Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine sedative prescribed under the brand name Klonopin. It’s used to treat anxiety disorders, movement disorders, and seizures. Like other members of the benzodiazepine family, however, it’s also frequently abused.
Clonazepam abuse is genuinely dangerous. It’s very easy to run up a tolerance to the drug’s effects, resulting in a user taking more and more of clonazepam. This is a serious risk for clonazepam overdose.
Withdrawing from clonazepam is complex, unpleasant, and potentially life- threatening if done outside of clinical detox. Clonazepam addiction is treatable, but a professional, 24/7 medically monitored detox program must be the first step in recovery.