Klonopin, the trade name for a benzodiazepine drug called “clonazepam” is prescribed by physicians to manage seizure disorders as well as control the symptoms of anxiety disorders. This drug is only recommend for short-term use due to the high potential for addiction and tolerance. Tolerance to clonazepam occurs after long-term usage, meaning that an individual needs more and more of the drug to obtain the same effects. Klonopin has an intermediate onset with peak concentrations of the drug in the system occurring between one and four hours after orally ingesting the drug.
While most individuals take clonazepam exactly as directed by their physician, Klonopin can cause serious problems in some individuals. Long-term usage of benzodiazepines can lead to addiction, physical and psychological dependence, and benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome in the event that the drug is abruptly discontinued.
Individuals who become addicted to Klonopin may have other substance abuse and addiction problems. Some individuals abuse Klonopin to augment the relaxation of alcohol or other benzodiazepines. Others may abuse Klonopin in order to manage the side effects of stimulant abuse to create a more pleasant high. Mixing these drugs is a recipe for disaster and can lead to serious health consequences.
At Mount Regis, we’ve treated men and women just like you who are struggling to overcome an addiction to benzodiazepine such as Klonopin. Our top-of-the-line detox program and rehab center can help you get off the clonazepam and reclaim your life as your own.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Rehab at Mount Regis Center
Klonopin addiction is not a problem to be taken lightly. If untreated the consequences of this addiction can seriously affect an addict’s life and – in the most severe cases – end in death. One should never attempt to stop taking benzodiazepines, like Klonopin, without medical supervision. In order to recover from Klonopin addiction you need the expertise of the staff at Mount Regis center. They are fully trained and have had lots of experience helping individuals in situations like you own.
Our intimate atmosphere blocks out the stressors from everyday life that will give you the clarity you need to focus solely upon getting better. We want you to feel safe and supported throughout you stay with us and we will do what we can to make this happen. We want to be there to address all of your needs even if you just need a shoulder to lean on.
We understand that coming to treatment seems like an impossible task and that the idea of giving up a substance you have come to depend on can be terrifying. We want you to know that you can live a life free of Klonopin. Mount Regis is here to provide you with the necessary tools you need to be successful and give you the extra push you need to keep working at your sobriety. From the moment you walk through our doors we will be there for you.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Mount Regis Recovery Center our main priority is you. We are a small recovery center dedicated to providing the best level of care to each individual that comes to us. Our beautiful environment located in Salem, Virginia is the perfect place for you to begin the healing process. Due to the smaller size of our center, we are able to get to know each individual on a personal level and create individualized treatment plans that suit each person’s individual needs. Our holistic approach to treatment incorporates the whole person so that all aspects of what makes you who you are will be included.
Our addiction program is centered on the 12-step model of recovery and has been very successful at helping individuals with all types of addiction problems live sober and fulfilling lives. We have a variety of techniques that will not only address your addiction problem, but any other mental illnesses you may be experiencing. We are here to get you on the right path to recovery.
Treatment Approaches to Klonopin Addiction at Mount Regis Center
Over the years we have learned that the best treatment for addiction treatment is a combination of detox, medication management, and therapeutic interventions. Upon initial arrival to our facility you will get a complete assessment so we can determine your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
Depending upon how dependent your body has become to Klonopin, your first step in our rehab may be detox. During detox we will humanely and safely remove all benzodiazepines and other substances from your body. While medication may be used during this process to control the unpleasant side effects of withdrawal, we maintain that medication will not be used long-term so that you do not leave us addicted to another substance. As you learn better coping strategies and the symptoms from withdrawal subside, we will wean you off of medications. Once you are medically stabilized, we will help transition you to the next steps in your therapeutic process.
The most common type of therapy we employ at Mount Regis is group therapy which is held on a daily basis. These sessions are designed to allow you to share your addiction experiences while connected with others whole are going through similar issues. By working together, you can gain additional support and be there for someone who may need an extra shoulder to lean on. Group topics may include anger management, addiction, relapse prevention, and coping skills.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common form of therapy used to help identify and restructure negative ways of thinking. By identifying these distortions in thinking, individuals will be able to understand how those emotions are affecting their behavior and will then learn to alter their behavior for the better. Individuals who have come to believe that they need Klonopin to function in life will begin to realize that they can get through a day without it.
Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) is another common therapy that is similar to CBT. REBT focuses upon changing thoughts and beliefs by learning how to balance acceptance and tolerance. This action-driven driven approach teaches individuals to move away from the past and resolve current disturbances. Additionally, REBT will help teach new coping strategies for overwhelming emotions.
We know that family is important and that addiction problems involve the whole family. For those reasons we offer the family program on a bi-weekly basis after the patient completes detox to allow you and your loved ones to work through issues that may have arisen as a result of your Klonopin addiction. Time will also be spent educating your family about addiction to help them understand what you are going through. We hope to be able to reconnect family members that have previously been estranged.
Individual therapy is not used as frequently in our programs, but we understand that there are times when an individual may not feel as comfortable sharing certain topics or emotions in a group setting. Individual sessions are provided on an as-needed basis and will give you one-on-one time with a licensed therapist where you can explore unresolved issues.
We are also proud to offer a variety of experiential programs that will assist you in reaching your therapeutic goals. These programs may include:
- Art programming
- Spiritual counseling
- A.A. and N.A.
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Recreational programs
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
When your acute inpatient rehab comes to an end, an aftercare plan will have been established to ensure continued quality of care. When it’s close to time of discharge you will sit down with your treatment team and decide the next appropriate steps in your treatment process. Our goal is to do everything we can to help you reclaim a successful life in your community.
Many patients have found our outpatient programs an effective next step in their recovery. Our day treatment program involves intensive therapy, but allows you the option to spend nights at home with your loved ones. If you would prefer to stay on site, you have the option of using one of our apartments. Another option is our intensive outpatient program which is less intensive than our inpatient rehab, but more involved than traditional outpatient therapy. If you are ready to be discharged home we will provide you with community resources and 12-step programs in your area to allow you to continue to work on your recovery.
Finally, we offer an aftercare program at Mount Regis open to all alumni free of charge for three months. Through this program, in both group and individual sessions, we will work on coping strategies and relapse prevention. We want you to continue to stay sober and live a life free from addiction.