When I was in rehab for high doses of abuse of Xanax and Klonopin that is what they used. Is that what most rehabs use to get people off high doses of these drugs?
Is Phenobarbital used to detox people who are addicted or abused Xanax or Klonopin?
Question posted by Denee1982 on 18 Jan 2010
Last updated on 12 May 2018
People who have never been through it shouldn't give an opinion. I was slowly detoxed from 6mg daily of Klonopin and it was long and sucked. Then detoxed from outrageous doses of xanax and Valium using Klonopin. TOTALLY sucked and didn't work. I went right back to xanax when I got home. Took months to get through it and I had dreams about Xanax for 2 years. The next two times I was tapered off Klonopin Phenobarbital was used; it was painless and took only 5 weeks. 4 times a day for a week then 3 tmes for a week - 2 - 1. Completely clean with absolutely no problems during the detox. I kept going back because it was finally determined that my GABA was messed up and I needed to be on a high dose of Klonopin or Xanax XR for life. My point - Phenobarbital DOES work and should be used if you don't want to suffer
It was used before benzodiazepines for the same reasons but benzos are safer as far as overdose and interactions. Phenobarbital also has a half life of about 110 hours so the taper is not only safe but painless.
Is phenobarbital one the best ways to get off klonopin for good? does phenobarbital have bad side effects after getting off klonopin?
im not sure if a majority of rehabs use this but it makes perfect sense and should keep a person from having a seziure
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