I take 1.5 to 2 mg of Alprazolam recreationally about 2-3 times a month. I am almost 19 and am an academia. I sometimes drink a beer or two with them but try not too because I know of the trouble that combination causes in forming new memories. Thank you!
I would say, as someone with years of experience of Alprazolam, that at the dose you are taking and frequency, there is just a small chance of cognitive impairment. The problem with cognitive impairment caused by benzo´s though, is that it can be temporary or permanent. The risk of impairment increases the more frequently you take Alprazolam, and the longer the duration. It´s very easy drug to become dependent on as I´ḿ sure you know from reading about it. Many think they can use it occasionally and end up using it weekly, then daily, then several times daily. It´s an addiction that creeps up on you. The more you continue using it, the more likely you are to become tolerant and dependant, with all the withdrawal problems (short-term and long-term that entails). If
you want my advice as someone who has seen and experienced the damage Alprazolam can do to someone´s cognitive abilities (short-term memory impairment, seizures, motor-coordination difficulties, attention-span and concentration difficulties, rebound anxiety and insomnia, restlessness, nightmares, manic thoughts and psychosis) I would stop using it recreationally while you still can. I think you are very sensible to be asking this question and avoiding the serious problems many find themselves in with Xanax when they realise it´s too late. If you need something to calm you down or help you sleep, look for something else natural. The risk of using Alprazolam for more than a few weeks is just not worth it. Over time it will lose its effects and you will start increasing the dose and usage frequency unless you have very good willpower. If youŕe using this to socially to mask anxiety or as a social crutch, you definitely are playing with fire. Try Ashwagandha root extract which some say can be as effective as benzos in reducing anxiety. Another thing to consider is that you mention drinking with it. As you probably know alcohol interferes with the metabolism of benzo drugs (makes you more drowsy, liable to just fall asleep or even just black-out, and experience memory/cognitive impairment short-term if you drink too much). Alcohol will also make the drug less effective and even shorter-acting, thus increasing the risk further of tolerance and dependency. It´s already one of the shortest half-life benzo´s there is (6 hrs) so drinking with it will only likely increase the risk of rebound withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety. Be careful and stay safe. You have your whole future ahead of you!
healthegg3; keep your major!! It is long term regular use that can cause what your worried about. It is never a good Idea to mix Alprazolam with alcohol.Use that head on your shoulders and go for your goals.If this is the worst your doing you well be okay.However on days you need to take the alprazolam you should keep the alcohol at least 12 hours apart.And as rare as you do this it should not be a problem,However if you notice a increase in either one by yourself then you have a problem.Look around you and see the strung out kids and ask your self do you want to end up like that. But using alprazolam on a stressful day is not a problem but if you start creeping up on them more and more they you had better do something about it. If it is strickly recreationally then it's time to stop that practice before it does become a problem. You don't want to end up loosing your dreams because of bad choices and more so when you have a major like your's.chuck1957
Healthegg3; Remember we are all different and things can affect us and our systems differently so for what your goals are why take a chance. Your mind is the most importaint thing you have and at this point it is sharp.Don't blow it. if it's peer pressure don't let it get to you.Tell them your on prescription meds and they don't mix.chuck1957
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