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A Novel Adventure
Citation:   Dr._Psychonaut. "A Novel Adventure: An Experience with Etizolam (exp108726)". Erowid.org. Sep 25, 2019. erowid.org/exp/108726

T+ 0:00
2 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  T+ 0:00 2 mg oral Etizolam  
  T+ 1:12 1.2 mg oral Etizolam  
Drank 2 strong beers (6% ABV) around 10 pm during a movie with my girlfriend. This in no way affected the intoxication I experienced on this compound, but was noted in case the lingering effects of ethanol contributed to the subsequent 'black-out' that I experienced.

12:13 am - 2mg Etizolam (oral)

12:25 am -
Noticeable muscle relaxation and suppression of anxiety.

1:05 am -
Definitely feeing intoxicated but very clearheaded and under control. Possibly about to have a beer and wait another 20 minutes or so to see if I reach a peak. All muscles outside of those in my center back around my slipped disk are completely relaxed and comfortable.

1:25 am - 1.2mg Etizolam (oral)
Decided to take a booster dose because no recreational effects so far. Feeling effects similar to a more clean and clear-headed 2mg dose of alprazolam. Have yet to drink the beer but most likely will soon.

1:45-2:00?? (added the following morning)
Blackout and pass out. I remember around 15-20 minutes after the administration of my booster dose beginning to feel a small increase in effects but then my memory goes blank and the next thing I knew I was waking up the next morning around 10:30 or so. Did not redose or do anything at all strange from what I can tell from checking around my room. Fairly sure I just fell asleep.

This was my first experience with Etizolam and, to be quite honest, I was somewhat disappointed. I did not feel that the dose that I took was very recreational, but I was extremely satisfied with the potential medical applications for this drug. As someone that struggles with both insomnia and anxiety disorder, specifically panic disorder, it was clear to me that this compound was the most effective sedative and anxiolytic of any other benzodiazepine or similar analogous compound that I have tried so far (alprazolam, lorazepam, clonazepam, and nifoxipam). I have used this compound extensively in various doses since this experience for both medical and recreational purposes. I have found extreme success in using this compound medically for panic attacks and general anxiety.

A 0.5mg dose of this compound taken sublingually is the quickest-acting, strongest, and least intoxicating of any other treatment method I have used for stopping and preventing panic attacks. I have since replaced clonazepam with etizolam as my preferred panic attack reliever. Also, although it appeared after this experience that the recreational effects of this compound were not as prominent as those of alprazolam, I have since realized that this is not necessarily true.

Alprazolam seems to pack an intoxicating punch during the 'come-up' of its effects that is not matched my most other benzodiazepines. Although I still feel that the 'punch' of alprazolam during the come-up is not challenged by any other analogous compounds, I have since found Etizolam to be quite superior to it as a recreational drug overall if it is combined with cannabis. Alprazolam combined with cannabis, for me at least, creates a more intense body high, but does not effectively enhance its intoxicating effects. This, however is not at all true with Etizolam. When Etizolam is combined with cannabis, both the head-high and body-high are enhanced in a tremendously positive way.

Etizolam even without cannabis has been the most physically euphoric compound of the benzodiazepine or benzodiazepine-analogue class of drugs. The major difference between Etizolam combined with cannabis and Etizolam on its own is the difference in the psychological effects felt. Cannabis appears to enhance the euphoria and intoxication of etizolam while cancelling out the 'delusion of sobriety' that accompanies benzos and related compounds, leading to a beautiful state of blissful happiness and sociability similar to the effects of a clear-headed ethanol. Something that had always disappointed me about the combination of cannabis with benzodiazepines was that the psychedelic effects of cannabis appeared to be cancelled out by the 'trip-killing' effects of the benzos. This is not at all the case with Etizolam. Etizolam combined with cannabis is absolutely unmatched in euphoria and other recreational effects by any other GABA-ergic substance I have used. That being said, please note the lessons to be learned about Etizolam from my first experience with it outlined above: that it is extremely sedating and also prone to blackouts in a similar fashion to alprazolam.

Exp Year: 2016ExpID: 108726
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19
Published: Sep 25, 2019Views: 1,998
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