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Can You Smoke XanaxNo need to panic if anxiety disorder or panic attack affects your life. There’s a proper treatment option these days called Xanax or Alprazolam. The medication is available in two types – the extended release and instant release. These types offer many benefits and fewer adverse reactions, if correctly administered. Over the past time, there has appeared information about other possible ways of Xanax administration. Smoking is in the list. Can you smoke Xanax?

The remedy is meant to be administered orally solely, which causes many questions both concerning its sniffing and smoking as well as injecting the pills that were crushed. This all may be effective, yet is not safe. Smoking is likely to lead to more than just therapeutic effects: it causes the so-called ‘high’ feeling.

How Does Any Xanax Form Work?

Before deciding whether smoking Alprazolam or not, you should know the general action mechanism of the drug. Our brain has the so-called natural tranquilizers. Their greater part is presented in the form of GABA – gamma amino butyric acids. The acids are based in the neurotransmitters. They can be easily triggered by cases of anxiety. They calm the heart rate as well as breathing.

Xanax attaches to some GABA to modulate them. It is responsible for lowering inhibitions and increasing the tranquilizing abilities. The effect is really fast acting (normally, a quarter of an hour is enough to experience first results). This all allows calling Alprazolam an effective medication to treat anxiety and/or panic attacks of any severity forms. Certain types of depression can be effectively treated with it, too.

The very first results experienced are the calming and relaxing ones. However, in case of doses that are higher than prescribed or before the tolerance develops, positive results may go hand in hand with some negative ones:

  • Impaired coordination and surely weight gain;
  • Drowsiness and definitely speech difficulties.

The medication is prescribed as a part of a short treatment, because its prolonged use leads to dependence upon the remedy. The withdrawal must be gradual and performed under the supervision of a doctor. It may be accompanied with insomnia or severe headaches, nervousness and serious depression, seizures or rapid breathing and tremors.

Can You and Should You Smoke Xanax?

From the physical point of view, you surely CAN, yet you should better not to. Smoking Xanax is neither helpful nor safe. It must be administered only by mouth and under a strict professional supervision. Smoking it may lead to several respiratory problems and some of them are not just unpleasant, but may also be fatal.

Frankly speaking, every user reacts quite differently. Much depends on the amount of the drug smoked. No therapeutic effects should be expected. The only ones that follow are the high effects. This way of Xanax administration is regarded as the least effective one and one of the abusing options that goes along with injecting and snorting.

Can u smoke Xanax? Yes, you definitely can, but it will make the chemicals reach the brain much faster. Sometimes the powder remains in the nasal passages. The euphoric as well as high effects lead not only to minor side effects, yet also to potential dangers.

As we have touched upon the negative effects that are associated with smoking the drug, the commonest of them are:

  • Muscle twitches;
  • Erratic mood swings;
  • Seizures;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Lethargy;
  • Agitation.

When much of Alprazolam is smoked, a person may experience some/ all of the above-mentioned negative results. When the dose is increased by 2-3 mg, the cases of overdoses and fatal outcomes aren’t rare. The dangers experienced after you smoke Xanax are not worth the high effects awaited.

Together with inhaling the medicine, you will also inhale binders & fillers that are nearly always absorbed through the basal membrane. This is why this way of use always makes people get sick.

How to Smoke Xanax? Tin Foil Use

When this medication is heated on tin foil, the temperature breaks down the pill and then releases the medication as vapor. This technique makes it possible for the chemical to enter the blood stream quicker than in case of usual administration. When you’re heating and smoking Xanax on foil, the method doesn’t allow as much of it to enter the system as when consumed normally. It means that effects from the low doses are not always similar and that makes a patient turn to higher doses.

When smoked in larger quantities, the medication triggers dangers. A long-term exposure to smoke causes health damage that can become fatal.

So, can you smoke Alprazolam? This method of consumption is not only unapproved, yet also is forbidden. Specialists agree that it causes more dangers than benefits and can be fatal for people with low blood pressure and heart rate issues. Taking the remedy orally is the least damaging and the most working way to get expected improvements and benefit from them.

Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Author: Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Dr. Andrew J. Olson is a PHD in psychiatry. He is also a psychiatrist consultant at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He also serves as a Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry, at Royal Marsden Hospital, in London, UK.


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No need to panic if anxiety disorder or panic attack affects your life. There’s a proper treatment option these days called Xanax or Alprazolam. The medication is available in two types – the extended release and instant release. These types offer many benefits and fewer adverse reactions, if correctly administered. Over the past time, there has appeared information about other possible ways of Xanax administration. Smoking is in the list. Can you smoke Xanax? The remedy is meant to be administered orally solely, which causes many questions both concerning its sniffing and smoking as well as injecting the pills that…
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