What kind of Klonopin withdrawal duration is seen?
Clonazepam, the drug known by the popular brand name Klonopin, is used to help patients who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety attacks or seizures. As a benzodiazepine, clonazepam is a central nervous system depressant — it helps calm down a mind in overdrive. Yet, when taken for longer than 6 weeks at a time, or when taken in large doses, it can send the mind very high with euphoria. Before long, the action of this drug on the brain can cause both the psychological and physical dependence of addiction. Many people tend to think that it is only an extended Klonopin withdrawal duration that makes professional medical detox necessary. This isn’t true, however.
There are many other medical challenges to safe detoxification from Klonopin. Most rehabs tend to not even be qualified. Mistakes can actually be difficult to recover from. If you suffer from an addiction to Klonopin, you should call a rehab such as WhiteSands Tampa, a center with specific Klonopin expertise. A call on 877-640-7820 is all it takes.
How long does it actually take?
Klonopin withdrawal symptoms begin as early as four hours past the last dose taken. A definite Klonopin withdrawal duration can be hard to pin down.
The first 72 hours can be the hardest. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mood swings and insomnia to nausea, vomiting and a racing heart. Among those who have been addicted for years, the symptoms can extend to tremors and seizures.
The symptoms can begin to wane over the rest of the first week, but other symptoms take their place — depression, extreme cravings, a frantic mind, and anxiety problems that appear on their second wind.
Different combinations of these symptoms continue for a full month, gradually dropping in intensity. Nevertheless, withdrawal from Klonopin cannot be reliably defined in time.
The problem of PAWS — protracted acute withdrawal syndrome
Many people attempting to come off a long-term Klonopin habit experience protracted withdrawal that assails them with anxiety, insomnia, anger, and depression over a period of years.
With both regular withdrawal and PAWS, it takes a carefully calibrated approach to detox to come by relief. An approach that fails to take a nuanced approach can aggravate the problem.
Serious reactions are possible
It isn’t uncommon for detox centers to treat withdrawal from Klonopin the same as alcohol or opiate addictions. This can be a mistake. For instance, with Klonopin, it’s especially important for detox centers to take a measured approach to dosage attenuation. Doing it too quickly can cause an increase in painful reactions. At WhiteSands Tampa, dose reduction is performed with ultra-precise digital scales. Doses reduce over a period of weeks, rather than days. Incorrect measurements can seriously worsen symptoms.
Do your research, and find good treatment
It’s important to remember that as challenging as Klonopin withdrawal can be, there is more to disengaging from this drug than detox alone. Rehabilitation not only takes psychological therapy, it takes psychiatric treatment, as well. It’s important to audit rehab centers before you finally decide on one. Speaking to experts, reviewing user experiences and testimonials, and even setting up thorough conversations with different counselors, are all essential.
For those addicted, it can often be difficult to take a decisive step, and begin speaking to an expert, either directly or on the phone. In such cases, centers such as WhiteSands Tampa offer online chat. It can be a wonderfully anonymous way to get the answers needed with as little commitment given to the process as possible.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.