Klonopin (Clonazepam) Street Names

When Klonopin is illegally sold, it is most often referred to as K-pins or K-cuts. Other street names for Klonopin include tranks, super Valium, and downers.

Klonopin and clonazepam are called K-Pins, K-Cuts, super Valium, tranks, and other street names in Ohio. Street forms of Klonopin can be abused to get high.

Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders when taken as directed. However, Klonopin and its generic form, clonazepam, are Schedule IV controlled substances with a moderate potential for drug abuse.

In 2021, there were 13.8 benzodiazepines dispensed per capita in Ohio. This number may not include benzodiazepines that were bought or transported into the state illegally. Benzodiazepines are widely available for illicit drug use in Ohio, which can be dangerous to your health.

Common Street Names For Klonopin

Common street names for Klonopin used by Ohio drug dealers and buyers may include:

  • K-Pins
  • K-Cuts
  • super Valium
  • tranks
  • benzos
  • downers
  • nerve pills

Some names, such as K-Pins and Super Valium, may refer to clonazepam specifically. Others, such as benzos and downers, may refer to benzodiazepines as a whole.

Risks Of Street Klonopin Abuse

Street Klonopin can cause intense sedation, drowsiness, euphoria, clouded thinking, and other side effects when it is abused.

Taking Klonopin bought off the street is a form of drug abuse. If you or a loved one abuse street Klonopin, your health risk may increase, as your doses may not be regulated by a doctor.

Street forms of Klonopin may also contain other drugs, such as opioids like fentanyl, stimulants, or other benzodiazepines. You may expose yourself to the side effects of these drugs when you take street Klonopin.

Drug Overdose & Fentanyl-Laced Pills

A Klonopin overdose can occur when taking high doses of clonazepam at once. Overdosing on benzodiazepines can cause trouble breathing, loss of consciousness, severe impairment, and even death.

Klonopin is commonly abused with opioid drugs such as fentanyl, to increase the sedative effects and euphoria. Opioids and benzodiazepines create dangerous drug interactions in your body, greatly increasing your risk of an overdose.

In 2020, fentanyl was involved in over 80 percent of Ohio overdose deaths, while benzodiazepines were involved in less than 10 percent of overdose deaths. 

Fentanyl test strips offered by Ohio harm reduction centers can help you identify dangerous amounts of fentanyl in a dose of street Klonopin.

Drug Addiction

Long-term use of street Klonopin can lead to a drug addiction, also known as a substance use disorder or SUD. An SUD is a mental health condition where you cannot stop taking Klonopin, and can also include withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit.

Get Treatment In Ohio Today

Brand name and generic benzodiazepines such as clonazepam, alprazolam, and lorazepam are widely dispensed throughout Ohio. If you or someone you know is struggling with benzodiazepine abuse in Ohio, an addiction treatment center can help.

Our inpatient prescription drug addiction treatment options, such as benzodiazepine detox plans, management of withdrawal symptoms, and mental health support, are designed specifically for you, your family member, or your loved one.

To learn how we can help, please contact us today.

  1. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Benzodiazepenes-2020_1.pdf
  2. Ohio Department of Health https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/95a9d007-3641-40b1-af1c-e0617ecf924c/Ohio+Monthly+Overdose+Report_Preliminary+Data_April2022.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_K9I401S01H7F40QBNJU3SO1F56-95a9d007-3641-40b1-af1c-e0617ecf924c-o3jugKP
  3. The State of Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Clonazepam

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: August 18, 2023

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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