How Outpatient Klonopin Addiction Treatment Can Help Your Recovery
Klonopin (Clonazepam) is benzodiazepine medication used to treat seizures, anxiety, and panic disorders. While Klonopin is considered safe to use as prescribed, using Klonopin for more than 4 weeks or abusing it can cause addiction and many unwanted side effects.
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, emergency department visits involving non-medical use of Klonopin increased 117% between the years of 2004 and 2011, suggesting that Klonopin abuse and addiction treatment is needed now more than ever.
Outpatient treatment services can help you recover from the effects of Klonopin safely rather than going through these struggles alone.
Treating the Withdrawals
Withdrawals from Klonopin can be potentially dangerous if done too quickly. The rebound symptoms can be worse than those for which you were prescribed Klonopin for. Symptoms may include; insomnia, gastric problems, panic, agitation, tremors, muscle spasms. In more severe cases they can include psychosis, seizures, depression, and suicidal tendencies.
Outpatient Klonopin addiction treatment can provide a safe and more comfortable detox with access to medical professionals who can provide medications to help you through the process.
Monitoring physical and psychological conditions during detox is important and continued assessments may be necessary for a number of weeks depending on the levels and duration of use or abuse, and your physical and mental health.
Treating the Adverse Psychological Effects
Many people who are prescribed Klonopin have co-existing mental health problems and may have been prescribed Klonopin to treat these problems only to find that they have gotten much worse.
Klonopin can cause what is known as paradoxical effects such as increased seizures, anxiety, or panic, and the development of additional symptoms such as impulsiveness, loss of inhibition, cognitive deficits, aggression, suicidal tendencies, disinterest or isolation from others, or major depression.
Outpatient treatment can address these issues and help you to cope with your addiction and other circumstances through psychotherapies, life skills training, individual, group, and family counseling, education, support, and relapse prevention planning.
Treating Adverse Behavioral Effects
Behaviors often change while taking Klonopin. The loss of inhibitions may lead to using other substances or engaging in risky behaviors which can be dangerous. Sometimes, irritation, aggression, and the lack of patience may lead to neglect, abuse, or violent tendencies toward others and damage relationships. Isolation and withdrawals from people is a significant sign of depression and this can be dangerous.
Behavioral therapies can help you to analyze your behaviors and readjust your patterns of thinking to better respond to stressful situations and learn to enjoy life again.
Support groups can help you connect with others who have similar problems gaining valuable information and feedback that will help in your recovery.
There are a wide range of problems you may be going through and outpatient treatment professionals can help you find necessary resources, provide referrals, and support you in the efforts you take toward recovery.