Alprazolam is a common benzodiazepine in medical settings that is also taken for recreational purposes. It's normally used for anxiety and panic disorder, though it has antidepressant properties.
The drug's recreational effects include anxiolysis, disinhibition, and euphoria.
It was the top benzodiazepine in the US within a few years of its introduction. The substance has remained one of the most common psychoactive medicines.
Overview Page (Including References): http://thedrugclassroom.com/video/alprazolam/
Reddit discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDrugClassroom/comments/5eh1oi/alprazolam_xanax/
Alprazolam = Xanax; Trankimazin; Tafil; Niravam
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I know when I had anxiety from the baby blues I was prescribed Lithium because they mislabeled it bipolar, but the Lithium was quite effective and had few bad side effects if any. People are saying Charlotte's Web Pot Oil gets people off drugs, does that apply to benzos too, or is that only for hard drugs? I understand it restores the brain nerves, and vaccines destroys the brain nerves, so I can understand why so many people have emotional issues. But what other reasons does it work?
Fuck I was on ssri setrelin 250 mg for PTSD and it doesn't do shit I think I got worse believe it or not! I told my doctor I wanted to try this but she said NO! Well I said then booze it is if I kill myself and others it's on you!
I started taking the .25 g white ones years and years ago to handle my serious anxiety from giving up drinking cold turkey. I had no idea about the risk of giving up drinking cold turkey, but the cold sweats, palpitations, etc drove me to see dr. he recommeded taking .25 three times a day. worked like a charm. it wasnt until much later i realized or heard rather how addictive they are so I always only take them when i quit drinking or am not drinking and get insomniac. I try not to take more than .5 twice a day at the most these days when like now I have quit again. It works for me I think because Im quite afraid of getting hooked on them.
The first time I popped xans I overdid it so much... The only thing I remember is that we had a party at my house and 3 of us ate like 50 xans in those 3 days, and one motherfucker peed on my fucking couch
It helps me and i do not abuse it. Many people do and it makes it hard for people who really need it like me. Abd i dont abuse it. Please. Everyone who takes it fir getting high. Please stop and get help.
my doctor recently prescribed to me 0.5 I don’t take them alot only once in a while. but recently I started taking 2 of them which knocks me out to go to sleep quick should I really be worried about this medicine???
I don't understand this drug. It must have a different effect on me. I took 4mg my first time and was disappointed. I just feel like im zoning out and staring hella hard and i get very sleepy. I don't feel any euphoria from this drug, and it's a completely boring effect in my opinion, and there's no chance of me forming a habit, let alone actually take it again. I didn't black out or forget everything, my memory was fine.
I'm personally a fan of stims and opiates, especially in combination. Mind Blowingly powerful and reliable euphoria and mood lift. I know that's dangerous but so are xans.
I take .05 alprazolam. It was prescribed 3 times a day sometimes 1 only need 1 plus at night I take hydroxyzine 50 hcl. I have been using them since March 16th of this year. And I want to stop taking them. Any good advice. The doctor told me I had a chemical imbalance but I believe it was a combination of my ferretin being a 5 and going through premenopaus that was causing me to have mood swings like crying every day , feeling scared, insomnia, panic attacks , depression and anxiety. I couldn't eat after not seeking help for 3 weeks I went to the hospital and the doctor gave me hydroxyzine 50hcl and I calmed down and was able to eat and taste the food.
I don't get how xanax is used to treat depression too?
I know it's used mainly for anxiety but people say it's used to treat depression too.
The thing is xanax basically is a depressant and side effects is depression ... so I don't see how that makes sense?
ANOTHER POINT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE, EVEN AT 16 YRS. OLD, TAKING 8 MGS OF BRAND NAME XANAX A DAY, AND THEY WERE THE BARS, I NEVER BLACKED OUT, STUMBLED AROUND OR SLURRED MY SPEECH. WHEN A PERSON HONESTLY NEEDS A CERTAIN MEDICATION, THEN IT WORKS FOR THEM, THAT'S THE FIRST CLUE TO WHO SHOULDN'T BE TAKING THEM (WHEN THAT EXHIBIT SIGNS OF BEING OUTTA CONTROL) ALL THEY DID FOR ME WAS WORK. IVE ALWAYS NEEDED THEM IN MY SYSTEM, BUT ONCE TAKEN I FELT ABSOFUCKINLUTELY NO DIFFERENT, ONLY IF THEY WERENT IN MY SYSTEM. YOU COULD NEVER TELL ANY DIFFERENCE IN ME, WITH ALL MY MEDS IN MY SYSTEM- I COULD JUST GET OUTTA BED N FUNCTION TO SOME DEGREE.
I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED BENZODIAZEPINES FOR APPROX. 37 YRS. , I WAS PRESCRIBED 8MGS. OF BRAND NAME XANAX WHEN I WAS 16 YRS. OLD FOR 2 ESSENTIAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS, SEVERE CHEST PAINS (ANGINA) TO KEEP MY HEART CALMER, & FOR SEVERE ANXIETY/PANIC ATTACKS. I ALSO HAD SEVERE P.T.S.D- OVER THE YRS. I HAD DEVELOPED SEVERAL MEDICAL ILLNESSES, A FEW INCURABLE. SO IVE BEEN ON AS MANY AS 3 DIFFERENT BENZO'S AT A TIME, THIS HAS CONTINUED FOR OVER 37 YRS. IAM RECENTLY ON ONLY 2 MGS PER DAY OF 1 GENERIC BENZO. SEVERAL YRS. AGO I WENT TO MY DRS REQUESTING TO TRY N GET OFF OF THE BENZO'S COMPLETELY, I TRIED EVERYTHING FOR 11/2 YRS. AND COULD NOT GET OFF OF THEM. I NEVER ABUSED THEM & DO ABSOFUCKINLUTELY NEED THEM, BUT NOW I CANNOT GET ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN MY NEEDS. WITHOUT THEM TWICE I WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST. WHAT IS A PERSON TO DO??, I KNOW A JUNKIE (HEROIN. N CRACK) WHO GETS OVER 400 METHADONE PILLS PRESCRIBED. PLUS CLOSE TO 300 OF 1 BENZO & THE SAME OF A SECOND BENZO EACH N EVERY MONTH... THIS PERSONS DR. IS ONLY 8 MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THESE JUNKIES GET ALL OF THESE MEDS (N I KNOW QUITE A FEW) ANSOMEONE. LIKE MYSELF WHO IS IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN 24 HRS. EVERYDAY CANNOT GET PAIN MEDS, BENZO'S ETC. ??? I GAVE NO CRIMINAL RECORD, NEVER HAVE ABUSED MY MEDS, HAVE NEVER GOTTEN HIGH OFF OF ANY OF THE NARCOTICS IVE TAKEN SINCE I WAS 25 YRS OLD- BECAUSE MY PAIN THRESHOLD IS HIGHER THAN ANY MEDICATION. AND IVE BEEN EVALUATED THROUGHOUT THESE YRS. TO SEE IF I WAS ADDICTED, AND THE RESULTS WERE ALWAYS NO.... I JUST DONT GET IT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THIS FEB. THAT JUST PASSED, I WAS TAKEN OFF OF ALL MY MEDS IN 8 DAYS, BECAUSE. " IAM NOT AN ADDICT" . EVER HEARD OF THAT ONE??? MY DR. OF OVER 20 YRS. HAD LEFT, AND WITH NO CHOICE. I GOT AN IGNORANT, NARCISSISTIC, P.A WHO DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MEDICATION OR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS N SHE DOESN'T KNOW ME NOR HAD SHE READ ANY OF MY RECORDS- N JUST THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE COOL TO STOP ALL MY MEDS. SHE WAS PISSED BECAUSE I DID ANOTHER EVALUATION. & I WASN'T AN ADDICT. WHEN UR TERMINALLY ILL N HAVE BEEN FOR OVER 30 YRS. N A POWER HUNGRY NOBODY COMES INTO UR ALREADY HORRIFIC LIFE N DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS.... IT SHOWS JUST HOW UNSTABLE AND UNPREDICTABLE LIFE IS AND ITS SCARY AS FUCK. UNFORTUNATELY PLP. LIKE MYSELF ARE KILLING THEMSELVES AT AN ALARMING RATE ALL OVER THE U.S.... WHY DON'T ANY OF US BECOME HEROIN ADDICTS?? SEEING HOW EVERY JUNKIE SAYS " I STARTED WITH PRESCRIPTION PILLS- THEN WHEN I COULDN'T GET EM ANYMORE., I WENT TO HEROIN " ??? OUTTA DO A STUDY ON THAT. NOBODY CARES ABOUT US WHO NEED THE MEDS. TRUMP TRASHED THIS COUNTRY N HES NOT DONE. ITS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO BE AMERICAN. AND IAM NATIVE AMERICAN.- EVEN MORE DISGUSTED. THANX FOR LETTING ME TELL PART OF MY STORY. AHO & PEACE.
I have a huge sleeping problems and I also have anxiety I I can go days on end without sleeping do I feel tired yes I feel extremely tired but my brain won't cut off so I can't sleep a lot I've taken melatonin and I've taken everything that you would want to take over the counter for sleep none of that worked.
Well I took one of those green oval fuckers yesterday oh my gosh , my ass was out,
I didn't even have time to undo my pants and take off my belt on the way to the bed , I slept like a damn baby , I think I should probably get this pre scribed , that shit works , I even tried pot , but to the point where it didn't make me high anymore .
It just didn't work, I have issues major issues with sleeping so I'm gonna get me some more of this shit
WONDERFUL INFO. RIGHT TO THE POINT! NOW I NEED TO FIND A DOCTOR WHO WILL REALIZE THAT I AM A DEFINITE CASE FOR THE MAXIMUM DOSE, AS MY PANIC DISORDER, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND FEAR OF DEATH ARE INTENSE. IT WORKS WONDERS FOR ME AND I EXPERIENCE LITTLE TO NO SIDE EFFECTS. I'VE BEEN ON IT FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS. MY CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST ALLOWS ME ONLY 3 .5s per day, which for me is practically nothing. SHE ALSO THINKS THE SYMPTOMS I TAKE XANAX FOR ARE CAUSED BY THE DRUG ITSELF, and IS CONSTANTLY THREATENING TO TAKE ME OFF THE DRUG! EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TUTORIAL~EricScottBloom
To me less is more.But if you never took Xanax don't take a whole 2 mg bar you only need one square or half a bar 1 mg for your first time.And please don't drink alcohol with this drug because you may wake up in jail because of a blackout and you just might kill or badly injured a innocent person.Its not worth it.one bad choice can land you in prison for years,and hurt your family and the family
I felt .25 the first time when i tried it an i even was on coke... the second time i took it to knock me out after a stim binge so i took 1mg and i felt it heavily i just stared at the fridge for a couple of minutes and i fell over a bag on my way to bed
Don’t take Xanax recreationaly , it makes you feel shitty, also you may not feel like you’re super fucked up but to other people around it obvious that you’re on something. Also like stated in the video it causes memory loss, and like I said it doesn’t really make you feel too different, consequently you may end up taking more and more. Just smoke weed or drink alcohol much better
The big pharma push for ssris to replace benzodiazepines for anxiety is wrong. Serotonin focused drugs do nothing for anxiety, and the myth that they do is simply because where benzodiazepines work, ssris are not only the wrong chemical for axiolisis, they cause more anxiety because they don't even help the depression they were designed for, must have a blood level kept, and long term use has proven that ssris cause far more and far worse side effects and issues than they're worth. They're also being pushed because they're far more expensive than true anxiolotics, and benzodiazepine medications should be the first line treatment for anxiety disorders!
Alprazolam (Xanax) is the only medication that helps my anxiety/panic disorder it also helps with my depression and insomnia klonopin doesn't Valium does but not enough cuz it's not a TZBD but I'm so thankful for this drug it's been a life changer but I get 90 1mg and about to have to jump up to 2mg bars cuz I've been on the 1mgs for years but people who abuse them u make it hard for people like me sometimes to get what they're actually needing just like in opiates but LOVE THIS CHANELL
I take .5 once a month or so, when I have to keep myself together for the good of the family and responsibilities. Be aware that there can be anger or rage as a side effect the next few days. I've seen it, and experienced it. Almost like a big emotional rebound. Kink a garden hose of emotion with it, then let the kink out and your feelings may come out faster and more severely.
Xanax is great but when you don’t take it for even a day you get dope sick so you always need to know how much you have it saved me from ending my life anti depressants never worked nor anti psychotics which I don’t know why my doctor gave me that for panic disorder it’s great but like every other drug be responsible and don’t use it to get high it will end horrid possibly in death 💀
I Gave up on quitting this drug for fear of seizures. When I tried to quit I had spasms throughout my body and flashing lights. Not to mention it is absolutely the best drug for generalized anxiety disorder which I have. And it helps with hppd which I also have. So yeah looks like I'm a slave to this drug forever.
This used to be so easy to get, real ones too, by the hundreds, 6 years later All you find is fake, pressed ones and they’re expensive. These need to be regulated, I used to take 9 a day for a year, I was in detox for 2 weeks, having seizures and schizophrenic tendencies from withdrawal. I wanted to hurt myself and I was shaking rapidly for weeks. The shaking in my hands didn’t stop until 4 years later. Beware!!!
People actually take this garbage? Big pharma makes %12,000 profit margins on evil trash man-made chemical's they spew out and get customers for life. Herb tea, organic food and cannabis seem like a much better option than becoming a big pharma pill popping slave... and you will be happy!
This medication is not garbage... i mean u can bash all you want *anyone* will and can LOL.... Though, this med as used *when needed* is perfect... The person, must always keep it as needed and low dose if possible / use benzo's correct... Taper when needed RNR ... Tho, a lot are either stupid / uninformed / abuse/ addicts.. ext... so LOTS of diff aspects of people...
I am a Alprax dependant patient since 20 years it was used for some panic disorder as I have long standing hypothyroidism and now I find difficulty on withdrawal of this drug if you could please help me
Soz. I see the irony.
I mean I'd like to see the interactions between the effects of the drugs the most common cocktails explained in here too.
What I "need to know" is the theory behind what effects of Xanax are exacerbated by - say: alcohol - and what effects are diminished.
(BTW I like what you're doing)
Except the video doesn't say that. Rather, it says "most of the deaths or near fatal cases involve alprazolam being used with other depressants." Later it elaborates, "it's risky to use the drug with other depressants like alcohol, opioids, and other benzodiazepines."
I've been on xanax for 15yrs till last November. I was on 2mg 3 x day. I was physically addicted as well as it kept my BP down. I am also on Amitryptalin (Endep) which has now been doubled & in my experience is the best Medication ever made, it's uses are endless, i suggest anyone who has anxiety, pain, insomnia, depression, to try to go on this instead. It's so much better than xanax any day. I planned it all so that i could do it at home where my cats are & set up a list of diversions to keep my mind occupied. I had every single symptom & then some. I'm now into my 6th month. I have also been put onto Ativan which has virtually no side effects & is perfect for anxiety/panic attacks. It will take me another 18 mths before withdrawals are all gone from the xanax, there is no way i ever want to be hooked on it ever again. Plus i doubled in size. which i have lost. It's been like an acid trip lasting 6 mths on the withdrawal ride, but i can see the light now. I hope you all help each other to get off it.
I stopped Xanax recreationally for good after I realized almost every time I did it and was out and about, I’d commit crimes and do other dumb shit.
I once blacked out and came to with 20 9mm bullets in my pocket. I stole them from Bass Pro. Another time, I woke up to the police at my door asking me about a robbery. Apparently, I took 4mg of Xanax in hulks and drank a bottle of wine (I was with people prior) and I went into someone’s house and robbed it. I’m on probation for that now, but it’ll be expunged from my record because I was a minor.
Never doing this evil shit again.
THE drug is not evil, only the person that's using it can make it like that... HEH>.. You, where stupid got what you deserve IMO ... As, used (per needed) for people that have GAD/Panic it works good. Tho, most don't abuse and then bash benzos *cause* it made there life hell... TBH the user is at fault
Been on this for twenty years. I use mainly at night to sleep. I rarely use during day except when I have panic attack’s. Howe er I can’t get off it because I have severe panic and won’t sleep for days. I never misuse. I do notice memory problems after all these years of use. I have to stay on it to sleep
I was using xans for recreation heavily for about two weeks. Please do not turn to Xanax for recreation, by the grace of God I didn't ruin my life or anyone else's. I would take two or three, wash them down with liquor, all whilst smoking a blunt. I would black out and totally forget the night before, there's even times when I DROVE EXTENSIVE distances and woke up, not knowing where I was. Me and my friend also got into a wreck driving 120 mph while on Xanax. These drugs will cause memory impairment, and even impair judgement. Please be safe.
Xanax is good for what it's prescribe for. If your on it for a long time and your forced to come off them cold turkey its a beast can't sleep even though your body is tired if you do sleep I had crazy horrible nightmares. I would recommend winging yourself off.
SugarBooty Absolutely not especially while taking them with opiates or alcohol it can be a lethal cocktail. Alot of States the Doctors are getting strict if your prescribe opiates they don't like to give you benzodiazepine or vice versus.
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I used to be addicted for ten years. I took 3 bars(6mg) all at one sitting always with beer. It’s a terrible place to be! I’ve been clean since 2010. If you’re where I used to be, please allow me to help. By a miracle I stumbled across Dr. Heather Ashton on the internet. She had an outpatient addiction clinic in new castle England for many years, her success rate was in the 90% range. Google the Ashton manual by Dr Heater Ashton and print it! Then read it, then read it again! Then follow it! It is not as hard as you might expect, in fact I found it to be an incredible journey. Thank God I’m free from Xanax and thank God for Dr. Heater Ashton!
Once in high school I snorted some if these with this girl and some friends , then snapped out a month later to find out she had been living with me the whole time😐. Complete black out, Some stuff comes back to me tho lol
Benzos are not medicine and it is ignorant to think otherwise. I used to believe that benzos were medicine until I felt the brain damage first hand. Show your friend this post:
The DEA is going to force all doctors to stop writing scripts for benzos. The DEA is doing this because benzos cause Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, dementia and seizures. Save yourself some misery by tapering slowly and quietly before the doctor yanks the script. The path to recovery begins only after understanding that these pills are not medicine.
Glutamate and GABA are the brain’s major “workhorse” neurotransmitters. GABA is the inhibitory neurotransmitter. Glutamate is the excitatory neurotransmitter. Both neurotransmitters work together to control many processes, including the brain’s overall level of excitation.
Benzodiazepines and alcohol effect GABA by unnaturally boosting its intake and keeping it elevated which makes us feel calm. To compensate for the now elevated levels of GABA being absorbed, the body takes in more Glutamate. The body automatically fights to stay at homeostasis. This means that any attempt to unnaturally increase GABA will backfire!
Benzodiazepine dependency starts in as little as five days. You will begin to experience inter-dose withdrawal symptoms such as worsening anxiety, panic attacks, anger, rage, insomnia, phobias, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, memory issues, etc. This is because the drug down regulates your GABA receptors. Your doctor will try to tell you it’s your original anxiety getting worse.
As your health deteriorates your doctor will likely become hostile and try to poison you with other dangerous drugs such as Gabapentin, Lyrica and Seroquel. Play nice with the doctor, get the benzo and taper yourself quietly. Remember, your doctor attended a university that is owned by Big Pharma and is programmed to push drugs.
Unfortunately, your Glutamate receptors are now Up-Regulated (taking in more Glutamate than normal) and these Glutamate receptors must adjust back down (Down-Regulate) for your body and mind to once again perform normally. The imbalance of high glutamate and low GABA is what causes horrific symptoms. Only time and patience can heal GABA receptors. Slowly tapering is the most bearable method to rid yourself of benzodiazepines and restore your health.
If you require more and more of the drug to experience a therapeutic effect, you are already in tolerance. If you feel terrible between doses, you are experiencing inter-dose withdrawal. Slowly tapering off is the best option.
Read the Ashton Manual for more information and safe tapering instructions. DO NOT drink alcohol during your taper and stay away from it for two full years following your last dose. Stay away from calming teas, Valerian root and other GABA antagonists/agonists. Let the brain heal naturally. The brain needs time to heal itself. When it comes to anxiety, doctors do more harm than good. Psychiatry offers no cures. The path to recovery begins only after understanding that these pills are not medicine.
Tips to combat anxiety, depression, insomnia and drug withdrawal:
1. Drink lemon water every morning
2. Get morning sunlight
3. Maintain proper sleep hygiene
4. Eat dark green vegetables
5. Practice belly breathing in and out through nose
6. Walk barefoot outside on the grass (This is called grounding)
7. Avoid stimulants and MSG
Here are some links that can help:
Withdrawal symptom link:
Benzo crackdown link:
Things to avoid:
Broccoli sprouts can reduce glutamate and inflammation:
Type “surviving antidepressants” into your web browser.
Type “benzo withdrawal” into your web browser.
Although I find your first comment extremely ignorant, it's really nice to see you not harping on the dude for getting the medication he probably needs. I am someone who has tried quite a bit of substances, and I'll be damned if benzos aren't the worst in terms of addiction. My friend just got prescribed this, and I keep beating it into his brain that he better not take it more than twice a week lol
I am being tapered off this for months, I went from 2mg a night for sleep to 1mg for three months and now .5mg, after that will be the .25mg for two month and then I am done. I am experiencing some withdrawal symptoms, namely insomnia and anxiety and I am scared of what will happen when I am completely off them. They tell me that because I am tapering that I shouldn't experience withdrawals but I don't know.
That's utter bullshit that you don't experience withdrawal and doctors like the one your talking about are the people responsible for the opioid epidemic. A person can become addicted to something after just 3 days. 85% of heroin users were prescribed pain killers by doctors. When the were tapered off completely they turned to heroin.
I took a xanax in 2007 at age 16....then next thing I knew it was 2015, my relationships were ruined, my friends turned on me, and I was the best rapper in my city. You'll have no fear but you WILL ruin your life.
For some reason Xanax never worked for me..not sure why it never worked...
Valium 10 mg always worked for me again everyone is so different...I have a family member who told me that Xanax only works for her...but Valium only works for me...
I took xanax only once in my life. I needed a quick anxiety relief due to an important exam. I didn't sleep good and was alway very nervous. In fact it helped me very good. But what was a bit confusing was that i couldn't tell what was dream and what reality. My dreams that night were so realistic it was pretty confusing to me. Never had that before.
All in all it was a great choice to do xanax this time but i would never take it again except for a situation like i had that time wich will not appear in the next few years.
I don´t get it i took like 8mg of this shit for my first time drank some rum nd still all i got out of it was it felt like i was walking the waves on a ship but other than being disoriented nothing. How much of this shit am i meant to take?
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