is considered, as mentioned above, probably THE most strongest of the Benzodiazepines. It takes about a half hour or so to peak. It is widely used as a "stand alone" recreational drug
. Also, it is one of the longest acting benzos
(not as long as diazepam
), therefore, probably a bad choice for a "high" for the new.
I have notice a lot of posts about the un -initiated (to benzos) querying about using benzos in many forms and mixed with other CNS depressants
There are so many excellent and detailed articles on drugs
and others. Who can be requested to do one such exercise on Benzos? Benzo
mixed with other drugs is one of the (second?) leading causes of ER visitations. Lots of which have resulted in deaths especially in remote ER's not affiliated to large hospitals and those that do not have artificial life support infrastructure.
Since year 2002 Doctors in the USA have become increasingly miserly in prescribing Narcotic Pain killers. And cannabis
does not seem to satisfy as a stand alone system of safe recreation. More and more people are combining it with anything from, Narcs, Various forms of Amphetamines (of which the Levo-Amphetamine
is most deadly) to Benzos to baking soda and whatever else they can get.
Recently I saw a print of a memo being circulated in NDB(?) advising the use of Hydroxyzine
and similar non "recreation-able" drugs to replace benzos. The statistics in that says 7 out of 10 "patients" suffer addiction
or come back for refills. I am told that the worst, most painful detox/withdrawal
is associated with ALCOHOL
and the second worst (and longest) is attributed to Benzodiazepines. Compared to these two , Narcotic/even Heroin
withdrawal seems a lark
Funnily I used to be prescribed 3x0.5 mg Alprazolam
for over five years.I did not have much problems giving it up, prolly because I was also being prescribed high quantities of Narcotic painkillers and simple chance made me quit the benzo first (with hardly any problems at all) because, I guess the narcs are CNS depressants too and act as an anxiolytic. But THAT was an accident and like many many many sane people have noted here, Mixing Narcotics
/ Antiemetics like Phenergan and even Hydroxyzine may cause dangerous situations; a bad trip
, at best, death or wishing one's dead, at worst..