Is Klonopin Addictive?
There is a risk of developing a dependence on Klonopin, regardless of whether it is taken in small doses and if it is taken as prescribed. The addictive effects of Klonopin can be more dangerous if combined with other types of drugs like opioids.
Using Klonopin frequently or in high doses can increase the risk of addiction or dependence. In some cases, Klonopin dependence might not be noticeable until a person tries to stop taking the drug. A person who is dependent on Klonopin will experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the medication.
Even if someone is dependent on Klonopin, it is dangerous to stop the drug without tapering. Treatment for Klonopin addiction should include tapering the drug slowly over weeks or months.
If you or someone you care about is affected by an addiction to Klonopin or any other substance, contact The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health today to discuss treatment options.
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