When you combine marijuana and Klonopin, you may feel at ease, which is why many users enjoy combining the two drugs. However, this feeling of relaxation and being carefree can lead to some bad choices and health risks. Know the dangers involved with combining Klonopin and marijuana so you can begin to takes step to avoid them.
Effects of Klonopin and Marijuana
Marijuana and Klonopin can be dangerous when used on their own. When combined their effects can cause even greater hazards. Marijuana is best known for causing delayed reactions and poor decision making. Klonopin has similar, stronger effects on mind and body. Use can result in drowsiness, slowed reactions and slowed breathing. It can also lead to overdose and death. The Centers for Disease Control reports that benzodiazepines like Klonopin are involved in nearly a third of all prescription drug overdose deaths.1
Physical Effects of Combining Klonopin and Marijuana
Combining marijuana with other drugs such as Klonopin puts you at risk for severe dangers that could be avoided otherwise. Both drugs depress the central nervous system (CNS). The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains: “CNS depressants should not be combined with any medication or substance that causes drowsiness, including prescription pain medicines, certain over-the-counter cold and allergy medications, or alcohol.
If combined, they can slow both the heart and respiration, which can lead to death.”2 When Klonopin and Marijuana’s effects combine, breathing rates and heart rate can become dangerously low. Overdose risk increases.
Marijuana and Klonopin Lower Inhibitions
Reduced Awareness from Klonopin and Marijuana Abuse
Marijuana and Klonopin affect how you interact with yourself and the world around you. They also affect how to world interacts with you. Marijuana and Klonopin lower your awareness. When using either and especially when using both, you have less control over your surroundings and environment.
This puts you at increased risk for date rape, becoming a victim of robbery or other crime or being arrested for being intoxicated in public. Users may experience blackouts and come back to consciousness hours later not knowing what has occurred while they were under the influence of a drug cocktail.
End the Dangers of Klonopin and Marijuana
You don’t have to put your mental and physical health at risk. If you abuse Klonopin and marijuana, you can stop. You can stop when you reach out for help with addiction to multiple drugs. Call Skywood for more information about your options for addiction treatment, insurance coverage and pursuing a healthy, drug-free life. We are always here, any time, to help you with your or a loved one’s addiction. Call 269-280-4673 now.
1 “Drug Overdose Death Data.” Centers for Disease Control. 19 Dec. 2017.
2 “Facts on CNS Depressants.” National Institute on Drug Abuse. Aug. 2011.