teen klonopin addiction

 What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is a prescription drug used to prevent and control seizures. Klonopin is categorized as a anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It works by calming the nerves and your brain providing you with a relaxing feeling. The medication is often prescribed to also treat panic attacks and bipolar disorder.

Common side effects?

  • Drowsiness/ Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination loss
  • Increased saliva production

Other side effects such as depression, suicidal thoughts and mood/mental problems are side effects felt by those who are taking klonopin to treat seizures, bipolar disorder or pain.

Why do teens abuse Klonopin?

Klonopin causes feelings of relaxation and is often used as an escape from real world or emotional problems. The use of klonopin in a long term setting often leads to dependency both physically and psychologically resulting in teen klonopin addiction.

How do teens abuse Klonopin?

Teens can abuse klonopin in a variety of ways including snorting and taking them orally. The use of this drug has been familiarized by teens as using “k-pin.” Teens also try to amplify the effects of k-pin by also drinking alcohol which can lead to serious health issues or death.

Klonopin Addiction Treatment

Klonopin is not known to be a highly addictive drug but once the addictive relationship is established users find quitting hard, due to its withdrawal symptoms. Inspirations for Youth and Families offers an individualized treatment plan designed to help teens addicted to klonopin. Our team of highly trained doctors, therapists, nurses and clinicians provides the best level of care and support to treat your teen. This individualized program seeks to treat not only addiction but the additional factors that contribute or lead to klonopin addiction.

Here is an example of client who suffered from klonopin addiction:

“I fell in love with klonopin. I wanted it every day and I got it every day. My friend gave me two K-pins. I went in the bathroom and snorted them. From that day I fell in love with them. “