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On 15 Mg, With the Police in My Rearview...
Alprazolam
by Dre Bledsoe
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

 
DOSE:
4 mg oral Pharms - Alprazolam (pill / tablet)
    repeated oral Pharms - Alprazolam (pill / tablet)
    oral Unknown (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 175 lb


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.

[Erowid Note: 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.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 57058
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jan 24, 2020Views: 1,911
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