I have been on Effexor for a little over eight years, and Klonopin for around four years. Little did I know that both are highly addictive, but that Klonopin was never intended to be used long-term. I could CHOKE the doctor that put me on it. I "DESPERATELY" want to get off of it. I AM seeing a new doctor and he has informed me that I will "probably" have to be on an anti-depressant for the rest of my life due to the "genes" on my dad's side of the family. (GREAT), but I don't want to remain on the Klonopin. I DON'T feel ANY better now than I did eight years ago and the Klonopin makes a complete ZOMBIE out of me. What is the best way and most effective way to get off of this med? HELPPPPPPPP!