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Xanax and WineIt is no secret that millions of males and females worldwide are addicted to alcohol. Thousands are addicted to Xanax (or Alprazolam). The two substances can be dangerous when taken separately, not speaking of serious consequences for health after they are combined. When Xanax and wine are mixed, the chances of overdosing grow dramatically, that is why we insist on refusing from this kind of mixture.

What Does Statistics Say?

The following research was conducted by SAMSA in the USA. The difference between the effects in males and females was not significant. After combining wine and Xanax, users aged 13-29 appeared to have the highest rate of visits to the emergency room. In the years 2004-2008 around 271.000 people addressed for medical help after combining these two substances. In the years 2009-2013 the number of abusers increased from 89% to 125%.

The Effects of Xanax Wine Combination

What effects should be expected when the two potent depressants are combined into one? Let’s start with the fact that both substances act in a similar manner. They affect the central nervous system helping a user to relax, experience euphoria and high feelings.

When taken together, they tend to combine their influences and potency, thus making any effects stronger and more persistent. Adverse reactions get especially dangerous. They all can be grouped into two major categories: short-term and long-term ones.

Short-term effects:

  • Memory problems and blackouts;
  • Dizziness and loss of physical coordination;
  • Loss of inhibitors as well as sphincter control;
  • Nausea and/or vomiting;
  • Slowed breathing;
  • Stopped breathing;
  • Very high risks of overdose;
  • Coma or death.

There are frequent cases, when users fall and harm themselves after combining Xanax and a glass of wine. Some can choke on their vomit when passing out, be the initiator of a car accident, etc.

Long-term effects:

  • Kidney or/and liver damage;
  • Growing dependence on this kind of combination;
  • Long-term memory loss;
  • Brain damage;
  • High blood pressure;
  • Heart-related issues;
  • Insomnia;
  • Swings of mood;
  • Overdose;
  • Death.

If Alprazolam is combined with wine it is never helpful in treating panic attacks. Instead of bringing relief, it triggers a more violent panic attack that requires immediate medical assistance. Irritability is one of the short-term results. In extreme cases a user can lose consciousness.

It is true that the combination provides relaxation, yet most specialists call it deadly. The heart rate becomes slow and irregular, one’s blood pressure drops significantly. The major impact is the failure of regular signals to one’s heart and lungs. In most cases, when left untreated, this failure leads to death.

Who Abuses Alprazolam and Wine the Most?

Recently, it was proven that teenagers and young adults are in the list of most dedicated abusers. In fact, they suffer from the mixture the most. Today a significant number of teens have been prescribed Alprazolam or any other anti-anxiety medication. According to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, one in every 11-12th graders has abused Xanax in his life. The results of this combination are deadly in most cases.

At first Xanax and wine alleviate the feelings of anxiety, euphoria and relaxation. But the effect is positive within the first quarter of an hour. Later it develops into a severe symptom and damages one’s health and body regularly. If you need to get rid of anxiety and stress, take Xanax alone. When taken regularly, it helps reduce symptoms and get back to normal life. Any combination with a strong beverage or other drug can be fatal.

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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It is no secret that millions of males and females worldwide are addicted to alcohol. Thousands are addicted to Xanax (or Alprazolam). The two substances can be dangerous when taken separately, not speaking of serious consequences for health after they are combined. When Xanax and wine are mixed, the chances of overdosing grow dramatically, that is why we insist on refusing from this kind of mixture. What Does Statistics Say? The following research was conducted by SAMSA in the USA. The difference between the effects in males and females was not significant. After combining wine and Xanax, users aged 13-29…
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