Mixing Benzos With Other Substances
Recreational benzo users have been known to mix benzos with other substances in order to gain a more intense high. However, combining benzos with other substances can prove to be a fatal mistake.
Benzos and alcohol are similar in that they both have the ability to ease anxiety and promote a sense of euphoria. Online forums like Reddit and Erowid are often filled with questions from users about the potential risks and benefits of mixing benzos with alcohol.
Despite any benefits, it’s extremely dangerous to mix benzos with other substances— especially alcohol. The combination of these two depressants can easily cause respiratory failure.
It is not at all uncommon to hear stories about benzodiazepine deaths caused by mixing alcohol and benzos.
Risk of fatality aside, taking benzos while drinking alcohol has been known to cause blackouts, which are also detrimental to your health.
Have you been prescribed benzos for a medical condition? Wondering how long you should wait between your last dose of benzodiazepine and drinking alcohol?
Considering the risk, it’s really not safe to drink alcohol at all when undergoing a treatment of benzodiazepine. Certain benzos can have a very long-lasting presence in the body after being ingested. The risk of combining the two substances, even unintentionally, is just too high.
Benzos should also not be combined with any of the following substances:
- Other sedatives
The biggest issue with mixing benzos with other sedatives and depressants is the risk of depressed breathing, which can cause respiratory failure and even death.
Benzos’ strong effects can be dangerous when combined with a drug that’s equally or more potent, such as methamphetamine.