Clonazepam is a drug in the benzodiazepine family used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, muscle spasticity, and seizures. Benzodiazepines work by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Because they produce a sense of calm and relaxation, people often use them for reasons other than why they are prescribed in order to get high. While clonazepam comes in tablet form, the pills can be snorted to achieve a more immediate and powerful high.
The trade name for clonazepam is Klonopin. It is legally distributed and prescribed by physicians under this name. Most street names for this drug are derived from the name Klonopin.
Why Do Street Names Exist?
Street names exist because people who make illegal transactions concerning the drugs prefer to refer to them inconspicuously. Knowing the street names for drugs can help a user’s loved ones determine whether he is using.
The most recognizable of the slang terms for clonazepam is KPin. Other terms used to refer to the drug include the following:
- Benzos – short for benzodiazepine, the class of drugs clonazepam (Klonopin) belongs to
- Tranks – short for tranquilizers
- Downers – a common name for central nervous system (CNS) depressants
- Super Valium – while Klonopin and Valium are not the same, Klonopin is referred to by this name to demonstrate the similar effects of the two drugs
- Pin – derived from Klonopin
What Are the Signs of Clonazepam Abuse?
Many people who abuse drugs are determined to hide the signs of their drugs abuse so that they will not be forced to quit. Even so, there are signs their family members and friends can look out for when attempting to determining whether or not clonazepam is involved.
Withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam addiction can include the following:
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Panic attacks
- Memory loss
- Rapid heartbeat
- Difficulty concentrating
- Weak academic or professional performance
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Irresponsibility with finances
- Use of slang terms such as those mentioned above
Treatment for Clonazepam Abuse and Addiction
The patient first undergoes a detox program, which involves physically removing the drug from the body. Weeks or months of rehab follow detox. This includes psychological treatment so that the underlying issues of clonazepam addiction can be thoroughly addressed by caring professionals.
The individual will be equipped with skills and resources to live a sober life after rehab.
Help for Clonazepam Addiction
If you or someone you know is addicted to clonazepam, call our toll-free helpline at 855-808-6212 to speak with an admissions coordinator about a professional treatment program that suits your individual needs. We are available 24 hours a day to help you find the treatment you deserve.