Klonopin Addiction Treatment in Georgia
Atlanta Residents Recover at Mount Sinai Wellness Center
Many people who suffer from panic attacks receive Klonopin prescriptions. Even with perfect use, however, the drug can be deeply addictive. Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are not only used to treat anxiety and panic disorders but also known for their high potential for abuse and addiction.
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, Mount Sinai Wellness Center is here to help.
Please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 353-4673 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, as well.
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
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.
What Is 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.”
If you or someone you love has a Klonopin addiction, they might spend a lot of time seeking, using, and recovering from Klonopin “highs.” They may also have multiple prescriptions and lose interest in hobbies and activities they used to enjoy. Many people who are struggling with drug addiction also suffer from relationship problems and fail to meet their responsibilities.
When you are worried about yourself or a loved one, Mount Sinai Wellness Center can help.
How to Stop Using 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 stop 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.
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
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.
Recovering from addiction is a journey, and that journey is different for everyone. Discover your journey today by requesting a personalized treatment plan.
Call us at (800) 353-4673 or contact us online to get started.