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    Default Xanax + alcohol *possibly distressing*

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    That's really sad I don't really know anything apart from it's effect on the liver

    There would be plenty of reading online however. This one is a start: http://www.drugs.com/xanax.html

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    Thanks refresh good site! I'll be saving that one.

    I've been trying to find info/read most of the day. It's starting to sound like he stopped taking it, rather then over dosing (confusion, brain snaps etc)

    It is very sad. Wish I knew more.

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    Stopped suddenly?

    Very sad:*(

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    Xanax can be used as an antipsychotic so if someone who doesn't actually need it uses it it can actually cause psychosis. Like someone without add using Ritalin for the speed effect iykwim.

    Combined with alcohol I have no idea but I imagine it wouldn't be good. Both are depressants.

    I'll see if I can get some info for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    Xanax can be used as an antipsychotic so if someone who doesn't actually need it uses it it can actually cause psychosis. Like someone without add using Ritalin for the speed effect iykwim.

    Combined with alcohol I have no idea but I imagine it wouldn't be good. Both are depressants.

    I'll see if I can get some info for you.
    Sorry to butt in but that information is wrong. Xanax is basically a sleeping pill in the same class as Valium, not at all an antipsychotic. And antipsychotics can't 'cause' psychosis anyway. Drugs such as speed,acid etc can cause a drug induced psychosis though, which is usually reversible.

    Sorry to hear about your friend, it is hard to know what is going on but long term alcoholics can get dementia, which would be irreversible. Or he may have severe depression, or a drug induced psychosis if he takes other hard drugs such as the ones I mentioned.

    I hope he gets better

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    Hmm it is very sudden. Google alcoholic encephalopathy, it sounds like that's what they are talking about. But again we don't really know, he may have had a stroke or something not even related to alcohol!

    You are right, in most cases it is quite easily treatable with antipsychotics (well, and getting off the drugs).

    Fx he improves

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Hmm it is very sudden. Google alcoholic encephalopathy, it sounds like that's what they are talking about. But again we don't really know, he may have had a stroke or something not even related to alcohol!

    You are right, in most cases it is quite easily treatable with antipsychotics (well, and getting off the drugs).

    Fx he improves
    Thank you 4under4, I know your right & it may be something completely unrelated but everything I heard thus far seems to match up perfectly with your alcoholic encephalopathy link.

    I'll be seeing friends again today & hopefully they'll have an update.

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    The first thing I thought of was Korsakoff's syndrome. Here is a link with some info on it... There could be so many things though. I guess it will just be a wait and see game. I hope yhour friend can recover.


 

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