Problems with a Xanax High

Problems with a Xanax HighXanax can be an effective form of short-term treatment for anxiety or panic disorders, however if used inappropriately it can pose serious dangers and cause problems for an individual. When taken in excess and often even when taken as prescribed Xanax can cause feelings of euphoria or wellbeing. It slows down the nervous system and creates a high. While some may find these feelings to be pleasurable or use them as a way to escape life’s troubles, taking too much Xanax or abusing the drug to get high can be deadly. The Side Effects of Xanax Some side effects of normal prescribed Xanax use can include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Lack of coordination
  • Low blood pressure
  • Suppressed breathing

When Xanax is abused, these symptoms can increase along with a general deterioration of physical and mental health. Xanax users may experience the following:

  • Trouble thinking constructively
  • Agoraphobia
  • Increased anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of interest in leisure activities
  • An inability to express or experience feelings

Abusers of Xanax will also begin to develop a tolerance to the drug, requiring increasingly greater doses in order to feel the effects of the drug or to simply avoid withdrawal symptoms. In the process of trying to get high a person may accidentally overdose. A Xanax overdose can cause a person’s heart and breathing to slow to the point of coma or possibly even death. These effects can be magnified if the Xanax is used in combination with other drugs or alcohol.

Xanax and the Brain

Because Xanax alters the chemicals in the brain, use of the drug can have far-reaching consequences. Xanax affects the GABA neurotransmitter in your brain which works to regulate feelings of anxiety. If too much Xanax is taken over a period of time, the brain will come to expect the drug’s presence and alter its production of GABA. This means that dependence will form and painful and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms will arise if the drug use is stopped. Even after one stops taking Xanax there can be long-lasting results such as the following:

  • Impaired coordination
  • Mental health disorders
  • Decreased IQ
  • Problems with concentration

The brain often returns to normal function, but these effects can be permanent. The longer a person abuses Xanax, the worse the effects are on the brain.

The Dangers of Getting High on Xanax

When you are high on Xanax, your brain isn’t functioning at the level it should be. This can lead to dangers and consequences. It makes you disoriented, impairs your coordination and lessens your inhibitions. Being high potentially leads you to do things you wouldn’t normally do such as driving under the influence or having unprotected sex. These activities can harm you, and they can pose a threat to others.

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