Clonidine is a medication that is primarily used to treat high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can also be used to help manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal and other conditions.
While clonidine is not considered to be highly addictive, it is possible to abuse it. In fact, some people misuse clonidine as a sedative or to enhance the effects of other drugs. Misusing clonidine can lead to a variety of harmful side effects and can even be fatal in some cases.
It is important to always take medications as directed by a healthcare provider and to never exceed recommended doses. If you are concerned about your use of clonidine or any other medication, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider or a mental health professional.