Mixing drugs is never a good idea. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly common to mix stimulants and depressants for different effects. Cocaine and Xanax are two of the most common drugs people combine to amplify their high, to have one counteract the negative side effects of the other, or to help ease the comedown from cocaine. This combination can be dangerous and lethal. Drug addiction treatment is the safest, most effective way to stop using Xanax and cocaine.
If you or someone you love is ready for luxury drug detox in New Hampshire, we can help. At Liberty Health Services, our boutique detox clinic in New Hampshire gives clients a family-friendly jump-start for long-term sobriety. Find out more about our boutique drug addiction treatment in New Hampshire today by calling us at 855.959.4521 to find the program for you.
What Is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a white powder stimulant made from the South American coca plant. It is most commonly snorted or injected. Cocaine releases a rush of dopamine, causing euphoria, pleasure, and motivation. While many people enjoy the dopamine rush, others experience paranoia, hallucinations, agitation, or aggression.
Cocaine works by speeding up messages from the brain to the body, stimulating every organ system. This can cause sweating, rapid heartbeat, and other symptoms. Cocaine is common at parties, raves, and among offices and colleges. Unfortunately, the dopamine rush of cocaine makes it highly addictive and hard to stop taking without professional support.
Signs of cocaine use include:
- Excitability and rapid speech
- Dilated pupils
- Runny nose and/or nosebleeds
- Boosted confidence or powerful feeling
- High energy
- Burns on lips or hands
- White powdery substance around mouth or nose
Cocaine abuse can be dangerous on its own, but risks increase when used with other substances like Xanax, which is considered a “downer.”
What Is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name of alprazolam, a prescription benzodiazepine. Benzos dampen the nervous system and promote calm. Xanax is often prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. It’s one of the most widely prescribed medications in the United States. This, however, does not mean that Xanax is harmless.
Xanax works by releasing GABA to calm the nervous system. Naturally produced by the brain, GABA helps prepare the body for sleep and regulates the nervous system. Xanax can cause drowsiness, lethargy, and depression. Over time, it can augment how a person views reality and damage short-term memory. Many people think it can ease come down symptoms when taken with stimulants. However, it can increase the risk of overdose and have other harmful effects.
Signs of Xanax use include:
- Drowsiness or sleeping for long periods of time
- Being slow and sluggish
- Cognitive impairment
- Headache or lightheadedness
- Slurred speech
- Impaired coordination
Xanax abuse can also cause nausea and vomiting, and there is a risk of seizures during withdrawal. When taken with a stimulant like cocaine, the risks can be severe.
What Happens When You Mix Cocaine and Xanax?
Because cocaine is a stimulant and Xanax is a depressant, their interaction can cause dangerous side effects. These drugs send opposite messages to the brain, confusing and overloading the heart, lungs, and other vital organs. Combining cocaine and Xanax can also cause a toxic buildup the body cannot eliminate quickly enough. This can cause overdose or death. The combination can also cause or increase existing depression. These side effects may be heightened for someone with a co-occurring mood disorder.
Xanax and cocaine are dangerous on their own but especially dangerous and addictive when taken together. All associated risks are amplified with polysubstance abuse, and individuals who mix substances are at a higher risk of long-term physical and mental damage, overdose, and/or death.
Begin Drug Addiction Treatment in New Hampshire Today
Combining drugs is often a sign of addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with a prescription or illegal drugs, a professional, medically-assisted detox is the safest, most effective approach to recovery. At Liberty Health Services, we specialize in family-friendly, intimate detox. Our detox programs include:
- Opioid detox
- Opiate detox
- Benzodiazepine detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
- Cocaine detox
- Synthetic drug detox
- Prescription drug detox
- Valium detox
- Xanax detox
With methadone and Suboxone for opioid clients and comprehensive alcohol detox, Our boutique clinic is here to help you recover. With only 24 clients at a time, we provide safe, inclusive medically-assisted detox for alcohol withdrawal in beautiful New Hampshire.
Learn More About Addiction Treatment at Liberty Health Services
Liberty Health Services offers effective and comprehensive addiction treatment. When you’re ready to begin your recovery journey, we can help. Call us now at 855.959.4521 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our detox treatment programs and enroll today.