Our treatment center has a special program to handle the men and women who come here addicted to Klonopin and other prescription drugs.
Klonopin is a habit-forming drug commonly prescribed for anxiety (and epilepsy). Since alcoholism and drug addiction leads to symptoms
of anxiety, it is not uncommon for our clients to arrive in treatment using Klonopin to alleviate the symptoms of another chemical addiction.
Men and women who arrive at our drug rehab facilities addicted to prescription drugs like Klonopin (or other pharmaceutical drugs like Vicodin, Xanax, and Oxycontin) will require a special treatment program to address their unique needs. We educate these clients about prescription drugs, have them
participate in process groups that are focused on prescription drug abuse, and monitor them closely with oversight from an addiction psychiatrist and other clinical staff.
All clients at Sober Living by the Sea will participate in daily outdoor rehab activities that build strength and self-esteem while showing them how to have fun and enjoy life in sobriety.
More About Treatment for Klonopin Users
The resources we have at our disposal from over 20 years of treating co-occurring disorders are critical for helping men and women who have been prescribed
Klonopin. Often our clients have an anxiety disorder or a bipolar disorder, in addition to the chemical dependency they need treatment to overcome. Some examples of co-occurring disorders we commonly see are:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depression or Bipolar Disorder
Physicians will prescribe Klonopin and other benzodiazepine-like drugs to help people cope with the symptoms of anxiety and mood
disorders. We monitor our clients closely during treatment to decide if the prescription should be continued, altered, titrated (tapered) off,
or ceased altogether.
Our rehab facility also has counselors on staff who are intimately familiar with prescription drug addiction. These therapists and doctors have special training to provide individual counseling and therapy for users of Klonopin as well as facilitate lectures, workshops, and group therapy process groups tailored to prescription drug abuse.
Denial is very common among abusers of Klonopin (and other prescription drugs), and early recovery is often marked by confusion, depression, and hopelessness. We are able to help Klonopin-addicted individuals become aware of the effect the drug use is having on them and their families and begin the journey toward long-term recovery.
More About Klonopin (Clonazepam)
Klonopin is the brand name for the medicine Clonzaepam, a benzodiazepine derivative known for its sedative properties. Klonopin is commonly misspelled as klonapin, klonipin, colonopin, colonapin, clonopin, clonapin, or clonipin. Benzodiazepines, which have been around since the 1960s, are a class of psychoactive drugs that are prescribed for medical procedures and to treat anxiety symptoms (which drug and alcohol abusers often display) such as:
- withdrawal symptoms from alcohol
Klonopin is generally taken orally although it can be injected as well. It is very dangerous to take Klonopin with other drugs or alcohol. Klonopin is habit-forming, tolerance-building, and has been known to cause withdrawal symptoms such as:
- nausea and vomiting
- flu-like symptoms
- hot and cold flashes
- aches and pains
If you or someone you care for has become addicted to Klonopin, call us today to speak with a caring admissions expert who will be able to provide a free and confidential initial telephone assessment. If you have a family member who is in denial about their prescription drug use, you may want to read our pages titled “Advice To the Family” and “What to say…”