiction involves medical supervision, behavioral therapy, and holistic care.
Climb Your Mountain Today: How Can Professional Help You Stop Taking Klonopin?
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we compare recovering from Klonopin addiction to climbing a mountain, and we climb that mountain by your side. When you come to us, you will have immediate access to some of the top physicians and clinicians in the United States. You will live in our private, comfortable, and stress-free facilities on 43 acres of beautiful wilderness. Our 4-star chef will nourish your body and our holistic daily schedule will help you care for your mental, physical, and emotional help.
Benefits of seeking professional help include:
- Will provide you with the professional support and guidance that you need to effectively decrease and ultimately stop using Klonopin.
- It will help to improve your physical and emotional well-being
- It will help to rekindle broken relationships that resulted from Klonopin overuse
- Will connect you to other committed patients that can help you during the recovery process
Recovering from addiction is a journey, and that journey is different for everyone. Discover your journey today by requesting a personalized treatment plan.
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