Desired Effects:Relaxation, reduced anxiety/tension, calmness, sleep aid
Side Effects:Confusion, memory loss, drowsiness, loss of coordination, light-headed
Long term risks:Dependence, severe Withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped, Agoraphobia, panic attacks, severe anxiety
Short term risks:Tolerance, accidents, potential for Overdose if combined with Alcohol and/or other drugs such as heroin and pregabalin
Illicit or fake benzodiazepines (which is most likely what you will have if you purchase from the internet or off the ‘street’) may not contain only, or even any of the drug you intended to buy. Purity and strength can vary widely between tablets/pills from the same batch or packet even though they may look exactly the same, this can lead to hospitalisation or even death. Please view the reducing harm page for more information.
Injected – some people crush tablets and inject them, this is extremely dangerous practice and can lead to abscesses, skin infections and overdose. Xanax will not dissolve in water, and should not be injected.
If Tablets are crushed and injected: Needles & Syringes, water, spoon, Tourniquet, filter.