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Klonopin addiction treatment that actually works

For over a decade, we’ve helped those with substance abuse and addiction using a comprehensive treatment program that combines mental health counseling, behavioral therapy, and pharmacological treatment.

Enterhealth’s continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment, allowing us to treat the whole person for a lifetime. That’s why our program has been shown to be effective in 84% of patients, compared to the 50% efficacy rate with traditional 12-step programs.

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Klonopin addiction treatment that actually works

Even when taken as prescribed, Klonopin has a high potential for abuse and dependence. To quit effectively, most people require the help of an inpatient drug rehab program to treat the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while simultaneously addressing any psychological issues that contributed to their Klonopin use in the first place.

The first step in recovery is to remove the substance from the body through a medical detox (or withdrawal stabilization) process. Klonopin detox can be dangerous and should only be done at an experienced inpatient addiction treatment facility.

Enterhealth’s supervised medical drug detox involves carefully tapering a patient’s dose of Klonopin down over time to prevent seizures and other dangerous side effects of Klonopin withdrawal. This also helps to reduce cravings and anxiety.

It’s important to understand that medical detox is not considered treatment. Rather, it’s a necessary first step that allows patients to fully participate in a long-term treatment program of behavioral therapy and psychological counseling.

Counseling may be individual or group-oriented and may include families. Continuing Care programs are also available and are essential to provide continued counseling and support over a number of years.

Klonopin addiction treatment plans may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies.

Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Klonopin Addiction

What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is a popular brand name for the drug clonazepam. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (benzos for short) along with other drugs like Ativan, dalmane, and Xanax.

Klonopin is commonly prescribed short-term management of conditions such as anxiety, panic disorders, or sleep disorders. It is not recommended for long-term use as it has a high potential for dependence and abuse.

How does Klonopin work?

Benzodiazepine medications such as Klonopin affect the brain by increasing levels of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

GABA reduces sensory excitation and inhibits communication between nerves, which reduces anxiety and tension, but also causes somnolence (sleepiness), loss of coordination, and impaired judgement.

Why is Klonopin so addictive?

In addition to increasing levels of GABA, Klonopin also triggers the release of dopamine (one of the “feel-good” neurotransmitters produced by the body), which can produce euphoria and relaxation.

Klonopin’s rapid rate of action makes it extremely effective, but it’s also one of the primary reasons why it can be so addictive. The body quickly develops a tolerance – meaning users need to take more and more to get the same effect – and becomes dependent on it to produce GABA and function normally.

As a result, discontinuing Klonopin after taking it for long periods of time leaves the brain with inadequate levels of GABA and dopamine. As a result, the brain and nerves become hyper-sensitive and go into overdrive, which is the primary cause of withdrawal symptoms.

What are Klonopin withdrawal symptoms?

The physical and mental withdrawal symptoms typically start to set in within a few hours of the last dose. Exact withdrawal symptoms to vary from person to person and depend on factors like how long the person has been taking the drug, along with frequency of use and dosage.

Klonopin withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Increased anxiety and nervousness
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle spasms/tension
  • Intense sweating
  • Memory issues
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors

How do you treat Klonopin withdrawal?

The most effective way to treat Klonopin withdrawal is with a combination of medical detox to ease physical symptoms and psychological/behavioral support to help patients learn to cope with stress and anxiety.

Medical detox for Klonopin usually involves a careful tapering of the patient’s dose under close medical supervision. Gradually reducing the dose allows the body to adjust to lower and lower levels without inducing the most severe (and potentially life-threatening) withdrawal symptoms.

Physicians may also prescribe other medications including long-acting benzodiazepines such as Valium, as well as aids like antidepressants or beta-blockers to alleviate other withdrawal symptoms.

How long do Klonopin withdrawal symptoms last?

Klonopin is a short-acting benzodiazepine, so its effects wear off fairly quickly, and withdrawal symptoms typically set in as soon as the drug is out of a user’s system – about 10-12 hours after the last dose.

The exact timeline of withdrawal symptoms depends on individual factors like how long it was taken and at what dosage, but a typical progression looks something like this:

Initial withdrawal phase (approx. 1 – 4 days) – Common symptoms include anxiety and depression, insomnia.

Acute withdrawal phase (approx. 4 days – 2 weeks) – This phase is where most people experience the worst symptoms and may be at risk for seizures that require close medical supervision.

Post-acute withdrawal phase (approx. 2 weeks – months, years) – Duration and severity of post-acute withdrawal symptoms vary, especially when combined with underlying psychological issues such as anxiety or panic disorders.

What are the side effects of Klonopin?

Klonopin abuse can result in a number of unpleasant effects, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Problems with walking and coordination
  • Problems with memory
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Memory impairment
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

What are other dangers of Klonopin use?

The biggest danger with Klonopin abuse is that many users combine it with other substances, including alcohol and opiates such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and heroin. This leads to a synergistic effect that amplifies the effects of both substances.

This polysubstance abuse can profoundly impair short-term memory, judgement, and coordination, and it greatly increases the chance of an accidental injury and/or potentially fatal overdose.

How do you know if someone is addicted to Klonopin?

Any use of Klonopin outside of a doctor’s instructions is abuse. This includes tampering with pills by chewing, crushing, cutting, or dissolving them in order to take a higher dose than prescribed.

The signs and symptoms of chronic Klonopin abuse will vary slightly for each individual, but they often include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Impaired thinking and judgement
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sluggishness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Delirium

Chronic Klonopin abuse may lead to changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. Other signs of chronic use can resemble indications for using the drug in the first place, such as anxiety and insomnia.

Can you overdose on Klonopin?

Overdosing on Klonopin is possible when you take more than the prescribed maximum dosage, and the likelihood of a severe or fatal overdose increases if mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

High doses of benzodiazepines can have serious side effects, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma
*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio