Alprazolam is the generic name for Xanax, a benzodiazepine primarily used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders and insomnia. This drug is regularly prescribed, which helps explain its popularity among recreational users. Recreational users commonly call alprazolam bars, zanies or planks, and knowing this will help people recognize suspicious drug use in their loved ones.
Using alprazolam to party is common because of the drug’s availability and because of its powerful effects. As a benzodiazepine, alprazolam works by slowing down brain activity, but it can also cause users to achieve a euphoric high and symptoms that resemble drunkenness, like lowered inhibitions, psychomotor retardation, grandiosity and more. Unfortunately, alprazolam can also cause temporary memory loss, or a black out. Many recreational drug users crave the highest high, which means maximizing the drug’s effects, so they mix alprazolam and alcohol to feel even more high.
Despite the popularity of alprazolam abuse, it is incredibly dangerous. The body metabolizes this drug rather quickly, so many people take another dose once they feel the initial high wear off. Or, they use larger initial doses, which can lead to overdose and death. Furthermore, the drug is highly addictive, so people risk health problems when they take it in illicit ways. In addition, partygoers who mix alprazolam with alcohol and other drugs put themselves in extreme risk for overdose, respiratory depression, heart failure, serious accidents and injury, sexual abuse and rape and even death.
How to Enjoy a Party without Alprazolam
Sometimes drugs and alcohol are unavoidable at a party, but you can stay drug-free and still enjoy events. The easiest way to do this is by making a commitment beforehand to avoid drug abuse. You will more than likely succumb to drug use when a friend or attractive individual asks you to abuse drugs, so make a commitment before the party to stay sober. Remind yourself why you want to stay drug-free, and communicate this decision to others. If this is uncomfortable for you, then come up with another reason for staying clean. Your friends or strangers at the party may not care if you avoid drugs as long as you do not stop, so be confident in your decision.
If you think that a party will not be fun without drugs or alcohol, think again. Drug-free parties allow people to interact with others, remember the evening and wake-up without feeling sick. To enjoy a drug-free party, consider the following tips:
- Have a theme
- Invite a fun and easy-going crowd who will get along
- Entertain guests with games, activities or a main event
- Provide foods, snacks and drinks
To ensure your sobriety completely, avoid parties that have alprazolam, and think up ways to enjoy yourself without drugs.
Help Avoiding Alprazolam Abuse at Parties
Please call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline if you or someone you love needs help quitting alprazolam abuse. You can get clean and enjoy life if you have professional support.