Alprazolam, Xanax new pharmaceutical drug
Oddly enough, but spice and “salt” gradually go into the past, freeing up space for new psychoactive substances. On television, less and less come across reports about how people go crazy after Chinese drugs. Times are changing, and with them the drug market.
Among young drug users Smoking mixtures are not now listed, and “salt”, finding its niche among consumers, unfortunately, has become the norm for many. The hype grows around a new drug known to many as Xanax or, scientifically, Alprazolam.
Wikipedia says alprazolam or xanax is an anti — anxiety drug derived from benzodiazepine of medium duration, which is used to treat panic disorders, anxiety neuroses such as anxiety disorder or social phobia.
And I must say that with these goals it copes perfectly: those who drink this medicine on prescription for, for example, relief of severe anxiety or panic attacks, are satisfied. But is this substance safe in uncontrolled systematic use for the sake of euphoria?
It is worth noting that all the tranquilizers benzodiazepinovogo series have one of the most severe withdrawal symptoms, sometimes even surpassing opioids like heroin. This means that if long and constantly use the same xanax, you can get a very strong withdrawal or withdrawal syndrome.
For a long time acting on the psyche as a sedative, relaxing remedy, with the abolition of a number of extremely unpleasant symptoms, but most importantly — a person can no longer fully function without this substance, as before. Here is what they write about is users of benzodiazepines xanax type on international forums:
“I feel very anxious even after 5 weeks as I reduced the dosage plus I drink a lot. I still feel it even after a few weeks. Even when I was taking Dilaudid and tramadol every day for 5 weeks, enough to feel like messed up my breaking was much more soft and smooth.
After 4-5 months of using benzodiazepines, I felt so bad that I started hallucinating and feeling insane as if it was an endless trip.” Brain zaps from benzodiazepines are even worse than antidepressants, and a couple of times they even went into full seizures.
It was like I heard a loud “Bang” sound, then I saw a flash of light, and my body started to cramp. That was it! It’s like a light grenade went off in my head. Friggin ‘ scary!»
Fatal cases of overdose of xanax
Exclusively from the alprazolam it is difficult to get a lethal overdose, but the thing is that it is often mixed with other, more potent substances: for example, with opiates or alcohol. And this combination can be very dangerous.
The most sensational case in recent years: the death of rapper Gustav Ara, better known as Lil Peep. At the peak of his popularity, at the age of 22, he was very fond of drugs. One day, mixing strong synthetic opioid fentanyl with xanax, his breathing stopped, because alprazolam significantly enhances the inhibitory effect of other substances on the respiratory system: such as opiates or alcohol.
It is reported that Lil Peep had previously used drugs, was addicted to cocaine and alprazolama; the topic of drugs, he regularly mentioned in their texts and messages in social networks. In one post on Instagram, Gustav declared himself a” productive drug addict ” and called for the abandonment of drugs.