Benzodiazepines: Use and Taper. CPSA | March 1. Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are one of the largest and most widely prescribed psychotropic compounds. As of July , the use of prescription sedatives among the Canadian general population was about 10%.1 In Alberta, in alone, there were over , Missing: reinforcement. The daily reinforcement and 72 hr half life of clonazepam will make immediate cessation very difficult, but probably still doable. Gently taper off, by doing a half less every week, and take only a half or quarter for two weeks before you stop. Stick to a schedule and never redose on a whim. permalink; embed. This behavior is slowly reinforced as they keep raising the dose each time Klonopin isn't working as well as they would like. Thus, while people may start . The standard tapering schedule is to reduce the dose by large-3 medium-6 small columns for every two weeks of the intended detox period. For example, someone.