Clobazam, also known as the brand name Onfi, is a prescription benzodiazepine prescribed to treat epilepsy in the United States. In other countries, it is also prescribed to treat anxiety for short-term use and treat conduction like insomnia. In some cases, it has also been used to treat symptoms of psychotic disorders such as agitation.
Can Clobazam Get You High?
Clobazam is a central nervous system depressant and is a long-acting tranquilizer medication. It works on your central nervous system in a specific way by acting on the GABA receptors. Clobazam is not a commonly prescribed benzo like Klonopin or Xanax, but it shares many of the same effects. Every benzo has tranquilizer, hypnotic, ant seizure, anti-anxiety, and relaxing muscle qualities, but depending on their strength, they are prescribed for different things.
More About Clobazam and Feeling High
While Clobazam is closer to the bottom of the list of benzodiazepines when it comes to its strength, just like any other benzodiazepine medication, it too can get you high. It can be used recreationally for this sole purpose. It also does not really take that much clobazam to cause a high. A clobazam high will make you feel very sedated with an overall relaxed feeling in the body. It can even cause feelings of euphoria. Once someone uses clobazam to get high, they will continue to chase it because the feelings it produces are very sought after. Since it can get you high, there is a high potential for dependence and addiction, especially when used recreationally. Addiction can also occur when you have prescribed the drug for medical purposes.
Side Effects of Clobazam Abuse
There are several short-term and long-term side effects when you use clobazam to get high. These effects are generally what will be experienced when clobazam is being used to get high. The short term side effects include:
- A decrease in your muscular coordination and the inability to perform tasks.
- Impairment of brain functions like memory and learning skills
- Increases anxiety and aggression
- Intense sedation
The long term effect includes things like:
- Cognitive decline including the inability to recall memories or retain new ones and difficulty learning and retaining new things.
- Problems with performing routine tasks
- Poor mental health overall including anxiety, depression, as instability
- A weakened immune system
- Physical and mental dependence on the drug.
Clobazam Abuse and Addiction Recovery at Evoke Wellness at Cohasset
People who use benzodiazepines like clobazam to get high are much more likely to use this drug in higher amounts. When this drug is misused, and for a long period, you will develop a dependence on it. This happens when your body becomes adjusted to having the drug in your system. If you suddenly stop taking the drug or don’t take a large enough dose, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can include nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, delirium, and even seizures that can be life-threatening. Clobazam addiction is something that can turn your life upside down and even cause you to turn to stronger drugs to chase the high you felt in the beginning. However, just because it isn’t one of the strongest benzodiazepines does not mean it can’t ruin your life. If you or someone you love struggle with a clobazam addiction, it is important to get help for this as soon as possible. The longer active addiction goes on, the harder it is to get out of. If you want more information or need help getting sober, we can help you do that. We offer many treatment options to meet your specific needs. So don’t hesitate to call us today.