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Thought I Was a Rock Star
Alprazolam (Xanax)
by Amnesiac
Citation:   Amnesiac. "Thought I Was a Rock Star: An Experience with Alprazolam (Xanax) (exp32964)". Erowid.org. Sep 23, 2007. erowid.org/exp/32964

 
DOSE:
  repeated oral Pharms - Alprazolam (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 140 lb


For two years I regularly mixed Xanax and booze. It didn't seem at all unusual at the time since I was living in a cracked out part of town and was basically surrounded by junkies every time I stepped out my front door. I would start my nights ( and days ) by dissolving a Xanie under the tongue, chasing it with the Jesus Juice and then hitting the town feeling like I owned the place. Each dose was like a cruel scientific experiment I was conducting on myself. I've always been an anxious person and to feel no anxiety at all when fueled up on benzo's was such a freedom I didn't care about the trouble that lied ahead. Waking up in strange places ( sometimes with strange people ), starting altercations, telling people I hated that I loved them and telling people I loved that I hated them. While it made for great stories when I could recall the nights events, things started getting dicey when I realized I couldn't go more than four hours after fueling up without feeling panicky, anxious, and surrounded on all sides by withdrawal symptoms.

It was at that point that I decided to quit cold turkey. The next week of my life was hell! I had a constant swooshing sound in my ears, blurred vision, and a constant cold sweat. My thoughts were terrifying and fragmented, my anxiety was at an all time high and strangest of all I felt like my teeth were moving in my mouth. I had no choice but to go to work and making it through those 8 hours was a nightmare. I would sit at my desk shaking, passing time online by reading about other Xanax addicts who felt like their teeth were moving too. Simple tasks like entering a restaurant became monumental tasks. Finally I called my parents, explained the situation to them and asked if I could come home for a week a recover.

I love drugs, I always will, and Xanax made for a damn good time, but the party couldn't last and coming off of it was the ultimate punishment.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 32964
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 23, 2007Views: 27,056
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Pharms - Alprazolam (98) : Addiction & Habituation (10), Various (28)

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