Can You Get High on Klonopin?
Klonopin is a popular prescription medication originally used as an antiepileptic drug to treat seizure disorders.
As the benzodiazepine has grown in popularity, its medical uses have expanded. In addition to seizure disorders, it’s now prescribed to those with panic disorders as well as those with anxiety. In fact, it’s become more popular as an anxiety medication than it has for its original prescribed use.
Yet according to Drugs.com, using Klonopin is not all fun and games. It carries with it a long list of potential side effects. Like all benzodiazepines, the drug also has a high risk for abuse and addiction that are highlighted by serious withdrawal symptoms.
Despite all that, many people use Klonopin recreationally without developing a habit. The key is to know what you’re doing. Here are the basics of safely achieving a Klonopin high.
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What is Klonopin and Why is it Prescribed?
DrugAbuse.com lists Klonopin’s main benefits as treating seizures, panic disorders, and anxiety.
The chief benefits of Klonopin are a relaxing and calming effect. You don’t feel like you’re in an altered state of mind, just very anxiety-free.
Klonopin has also proven successful to help alcoholics and other drug addicts during the detoxification process.
Klonopin is actually a brand-name for the generic drug clonazepam.
It’s a benzodiazepine most commonly prescribed in tablet form. Prescriptions are for a number of conditions, most commonly seizures, panic disorders, and anxiety.
Most of those taking it for seizures should take three 0.5 mg doses each day. Those with panic disorders should start off with two 0.25 mg doses each day moving up to one 1mg dose each day if needed.
Klonopin is also commonly used in addiction recovery. Severe alcoholics, in particular, might encounter the drug in detox and treatment where it’s used to help minimize alcohol withdrawals.
The Drug Enforcement Agency lists Klonopin as a Schedule IV Drug.
This classification means that Klonopin has a low risk of abuse and low potential for dependence and addiction.
Despite this classification, there’s been something of a Klonopin epidemic in the United States over the course of the past few decades.
In fact, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights considers Klonopin one of the most dangerous pills in America. The chief reason for this isn’t necessarily how addictive the drug is, but the severity of the withdrawal symptoms as well as the potential for a drug overdose.
Despite the risks of Klonopin, recreational use has skyrocketed. This is due in large part to just how easy the drug is to obtain.
An illegal black market for the drug has flourished thanks to the prevalence at which some doctors prescribe Klonopin for things as wide ranging as panic attacks to weight loss.
It’s also extremely easy to simply buy Klonopin online from a black market website and have it shipped directly to your home.
What Does Klonopin High Feel Like?
Most of those that have experimented with Klonopin, both on Reddit and Erowid, seem to agree that recreational use of Klonopin should not be taken lightly.
They agree that it’s important to take a small dose at first, refrain from mixing with other drugs or alcohol, and to never take them too frequently.
As far as the actual Klonopin high goes, one Reddit user describes it as:
“There is no euphoria to them at all, especially clonazepam which is considered the weakest to use for a buzz.”
Despite the lack of a euphoric high, another Reddit user describes the experience as:
“You’ll definitely get those relaxing, calm, couch-locked feelings.”
If you’re expecting a wild, in-your-face high, you may want to look elsewhere as one user describes:
“Anxiolytic benzos aren’t in-your-face-high at all and as s