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Re: Any little-known benzos that could be helpful?

Posted by jonhed on June 21, 2016, at 16:48:08

In reply to Re: Any little-known benzos that could be helpful? jonhed, posted by Horse on June 21, 2016, at 16:14:04

Now i have to say this, and don't take it as me being a besserwisser.

Z-drugs do NOT cross-tolerance with benzodiazepines.

I know this for a fact(!) as i have abused benzodiazepines for almost 10 years, and when my dose was on 20mg alprazolam per day, or at 40mg clonazepam per day, or at 200mg diazepam per day (i know it's huge doses, but after some years you don't feel a thing, and even my near relatives and friends didn't notice if i was on 20mg klonopin, neither did i. Thats what abuse do to you), i could eat 20mg of zopiclone or 20mg of zolpidem and be completely "out of it".

In the "addiction community" the cost of an zolpidem or zopiclone pill is far more expensive then normal benzos just because of this reason.

Even now when i'm "clean", i rotate between them and have done it for 1 year, and every time it gives me the initial effect when i rotate between z-drugs and normal benzos.

Even my pdoc say the same thing, and i've talked to several pdocs about it, and they are concerned about the illegal market because if a doctor nows that your tolerance for benzos is high, there are no need to worry if one comes in to the clinic and have taken 10-20 xanax. But when the person carries with them a handful of z-drugs to, you get locked in sometimes in the psychiatric ward cause of the danger with people who thinks that it has a cross tolerance.

Now i was super clear with this, but it is very important to know. Harm reduction is everything.


Back to the subject!

I will update you guys on how the memantine works for me! :-)

Good night.


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