Anxiety disorders affect nearly a quarter of the American population every year.1 People with anxiety disorders are also two to three times more likely than the general population to experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives.2
Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in America today. Valium and Klonopin are two common types of benzodiazepines that are used for similar purposes medically. Both of these drugs are also frequently abused and can be highly addictive. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between Valium and Klonopin.
Klonopin, like many other benzodiazepines, can be a powerfully addictive drug, so quitting isn’t as easy as it sounds. Quitting cold turkey may sound like a great option, but in reality, it can be very dangerous. Fortunately, there are alternative options that are safe, effective, and more comfortable than the cold turkey method.
Withdrawal symptoms are one of the most common concerns among people who want to quit their drug of choice. Just the thought of detox being painful or uncomfortable can be enough to make many people forego sobriety and keep using drugs or alcohol to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
It all started with a single prescription. You felt overly anxious and depressed. Everything was difficult—sleeping, eating, and even just waking up in the morning was a chore. This went on for months before your doctor gave you a prescription. Suddenly everything changed. Life was enjoyable again. You were able to sleep and you felt […]
Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]