On 15 Mg, With the Police in My Rearview...
Citation: Dre Bledsoe. "On 15 Mg, With the Police in My Rearview...: An Experience with Alprazolam (exp57058)". Erowid.org. Jan 24, 2020. erowid.org/exp/57058
As I am prescribed anti-anxiety medication, I feel relatively confident of my knowledge of how these drugs affect me. That aside, I had nothing to do one particular evening so I decided to take some pills and pass out. I had a long drive in the AM planned, but didn't think it would affect my ability to drive 10 or so hours later.
So, I emptied a bottle of the pills on my desk, popped in a CD and threw back 4 1mg pills.
Xanax has little effect on me whatsoever, so this is relatively a low dose for me. PLEASE, take heed that this is how MY body reacts. Some people take 1 mg and are high, so don't take my experience as relation to yours. For example, I took a bar (2mg) tonite and just played basketball without any problems, so you get my drift as to how it affects me.
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
Anyway, that night I decided to take another one, or two, or three. I dont remember anything after that. I woke up feeling normal. I'm assuming I had at least 6 hours of sleep. I Packed my clothes, ect. and hopped in my car. I still remember this. I got on the freeway and began driving, yet the lines on the road were blurry and I was seeing double. I was so high I didn't even know I was high, so I continued on thinking nothing of it. I remember thinking this was unusual, but was unaffected otherwise.
Somewhere along the line, I ran into a curb. Where, I dont know. I was trying to fix my tire, which had been blown out from the impact, obviously with no success. I remember being completely emotionless about the ordeal. I simply called someone to fix it, and again I was on my way.
Minutes later, without my knowledge of this, multiple cop cars were behind me. Apparently I had been swerving lane to lane and someone called the police. I drove for 20 more minutes, completely unaware of the police behind me.
As I approached my exit where I was meeting family members, I passed out and hit a fire hydrant. When I got out of the car, there were cops everywhere. This is one of the few things I remember after blacking out.
Lucky for me, the cops bought the story that I had an adverse reaction to a new medication and I was let go with no offense. I was in fact on an anti-depressant, which I blamed the blackout on. At the time, I thought this was what had caused it, as I knew I hadnt taken any xanax that morning. The police checked with a local pharmacy and due my cooporation were kind enough to let me go when my family arrived. Amazing huh?
When I came home, I looked at my pill bottle realizing what had happened. I was still high from last night! Judging by the few pills left, I believe I had taken at least 10 mg, however I believe its closer to 15.
Anyway, the moral is this. Xanax is a very helpful drug in reducing anxiety. However, it dilutes my thought process if taken at too high of a dose. Like I said, I hopped in that car having NO IDEA that I was indeed intoxicated.
I hopped in that car having NO IDEA that I was indeed intoxicated.
I was in my own world. I have never driven drunk, I dont drink, I am an honor-roll student in college, and dont use any drugs aside from occasional marijuana use.
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