Klonopin Addiction and Abuse

Siobahn Morse, executive director of The National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Klonopin addiction and abuse.

What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is the brand name for the drug Klonezepam. It is part of the benzodiazepines group of drugs and affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.

It is also used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorders.

On the street Klonopin is known as K-pin or “kiddie cocaine.”

Klonopin Addiction and Abuse

Klonopin Addiction and Abuse

What are the effects of Klonopin?

Klonopin can cause hallucinations and delusions as well as cause a person to feel unbalanced or anxious.

The drug does have the ability to cause irreversible brain damage when it is used beyond the prescribed amount or used recreationally.

What is Klonopin addiction and abuse?

Klonopin can create psychosis even in the first use making this the biggest draw of the drug.

The drug is often available in upper and middle class homes as someone in the home may have a legitimate medical reason for a prescription for the drug.

Klonopin can quickly create dependence in the user, starting a cycle of increased use to achieve the desired effect.

Klonopin abuse is common among high school students, especially since the drug is not generally screened for in standard school drug tests.

The second most common form of drug abuse for people over the age of 55 is non-medical. The problem often arises from the prolonged use of a legitimate prescription.

As one of the stronger benzodiazepines, Klonopin is easy to become dependent upon in any individual.

What are the side effects of Klonopin?

The side effects of Klonopin include: drowsiness, dizziness, memory problems, feeling tired, muscle weakness, slurred speech, dry mouth, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, headache, nervousness and insomnia.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Klonopin?

Withdrawal symptoms of Klonopin may include: fever, hypothermia, palpitations, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, nausea, urinary retention, dehydration, agitation, anxiety, depression, hysteria, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts.

Klonopin Addiction and Abuse

Klonopin Addiction and Abuse



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