Klonopin Abuse Treatment
Although many approaches are available, three treatments for Klonopin abuse stand out from the rest as having proved to be the most effective.
First among the three treatments for Klonopin abuse is detox. This is the short phrase for ‘drug detoxification’. Drug detoxification refers to a series of measures aimed at reducing the levels of drug intoxication in the body. These are also carried out to lessen or eliminate the withdrawal symptoms that come with trying to stop drug use. The entire process of drug detoxification is based on three important steps: evaluation, stabilization and preparation for recovery.
During the evaluation stage, the patient is tested to establish what toxic substances are present in his body, and in what quantities. The drug user is also tested on other mental and behavioral issues to assess their state of mind.
After the evaluation starts the stabilization stage during which the actual detoxification is done. Detoxification may be carried out with or without medication. In cases where the withdrawal symptoms are not intense, there is rarely any need to use medication. However, where the symptoms are severe, or where a patient is undergoing protracted withdrawal, alternative medication is administered. For Klonopin abuse treatment, diazepam is administered. Diazepam, just like Klonopin, is a benzodiazepine.
The last step of the detoxification method is preparation for recovery. At this stage, the patient is armed with the information they need to continue recovery, and trained on how to resist the temptation of the drug. This step is never finalized, as recovering addicts are known to relapse and revert to their previous addiction.
The second of the three treatments for Klonopin abuse that have been most effective is behavioral therapy. Here the patient is helped to develop a full understanding of the negative effects of Klonopin abuse. They are trained on how to resist the urge to abuse the drug.
Behavioral therapy involves the patient in group activities, such as group counseling and games with people who have a similar problem, so they understand that they are not alone. People who have previously been addicts but who have since overcome their addiction are also introduced into the groups, so that the addicts are encouraged that they too can overcome their problems. It is crucial in this treatment that every case be individually considered before a suitable path is adopted.
Particular characteristics of the addict such as their age, sex and culture should be considered. For instance, personal counseling by the therapist may work better than group counseling for some people, while for others, peer counseling might be the best method.
Lastly, patients can be encouraged to carry out the reformation on their own. This is particularly helpful in cases where the patient has been involved in Klonopin abuse for only a short period. It requires the patient to have an exceptionally strong will, even though the drug still has to be kept out of their reach.
These three treatments of Klonopin abuse are, however, not entirely independent of each other. The best treatment for Klonopin abuse is a combination of all three treatments.