Currently, there are a large number of drugs that have a stimulating effect on the human psyche and in the case of improper use, causes drug intoxication and with regular use – strong dependence. Such drugs include Xanax or Alprazolam. Xanax is very popular because it helps to relieve anxiety as well as eliminate panic attacks. We should not forget that not all pills have a curative effect. Uncontrolled, and even more so without special indications, taking potent drugs that have an impact on the psyche can bring damage to health. Xanax belongs to a group of so-called pharmacy drugs.
What is Xanax
Anxiety, social phobia, various fears can easily become haunt modern man, whose psyche is subjected to constant stress in the conditions of multiple streams of information. In this situation, Xanax will come to the rescue because it is one of the forms of benzodiazepines, a common property of which is the ability to slow down the excitation of the nervous system. Being a psychoactive substance, it begins to act quickly, having a sedative effect on the body. The drug requires careful use, as it can be dangerous when combined with similar drugs.
The drug has a very high potential of action: 1 mg is equivalent to 1 g of Valium. The drug has an anxiolytic effect (elimination of anxiety) and a muscle relaxant (reduction of muscle tension). The drug activates receptors that are involved in the perception of sedatives, helps to slow down nerve impulses through the liberalization of gamma-aminobutyric acid, reduces anxiety. The drug is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, reaching a maximum concentration in the blood after an hour and a half.
Despite the fact that in some cases, Xanax is a very effective drug that allows you to bring your psyche to a normal state, it has many side effects. And if the medicine is brought from abroad and the instruction on its application is written in a foreign language, then there is a danger of incorrect dosage.
First, it causes drowsiness and slows down the reaction. It is very dangerous to use Xanax if you need to drive a car yourself or work at height. So the drug can become a cause of disorientation in space and violation of coordination movements.
Secondly, this tranquilizer can cause euphoria, loss of sense of danger, and as a consequence, inadequate perception of reality.
Third, drug overdose manifests itself in the form of hallucinations, the emergence of feelings of fear, outbursts of aggression, and suicidal desires.
But, the side effects of Xanax have a negative impact not only on the human psyche but also on his physical condition. These include:
1.Deterioration of the liver.
2. Disorder of the intestine.
3. Abundant saliva.
Xanax as a drug
Most tranquilizers are used by addicts to immerse themselves in a state of euphoria and an illusory world. Xanax is no exception. Its use without a doctor’s recommendation and in strict accordance with the prescribed dosage leads to severe physical and mental dependence. For the development of dependence, 3 months is enough. And then it will be impossible to refuse the use of the drug on your own. Even in cases where a person uses Xanax to treat a disease, and there is an addiction, and you cannot abruptly stop using the drug. This can trigger severe depression and acute psychosis.
Xanax and alcohol
Xanax and its analogs cannot be mixed with alcohol. Their interaction leads to hallucinations, depression of consciousness, and even a drug coma. Only a doctor can help to cope with dependence on drugs and protect the patient’s body from side effects