Symptoms and Warning Signs of Klonopin Abuse
Klonopin is prescribed as pills and intended to be orally taken but users might also crush it, snort it, or inject in. Sometimes people do not realize they are addicted to it because their doctor prescribed it. However, if you notice unusual behavior, they can’t function with the drug, constantly needing it even when the prescription isn’t ready to be filled, or they are visiting multiple doctors for multiple prescriptions, also know as “doctor shopping.” These are some signs you or your loved one may be addicted to benzodiazepines.
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Short Term Symptoms
- Insomnia, drowsiness, coma
- Blurred vision, dizziness, lack of coordination
- Anxiety, headaches, slurred speech
- Weakness, difficulty breathing
Long Term Symptoms
- Dizziness, fainting
- Slowed breathing
- Depression, aggressive, hostile
- Hallucinations, confusion
- Loss of bladder control
- Muscle tremors
The signs and symptoms associated with a Klonopin addiction can change in severity and acuteness over time. Some individuals may show zero warning signs or symptoms. However, this does not mean that they are not suffering and are in need of help. If an addiction or abuse is suspected the next step would be a dual-diagnosis treatment to address the addiction as well as any underlining mental health concerns.
Rehab for Klonopin addiction.
Klonopin abuse is a serious health risk and causes damage to more than just one’s health. However, help for Klonopin addiction is available. Recovery Ways in Salt Lake City provides multiple levels of care, including detox, inpatient treatment and intensive outpatient programs to provide a truly personal and unique drug rehab environment.