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which has a greater risk of addiction-klonopin or ativan (lorazepam).one of the dr.s on the site mentioned one has a greater chance of addiction.did not say which?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Generally: ... The shorter the effect, the more addictive the compound is. Klonopin (clonazepam) has a longer effect than ativan.
Dr. Laura Wuarin
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) : Xanax (alprazolam) has highest risk of misuse and addiction. Ativan and Klonopin have similar risks.

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