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What is a benzo high like?

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Toker23

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Ive been on 2mg alprazolam for about 2 month now and been very unimpressed. I have been reading everywhere that Xanax is like the top notch shit in the benzo family.i have heared multiple forums that xanax is gods gift to man so to speak. The thing is when I take them I don't feel high at all or in any way fucked up. The only way that ill get high of xanax is if I have a 5th of Vodka in my hand.

Now Ive had a pretty decent drug history, Pot, lortabs.. percocets, I railed an 80 OC a day for 2 months straight. Snorted some black tar heroin and I loveeeeeee speeding on adderall/ vyvanse. Anyway gettin off topic.

TL;DR What is a xanax high supposed to feel like and what dose would give you any kind of buzz. I currently just popped 4 green ladders(generic brand) broke em up in half then swallowed on an empty stomach. But I have for more bars waiting for me if the dose wont get me fucked up.

Thoughts?

EDIT: This is purely for recreational use, I have no problems except depression and insomnia. Anxiety is not an issue with me.
 

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have never really got 'really' high off them as they would put me to sleep on high dose (i am prescribed them as a sleeper), but they just have a serene 'calming' feeling that flushes through you.
Stresses/problems/anxiety just slide right off you and you feel quite clam and clear headed.
 

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xanax makes me sleepy at high doses. Actually I've completely withdrawn from Benzos so even 1 or 2 mg makes me sleep. I think if you can survive the sleepiness without passing out you get a nice feeling of euphoria. I only get relieved of my anxiety.
 

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To me it just kills all anxiety. Very relaxing. No euphoria, just relaxation. It basically is shit for a high. And when you consider 5 months of hell for wd'ing along with depersonalization benzos are just pure shit imo. Take something good. Benzos are worse than heroin.
 

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depending on dose, benzos at lower doses produce relaxation, stress/anxiety relief, feeling content with one's self and/or increased self confidence, sedation, and drowsiness. lower doses generally feel similar to one or two alcoholic drinks.

as dose increases, a drunk like intoxication sets in and effects can include: lowered to loss of inhibitions, euphoria, slurred speech, poor or loss of cordination, impaired or loss of judgement, aggression, talkative or increased social mood, heavy sedation and drowsiness, excitation, and other alcohol like intoxication effects.

basicaly benzos produce similar effects to alcohol, barbiturates, and other GABAergic depressants. benzos however generally produce less clumbsiness and are less toxic and more difficult to overdose on. they can be just as addictive and cause dangerous withdrawl symptoms.

a low recreational dose would be around 20mg. diazepam; 1mg of alprazolam, clonazepam or flunitrazepam; or 30-45mg. of temazepam.

a higher recreational dose would be around 50-60mg.+ diazepam; 3mg.+ of alprazolam, clonazepam, or flunitrazepam; or 60-70mg.+ of temazepam.

*note that the doses listed above are with little to no tolerance.
 

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have never really got 'really' high off them as they would put me to sleep on high dose (i am prescribed them as a sleeper), but they just have a serene 'calming' feeling that flushes through you.
Stresses/problems/anxiety just slide right off you and you feel quite clam and clear headed.

what he said ^^^^^^
 

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Ive been on 2mg alprazolam for about 2 month now and been very unimpressed. I have been reading everywhere that Xanax is like the top notch shit in the benzo family.i have heared multiple forums that xanax is gods gift to man so to speak. The thing is when I take them I don't feel high at all or in any way fucked up. The only way that ill get high of xanax is if I have a 5th of Vodka in my hand.

Gods gift to man...lol, where did you read that? Benzodiazepines don't really produce a real high in my opinion, at least never for me. They can be very intoxicating though in high doses or when mixed with alcohol. At moderate doses benzodiazepines can be very relaxing and relief anxiety really well. Its the relief of anxiety that I seek, that can give me a feeling of euphoria although not "true" euphoria like opiates induce (if that makes any sense) but some people say that they can experience it. Many people expect too much out of benzodiazepines and therefor don't experience anything much, especially if they don't suffer from anxiety.
 

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Ive been on 2mg alprazolam for about 2 month now and been very unimpressed. I have been reading everywhere that Xanax is like the top notch shit in the benzo family.i have heared multiple forums that xanax is gods gift to man so to speak. The thing is when I take them I don't feel high at all or in any way fucked up. The only way that ill get high of xanax is if I have a 5th of Vodka in my hand.

Gods gift to man...lol, where did you read that? Benzodiazepines don't really produce a real high in my opinion, at least never for me. They can be very intoxicating though in high doses or when mixed with alcohol. At moderate doses benzodiazepines can be very relaxing and relief anxiety really well. Its the relief of anxiety that I seek, that can give me a feeling of euphoria although not "true" euphoria like opiates induce (if that makes any sense) but some people say that they can experience it. Many people expect too much out of benzodiazepines and therefor don't experience anything much, especially if they don't suffer from anxiety.

only temazepam, clonazepam, flunitrazepam, and triazolam give me "true" euphoria(feel a kinda dopey/smacky sense of well being).

other than those i think euphoria from benzos come from stress/anxiety relief, and think one should expect relaxation more than euphoria.

also i would consider a benzo "high" more of an "intoxication". its definitely a "high", but a distinct one that downers like benzos, barbiturates, and alcohol produce.
 

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Certain GABAergics, for instance strong barbiturates, do however produce a true feeling of euphoria for me, specifically Secobarbital and pentobarbital.

^ yes, GABAergics like secobarbital and methaqualone give an even stronger euphoria that no benzo can touch.

esp. methaqualone, it has the carefree intoxication of a good barb or being drunk(without the alcohol side effects) and a euphoria that rivals some opiates(hydrocodone, even oxycodone).
 

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take it with some alchohol. thats the only way benzos are recreational for me. but like 1mg and drink only a few beers. and hide the rest of it! since you've been taking it for a month straight you prob have a decent tolerance to drink a few beers.
 

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Ive been on 2mg alprazolam for about 2 month now and been very unimpressed. I have been reading everywhere that Xanax is like the top notch shit in the benzo family.i have heared multiple forums that xanax is gods gift to man so to speak. The thing is when I take them I don't feel high at all or in any way fucked up. The only way that ill get high of xanax is if I have a 5th of Vodka in my hand.

Now Ive had a pretty decent drug history, Pot, lortabs.. percocets, I railed an 80 OC a day for 2 months straight. Snorted some black tar heroin and I loveeeeeee speeding on adderall/ vyvanse. Anyway gettin off topic.

TL;DR What is a xanax high supposed to feel like and what dose would give you any kind of buzz. I currently just popped 4 green ladders(generic brand) broke em up in half then swallowed on an empty stomach. But I have for more bars waiting for me if the dose wont get me fucked up.

Thoughts?

EDIT: This is purely for recreational use, I have no problems except depression and insomnia. Anxiety is not an issue with me.

the first thing you have to realize is not all types of pills are made equal. when I was still a noob to the pharmecutical world, I fell in love with vicodin and other opiates. I never took more then 2 vicodin 750s at the time (now I have to take 5 every 3 to 4 hours to feel alright). well in the beginning I had no legitimate pain and so I took small amounts of vicodin from my dads stash he wasn't using after a hernia operation. well I loved the feeling, the euphoria was indescribable and so I thought al prescription narcotics would feel this way. well I didn't have any pain so obviously I couldn't get a prescription for vicodin but I did (do) have very high anxiety so I had my doctor prescribe me Xanax. when I took my first pill (not because I was anxious mind you, because I wanted to get high) I waited for the usual 15 minutes until that warm blanket euphoria kicked in. it never came. this is when I realized that not all meds cause the same effect. another example is when I was prescribed Adderall and got a huge rush of euphoria but again it differed from opiates so at this point I made up my mind and researched these meds, realizing that amphetamines, opiates and benzos all act on different receptors and therefore feel differently on the body. for me my favorite pills (discounting street drugs) were opiates. I would get intensely relaxed, have very strong calming euphoria and would just shut my eyes and enjoy the buzz. my second favorite pills of abuse are amphetamines. I would get a super edgy outgoing high like that of cocaine and would just go out and do things, read obsessively for hours on end and greatly enjoy the energy and euphoria. I actually slightly prefer the amphetamine high to opiates BUT there is a nasty side. unlike opiates where you just peacefully drift into sleep (assuming you haven't been using long and wont withdrawal) while as with the amphetamines they would wear off and I would feel terrible. I would feel anxious, depressed and irritable and it would be difficult to sleep. then there were benzos which were the drugs I got hoping to be like vicodin. I have NEVER gotten any euphoria from benzos whatsoever, just got sleepy and more relaxed and less anxious. some people swear by benzos, I don't see all the hype because even if I take super high doses, I just end up falling asleep and have a hard time waking up the next day.

I am now prescribed all 3 though for legitimate reasons and take them as prescribed. ive even worked out a system that makes every day a day worth waking up for (sounds pathetic but I naturally have severe clinical depression without my meds.) I take one 20mg Ritalin LA (long acting) at around 10 AM when I wake up. I then take a second 20mg Ritalin LA at around 1 and then between 3 and 4 (never later then 4) I take my Ritalin 20 IR (instant release). I ride out the good speedy feeling (even after having been prescribed amphetamines both Ritalin and Adderall for almost 3 years, I still get a pretty significant buzz at this dose) as long as I can which usually starts to wear off around 6. then around 6:30 when there is 0 euphoria left and just feel uncomfortably wired and irritable I take a 1mg Ativan. I let the Ativan kick in and let it work its magic for an hour or till around 7:30. by this point the uncomfortable speediness is gone as is the crash anxiety and restlessness and im more relaxed though the euphoria is still completely gone causing me to want more Ritalin which I refraim from taking because of the final addition to my cocktail. I have tourettes that is well controlled with medicine for the exception of one very painful tic where I clench my jaw as hard as I can, release halfway about every two seconds and then reclench again as hard as I can. this starts from the moment I wake up till the moment I go to bed. I know I don't do it when I sleep because my jaw feels fine in the morning but by about 6 at night it is unbearable. anyway, after taking the Ativan and after that hour when the Ritalin high has been officially killed, I take two vicodin 750s, usually around 7:30. my pain begins to dissolve and a mild warm blanket of euphoria washes over me though its the pain relief Im more interested in. then around midnight when I usually go to bed, I pop two more vicodin 750s and then go to sleep. this time schedule and cocktail works wonders for me. I used to take Ritalin and vicodin at the same time and found they cancelled each other out but with the addition of the Ativan, it creates a blank slate for the vicodin to work. this cocktail also keeps me from abusing all the meds im on. without the vicodin, I would take 2 or 3 Ativan and without the Ativan I would take 4 or 5 Ritalin extra. with this regiment though my prescriptions actually last me the full month. only problem is im MAJORLY playing with fire if I were to ever run out of all of them at the same time. could one imagine withdrawing from amphetamines, benzos and opiates at the same time. I don't even want to think about it.


I also realize I contradicted myself by saying I have to take basically 20 vicodin 750s a day to get high. this is the case if I ONLY am on opiates but with the combination of Ritalin, Ativan and hydrocodone, those 4 750s pack a serious punch at the end of the day.
 
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take it with some alchohol. thats the only way benzos are recreational for me. but like 1mg and drink only a few beers. and hide the rest of it! since you've been taking it for a month straight you prob have a decent tolerance to drink a few beers.

hide the rest is right. this was years ago and im suuuper lucky to be alive and have my organs fully function. I haven't had a problem like this since because im on other meds that overpower my benzo but when benzos were all I had, I tried to get high one day. I took 2mg of Ativan which I let melt under my tongue. I felt relaxed but unless there's euphoria, im not content with a high. so anyway I had taken 2mg (im prescribed 30 1mg pills a month) of Ativan (before I was tolerant) and drank a 6 pack of beer over the course of about 3 hours. it was getting late and besides a mild intoxication and I mean mild enough where I could still drive pretty easily ( though I know better), I decided to get some shut eye. I took my zyprexa and trazadone, turned off the lights and drifted off to "sleep." when I woke up the entire room and myself were covered in massive amounts of vomit. I get up to see what the hell happened and feeling anxious all of a sudden, I reach for my newly refilled Ativan prescription which still should have 28 pills in it. it was completely empty (and I live with my aunt and my cousin who are very responsible and against pills so I know they didn't steal them for an ABSOLUTE fact.). next to my bed were 6 more beers (and I mean boozy beers, 6% alcohol) and 3 empty wine bottles. it appears that after I "THOUGHT" I had gone to bed, I had taken 28 more milligrams for a grand total of 30mg, drank 6 more beers for a grand total of 12 and polished off 3 bottles of wine. now I know that blackouts are extremely common when mixing benzodiazepenes and alcohol even in small doses, but what I find strange about the whole thing is I consciously lay down and remember drifting off to sleep. I have NO recollection of popping more pills or drinking more, my memory stops at me going to bed. benzos were never a drug that scared me (unlike barbiturate) because I knew it was extrememly difficult to overdose on them but now I am MUCH more weary of them and never drink more then a beer (two at max) and never take more then 1mg of Ativan. basically I slept walked took 28 more pills, drank 6 more beers and miraculously uncorked and drank 3 bottles of wine. it scared the SHIT out of me. then of course the worst part was my aunt walking in in the morning and telling me I was making all sorts of noise during the night and then angrily told me to start cleaning up the vomit (which was EVERYWHERE, on my bed, under my bed, on my dresser, in the bathroom, in the closet, in my laundry hamper. I told her I must have slept walked (which isn't uncommon for me) and done all of it but she screamed at me and said, yeah good try, you blacked out. technically yes I obviously blacked out but the last memory I have was that of going to sleep. anyway, if you plan on drinking and taking a benzo, take low doses of each or shit will hit the fan and as mentioned by someone on this post, HIDE that shit if you plan on going overboard. I could have died and was shaken up for weeks afterward. I still take 1mg Ativan a day for anxiety and my Ritalin crash but never again will I underestimate the power of these drugs. be careful everyone, good luck :)
 

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I've been on 12mg Clonazapam (RX) for 6 years now. I hate it, at first I thought it was the bomb that I had a RX for so many Kpins but like usual instead of moderation I overdid it. Now I can't function without them and to be honest, I never needed them in the first place. An occassional Ativan for my Anxiety attacks was fine.

The high of Xanax and Lorazapam are the best, Kpins just knock you out (but are good opiate potentiators). Recreationally they suck, if your home listening to music or jamming its relaxing and chill (specially mixed with some herb). However, if you haven't ended up in benzo handcuffs yet my advise is stay away, because they are easily habit forming and eventually you get nothing out of them except a pill you HAVE to take to avoid the WD anxiety attacks.

I've also started to see friends having their licences suspended recently while being on them, I'm a little worried that my dose could cause that. errr.

However if you do use them be careful, DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. I've lost two friends to this combo.
 

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It's a medication, if ya wanna get high then bang some meth or heroin*. I've never gotten people who complain that they can't get high off these drugs, they weren't made so that you could crush up twenty million milligrams of diazepam & snort it up your nose or something. Also people have so many different individual opinions on benzodiazepine drugs it's absurd. For example, the poster above me talking about clonazepam being a benzodiazepine with heavy sedative effects; for me, this hasn't been the case at all. In fact it's one of the reasons I like clonazepam (the fact that it doesn't sedate you as much as other benzodiazepines).

Therapeutically they're pretty useful, although I question the value of regular usage of benzodiazepine drugs for weeks & months when compared to the downsides of that kind of drug regiment. Better to just try and manage stress/anxiety without benzodiazepines, and maybe keep some on hand for episodes of acute anxiety.

*I'm just kidding of course, but seriously, look at some of the other drugs you listed: 80 mgs of oxycodone; black tar heroin; d-amphetamine. If you're looking for a high from benzodiazepines that compares to those kinds of drugs, you're going to be disappointed LOL
 

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Like several have already said, xanax puts me to sleep period!! I was on 0.5mg 3 times a day for 8 months before I just quit taking it. Even after I got accustomed to this med, it still put me to sleep. I much prefer Ativan over Xanax any day.

While Ativan will end up making me sleepy, it doesn't do it as fast as xanax and I can feel that "laid back" feeling that makes me give a shit about certain things. Plus when I do lay down to sleep it is a very good sleep.
 
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The benzo high is like "Am I high? I don't think I'm high? I'll take more." Then you wake up the next day with no memories of the night before. And spoiler, you were never high.
 

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The benzo high is like "Am I high? I don't think I'm high? I'll take more." Then you wake up the next day with no memories of the night before. And spoiler, you were never high.

funny enough that's why benzos scare me a little bit. im the kind of guy who will take 20 vicodin in a row or 10 Adderall and never worry about an overdose, but if I take even one or two Ativan, I wake up the next day and always look around the house for signs of something I may have done while asleep because I just cant remember much after a point. I always dread waiting for my cousin to wake up because I never know if hes going to scold me for something I did after the Ativan and wasn't aware of. as far as overdosing on benzos that's never the reason they scare me, its the possible amnesia, amnesia im not even sure I had to begin with.
 

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It's a medication, if ya wanna get high then bang some meth or heroin*. I've never gotten people who complain that they can't get high off these drugs, they weren't made so that you could crush up twenty million milligrams of diazepam & snort it up your nose or something. Also people have so many different individual opinions on benzodiazepine drugs it's absurd. For example, the poster above me talking about clonazepam being a benzodiazepine with heavy sedative effects; for me, this hasn't been the case at all. In fact it's one of the reasons I like clonazepam (the fact that it doesn't sedate you as much as other benzodiazepines).

Therapeutically they're pretty useful, although I question the value of regular usage of benzodiazepine drugs for weeks & months when compared to the downsides of that kind of drug regiment. Better to just try and manage stress/anxiety without benzodiazepines, and maybe keep some on hand for episodes of acute anxiety.

*I'm just kidding of course, but seriously, look at some of the other drugs you listed: 80 mgs of oxycodone; black tar heroin; d-amphetamine. If you're looking for a high from benzodiazepines that compares to those kinds of drugs, you're going to be disappointed LOL

I think the reason people think its a "high" is because of one it being used with opaites and 2 that it is used by a lot of opiate users to cover up some WD symptoms and help with tapering. Somewhere I think its been lost in translation over the years as some kind of recreational high. I can garuntee you the RX I have legit gets you high, but you only notice for a few seconds before you fall alseep and I'm way past that stage with them, they don't even knock me out anymore. ughhh
 
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