Do you remember back in grade school, the police would come out and do their ‘drug’ presentation? Well, for a lot of people they either don’t believe those who have seen the consequences first hand or think it could never happen to them. But the truth is, bad things happen when mixing alcohol and drugs.
It doesn’t matter if one has done it in the past to get a different ‘high.’ Or if it’s their first time and thinks nothing bad can happen. Each time drugs, both prescription and non-prescription are used with alcohol; it is like playing Russian roulette.
So just how bad can things get when mixing the two together?
When a person decides to mix depressants with alcohol, they often find themselves happier and more energetic than usual. This is due to the fact that Xanax and Valium have a synergistic effect on the individual. The mix of prescription medications and alcohol often causes the person to experience an array of side effects. One can go from dizziness to memory loss and sphincter control in a matter of minutes. The combination, depending on the dosage can also lead to death.
The problem with mixing drugs like Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall is that they mask the alcohol’s effects on the body. When some may not feel drunk, they will consume more than their body can handle. This results in alcohol poisoning with serious impairment of coordination that may lead to blacking out and death.
Other prescription drugs like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, and even Tylenol 3 with codeine mixed with alcohol has the potential to slow down one’s heart. If you take these drugs with alcohol chances are you could experience slowed breathing, a drop in blood pressure, and even lose consciousness. The end result with this concoction can even take one’s life.
There is a reason why there are warning labels on the prescription bottles. They are not there to challenge you to see what will happen. They are there as a warning that mixing the drugs with alcohol can lead to death. So you have to ask yourself, “is it worth it?”
Don’t assume because you managed to do it in the past without any negative effects that it won’t happen to you. Mixing drugs with alcohol can steal more than your time, it can take your life.