Early withdrawal usually lasts about 2-4 days and is likely to include “rebound” symptoms, such as anxiety and insomnia. Acute withdrawal usually peaks around two weeks after stopping clonazepam and may last anywhere from a week to a month, according to information published in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory . The bulk of the withdrawal side effects will likely occur during acute withdrawal. Protracted withdrawal may include a continuation of psychological symptoms and drug cravings that may appear without warning at any time for several months or even years after the cessation of Klonopin.
Not everyone will experience all three phases of withdrawal as addiction and withdrawal are unique to each individual. For instance, protracted withdrawal is considered fairly rare; however, it may be more likely to occur in someone taking clonazepam than someone taking a shorter-acting benzo such as alprazolam (Xanax). Protracted withdrawal may be able to be avoided or controlled with therapy and mental health treatment.