Xanax (Alprazolam) – What Is The Safest Way To Take It?

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Xanax is a frequently prescribed substance used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. But what is unclear to many people, is the best way to take Xanax to get the most positive effects. This article aims to clear up any mishaps in the understanding of taking Xanax and explain whether you should be snorting Xanax, smoking Xanax or taking Xanax orally.

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Snorting Xanax vs. Oral

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There are some ways to take Xanax. From snorting alprazolam to eating it, it is very versatile in how it is consumed. But each way has its benefits and consequences.

Snorting alprazolam is one of the most popular ways of taking the drug. However, this method is not medically recommended. Shooting Xanax lessens the effects of the drug as well as being more dangerous to take in such a way. You may not have to deal with the unpleasant taste, but you will have to deal with uncomfortable sneezing, and the remainder of the substance stuck in your nose afterward.

A popular medically supported alternative to snorting Xanax is eating it. According to the US National Library Of Medicine, Xanax may also be taken sublingually, as well as in the form of a liquid that is swallowed similarly to the tablet form.

One of the benefits of eating or swallowing, rather than snorting Alprazolam, is that it can be taken in the form of an extended-release tablet. This means the effects of the drug last longer and also ensures tolerance builds up far slower. In addition to that, it is much safer than snorting. However, you will have to deal with an unpleasant taste, so it is recommended that you take the tablet with a drink to wash it down.

What are the Dangers of Smoking Xanax?

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Another way to take Xanax is to smoke it. Smoking Xanax is possible via a few methods. 

Smoking Xanax On Tin Foil

By heating Xanax on tin foil you break down the pills and reduce it to a vapor to be smoked. Alprazolam can then quickly enter the bloodstream for a faster high.

Smoking Xanax With Weed

That is done by placing a ground down tablet into a joint, before smoking. This is known to cause users to be drowsy and less coordinated. It is also quite dangerous due to both drugs being central nervous system depressants. This may exaggerate the effects of Xanax and make overdose much more likely.

Smoking Xanax in a blunt or on tin foil can lead to effects lessening due to some of the drug being burnt up. This can lead to users taking more of the drug to get the same high, which is dangerous. Furthermore, you’ll be breathing in fillers, which can be very bad for your health in both short and long-term scenarios.

Is There a Safe Way to Get Xanax?

The safest way to take Xanax is exactly how your doctor prescribes, which is always be oral. You should also not exceed the recommended Xanax dosage as it might cause an overdose. Alprazolam is a fast impact drug, so however you take it, it will not take long to affect you. This means if you are going to use Xanax as a high then the best way to get high on Xanax is still the safest way, orally.

Shooting up the drug might have negative Xanax side effects on your health so you should always try to avoid it as a method of consumption. The effects of snorting Xanax can harm you in the long term.

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If you, or somebody around you is taking unprescribed Xanax in a dangerous manner then you should seek medical help. Taking unprescribed Xanax is highly dangerous, especially if you smoke or snort the drug. If you need further advice on how to get help, please call our hotline on (888)-459-5511.

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  • Xanax and all drugs should be allowed to be purched if we feel we need them. Putting people in jail isnt the right thing. Also there should be treatme t available with a tax that goes to pay for rehabs. The people that use it recrational would need to pay a higjer tax thrn medically perscribed.

  • I was on 1 mg 4 times a day and did never abuse them. I did abuse pain meds because a bunch of serious injuries I have had. I have panic attacks and very high anxiety. That being said, now because I have major chronic pain I am not aloud to have Xanax after over 14 years of taking them with pain meds for years and never had any side effects at all. To me it’s just southerner way for the government to control everyone’s life. Even though they are not doctors. They tell the doctors how to do their jobs they went to college for. Our government to me are communists.

    • I took Xanax and Soma together one time and within 15 min of taking them went into convulsions and had to be rushed to the ER. So I’m guessing it depends on the pain pill. I know Soma is not an opiod as they mention but to be safe I would agree with the general statement

  • I still say the instantaneous way is the best way. It might be shorter but then that’s when you purchase more or don’t buy them at all. Or if you get the the legal way which is always the best way and (Cheaper Way)! Then you might wanna snort only half and the other half male it last by letting it dissolve Under ur tongue and you will learn to love the taste. And go from there. But if you take them the way you are prescribed then ur better then most of us. Cause it’s damn hard to take as it says to on the bottle. Please call for help if you need it!!!

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