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Re: Are Benzodiazepines Like Alcohol?

Posted by Phillip Marx on January 14, 2000, at 0:27:04

In reply to Re: Are Benzodiazepines Like Alcohol?, posted by Sam on January 5, 2000, at 1:08:08

> In my opinion, benzodiazepines used as prescribed bear little resemblance to alcohol intoxication. There is no "buzz" or inebriation when used properly, also I think there is less impairment of judgement and other mental faculties. People unacustomed to them or who take large doses may experience some inebriation but generally fall asleep. They also are much less likely to intensify aggressiveness like alcohol can. I also think they are different from other sedatives like barbiturates, meprobamate, methaqualone etc..

Hmmm. I “didn’t” feel any buzz, and no psychomotor inebriation. I didn’t even know or believe I “was” affected. Lots flowed, which I have severely restricted since. Lots of text flowing easily is a “good” thing to me. I am restricting discourse length (ha, dis-course, geez), not being rude. My judgement felt so unaffected that I defended it. I don’t know what alcohol drunk feels like. But I sure did suddenly learn to enjoy not having to fight rules that took more thought than I had time left for, before lights out. No one gets mad at me during the day. Only my first and last half-hour seems at risk. Good to know. Glad I found out so inexpensively. Cheap, except for the uproar. Abstract writing can attract more attention than is wanted, even from those who don’t want to give it.

For example:

I pasted that response in full HTML with beautiful formatting (exactly matching the APA DSM-IV) and it turned into formatting babble that actually insults MY skills. No wonder other people felt insulted. I don’t think getting my HTML books back is going to help.





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