Alcohol is the most commonly misused substance in America. In fact, 52% of people in America age 12 and over regularly consume alcohol.
While you may not consider alcohol as a drug, the effects of alcohol on the brain tell a different story. Alcohol changes the connections in the brain just like any other drug. And, just like any other drug, these changes can become permanent if left unchecked.
Klonopin, the brand name for the drug clonazepam, is a medication used to treat panic disorder, seizures, and akathisia. It causes a depressant effect, which can be very appealing to those who are at risk for addiction.
Although medical professionals prescribe Klonopin for a variety of reasons, it’s highly addictive.
Of the 2,200 Americans that die from alcohol poisoning annually, three in four are adults between the ages of 35 and 64. The majority, which is 76% are white men.
When a person has a problem with alcohol, the effects don’t always play out the way you see in the movies. In fact, there are plenty of people who have drinking problems, yet still function well in their careers and home lives.