How Clonazepam Use Can Affect Emotional Health

Clonazepam is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to treat the symptoms of epilepsy and panic disorders. Clonazepam works by affecting chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.1 Prolonged use of clonazepam can lead to addiction, especially when used in larger amounts than prescribed by a physician or in combination […]

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers?

On This Page: CNS Depression Risks of Mixing Addiction to Multiple Drugs Free Addiction Hotline Uppers and downers are slang terms that refer to how a particular substance affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) refers to uppers and downers as stimulants and depressants respectively, and DEA fact sheets list the […]

Clonazepam’s Role in Treating Bipolar Disorder

On This Page: Treating Mania & Depression Use of Benzodiazepine Drugs Integrated Treatment Bipolar illness is a chronic condition with a wide range of possible symptoms. The National Alliance on Mental Illness notes that in addition to the alternating periods of elevated and depressed moods which primarily characterize the disorder, possible symptoms include anxiety, irritability […]