Rivotril is a prescription benzodiazepine, or benzo. Its generic name is clonazepam. Like all benzos, this medication can be addictive in certain circumstances. Typically, addiction occurs as a result of Rivotril abuse. You can protect yourself from future harm by learning more about the signs of Rivotril addiction. The same knowledge also makes it easier to seek help as soon as possible for existing addiction symptoms.
Facts About Rivotril
Rivotril is better known in the U.S. as Klonopin. Both versions of the medication are classified as sedatives or tranquilizers. Doctors commonly prescribe Rivotril or Klonopin to people affected by anxiety-based disorders, like panic attacks. In addition, they’re useful if you have agoraphobia, which is also an anxiety disorder. Some doctors prescribe Rivotril or Klonopin to treat the symptoms of seizure disorders.
All benzos are classified in two ways. First, doctors categorize them as low- or high-potency. They also categorize them according to how long it takes your body to eliminate them. Some benzos have a short half-life and are eliminated in a relatively brief span of time. Others have a long half-life and take more time to eliminate. Rivotril is a high-potency medication with a long-half life.
Identifying Rivotril Abuse
Rivotril’s potency makes it a potential target of abuse or misuse. All forms of abuse/misuse make addiction more likely to occur. This means that identifying Rivotril abuse is important for all users of the medication. Any time you use Rivotril without a prescription, you commit an act of abuse/misuse. If you have a prescription, acts that fall under the same heading include:
- Treating Rivotril as a recreational drug
- Using more of the medication than your prescription allows
- Reducing the amount of time between prescribed doses
- Altering your medication so that it hits your system faster
You can also misuse Rivotril by obtaining multiple, overlapping prescriptions from different doctors. This practice is often referred to as doctor shopping.
How Common is Rivotril Abuse
Benzos are some of America’s most commonly prescribed medications. Unfortunately, they’re also common targets of misuse. Doctors prescribe benzos for women much more often than they do for men. This means that statistically speaking, women are more likely to get involved in Rivotril abuse. They also have higher statistical odds of becoming affected by addiction.
Signs of Rivotril Addiction
How can you tell if Rivotril abuse has transitioned into addiction? Doctors look for a range of potential signs or symptoms. Things that you may notice include:
- Increasing tolerance to Rivotril’s effects
- The appearance of withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking Rivotril
- Loss of control over the rate or amount of your Rivotril use
- Having a daily routine centered around Rivotril-related actions
- Not quitting Rivotril when you notice its harmful effects
- Sacrificing other enjoyable activities so you can take Rivotril
- Failing more than once to quit when you know you want to
It doesn’t take many signs of Rivotril addiction to be officially diagnosed. In fact, doctors make this diagnosis when as few as two symptoms are present. The more symptoms you have, the more severe your addiction is.
Learn More About the Symptoms of Rivotril Addiction at Women’s Recovery
Worried you’re addicted to Rivotril? Talk to the experts at Women’s Recovery. We understand how this medication can affect women. We also understand the treatment methods needed to help women recover from addiction.
Treatment at Women’s Recovery is not only gender-focused. In addition, we focus on your unique personal needs. This combined approach allows us to provide you with truly individualized care. Want more information on starting your recovery? Just call us today at 833.754.0554. We’re also available through our brief online form.