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I recently was prescribed klonopin and am currently addicted.

I have been off and on for months but for this past month I was quite irresponsible with it. I don’t currently know because I didn’t stick to the doctor recommended dosage and have taken a total 15 mg in a 25 day period. 3 pills here 4 pills there. Very irresponsible. I have done some research on tapering clonazapam and it seems like once you hit the lower doses, cutting back is more and more difficult. I have heard diazepam might make going down easier? I don’t know much about benzos.

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Hello Draman :hug: Welcome to Benzobuddies


We are happy to have you here with us.  You will get plenty of support here.  You are making a great decision in wanting off these drugs.  It doesn’t take long for dependency to set in even when using sporadically. 


It’s generally recommended to reduce a daily dose by between 5% and 10% every 10 - 14 days.  You could taper a little quicker/slower whatever feels comfortable.


I would  suggest you check out The Ashton Manual, It is a great resource for understanding the effect benzodiazepines have on our body.


I'll leave you a few links:


The Ashton Manual

Withdrawal Support

Planning Your Withdrawal (TaperPlans)


If you would like to add a signature (history of meds/doses etc) to help members give you relevant advice.  Go to the top of the page and select PROFILE then choose forum profile then insert drug history into the text box and remember to click change profile


Welcome aboard



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