There is a vast variety of psychoactive medications nowadays. All of them are aimed to normalize the person’s psychological health and help come back to normal life. Basically, according to their influence on the nervous system, these drugs can be divided into two groups, the so-called uppers and downers.
Uppers are designed to improve and raise the mood, as well as giving a lot of energy and powers. They stimulate the nervous system and make it work more actively causing a plenty of satisfaction. Uppers include numerous drugs and substances, for example:
Many people though use such stimulants not for treatment, but for the recreational use. It means that they want to alter their mental condition and reality with the help of different medicine. This might lead to serious consequences directly for the person (health condition deterioration) and society. For this reason, uppers are illegal in most countries of the world or their distribution is under severe governmental control.
Downers produce the effect that is opposite to the uppers by soothing the nervous system activity. Downers have a sedative, relaxing and calming effect and are widely applied in the modern medicine. These drugs are used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, depressive conditions, severe stress and desperation.
Downers include the following classes of drugs:
Despite their calming effect, downers are also under the governmental restriction in the most regions of the world. This is caused by the fact that medications from this group might have dangerous side effects and lead to the fatal outcome.
Top uppers and downers: Xanax and Methamphetamine
Xanax and Meth (Methamphetamine) are the most well-known and widely used drugs for many reasons. First of all, they have been gaining a lot of trust by their effectiveness through many years. Secondly, they surpass the similar medications due to their quality characteristics. Last but not least, Meth and Xanax have undergone numerous clinical trials and received approval among billions of doctors and healthcare providers.
Leading downer: Xanax
Xanax (or Alprazolam) is a powerful sedative, muscle relaxant and the anticonvulsant drug that is primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The off-label applications of the drug include treating insomnia, depression and menstrual pains.
Xanax is currently produced by many companies, but the brand product is manufactured by a famous Pfizer Incorporation. Xanax is issued in pills of the following strengths:
Xanax can be obtained only with the doctor’s prescription, although many online pharmaceutical shops do not have this requirement.
Heatedly debated upper: Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine is classified as a powerful stimulator of the nervous system that is generally applied as a recreational drug. If taken in low doses, Meth elevates mood, boosts energy and concentration, and helps stay awake and alerted. Methamphetamine also decreases appetite and causes a great weight loss, but it is rarely used for this reason.
Due to the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, Meth should not be distributed in the drug stores and pharmacies. As a result, Methamphetamine is mostly extracted and distributed illegally. However, in some regions, it is used in hospitals as a supplement to the treatment of severe diseases.
Xanax and Methamphetamine: addiction and withdrawal
Habit and addiction-forming features of nervous system stimulants and sedatives are the main reason for the restriction. Downers are less addictive and dangerous in comparison with uppers. Nevertheless, taking Xanax and Methamphetamine involves a huge risk and responsibility.
Unlike Meth, Xanax does not cause an immediate dependence on the drug. It is less severe and develops during the treatment period. Moreover, it can be avoided by careful dosing and Alprazolam withdrawal, which should be done gradually. Patients, who stop taking Xanax abruptly, experience unpleasant effects, like dizziness and vomiting, and might become extremely depressed.
In contrast to Xanax, Meth is highly addictive and the dependence on this substance is occurring with the first intake. Meth addiction is manifested by the insatiable desire to take more of the drug. The inability to get the dose leads to awful conditions that might include violence. Methamphetamine withdrawal is a difficult and lasting process that requires medical and psychological assistance.
Mixing Meth and Xanax: what to expect
It seems logical that the combination of uppers and downers is safe and justified. Nevertheless, it is a wrong assumption as such a mixture might have a dangerous outcome. Meth and Xanax mix is likely to end up in the overdose that would cause severe side effects, including:
- memory impairment
- inability to coordinate movements
- suicidal attempts
Using Meth with Xanax is possible for medical reasons, but it has to be discussed with the physician in order to eliminate the hazard.