Xanax (alprazolam) and other prescription drugs can have very different effects on the body when smoked, rather than being taken orally. And there are risks you need to be aware of before you try smoking Xanax. For one, Xanax dependence time occurs within a couple of weeks of taking Xanax. Here, we explore these risks and the effectiveness of delivery using this method. And we welcome any questions about Xanax or smoking Xanax at the end.
Does smoking Xanax work or get you high?
Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication that’s usually prescribed to help with panic attacks and mood disorders. Even when taken as prescribed, Xanax high effects cause a euphoric “high” and feelings of relaxation and well-being, so it’s understandable why someone might be curious about smoking it.
While Xanax is meant to be taken orally, many people will try to speed the drug’s delivery by snorting, smoking, or injecting crushed pills, which isn’t necessarily effective or safe. In fact, snorting Xanax to get high increase your risk of drug addiction. Plus even though smoking Xanax may get you high, the route of administration is highly inefficient as you lose volume of active ingredients in the process. Even if smoking Xanax works it comes with very real risks of overdose, seizures, and other serious adverse effects.