1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP
    Dismiss Notice

Effects - Benzo euphoria ?

Discussion in 'Downers and sleeping pills' started by CanadianToker420, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. CanadianToker420

    CanadianToker420 Mercury Member

    Age:
    28
    Reputation Points:
    -70
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    107
    Well swim has always heard people saying they get euphoric on benzo's.. like xanax and valium. But swim doesn't get any euphoria what so ever he just gets relaxed and anxiety free. Swim see's no euphoric proprety's with benzo's. I find them to be boring and I tend to get depressed on them.Any other people like swim?
     
  2. Ontario

    Ontario Silver Member

    Age:
    26
    Reputation Points:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    336
    It wont be so much euphoria like heroin but when SWIM take like 75 or above mg of Tamazepam SWIM get a nice little wave of euphoria a few minutes latter followed by the regular affects.

    SWIM didnt notice any euphoria of Ativan, SWIM actually hates Ativan...sorry I mean lorazepam. Diazepam at higher does did it a bit and alprazolam at higher does of around 10mg.

    SWIM would not reccomend any does that SWIM post about for anyone else as SWIM is not aware of the OP tolerance or other contributeing factors.

    Its allways good to start slow dont forget.

    For SWIM not personally Tamazepam is his fav followed closely by alprazolam, but tamazepam took his heart at a very young age.
     
  3. chibi curmudgeon

    chibi curmudgeon Gold Finger

    Reputation Points:
    2,077
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,453
    Euphoria, per se, isn't really common, though my roommate finds lorazepam gives her a little mood boost. Almost like caffeine, but in addition to the chill feeling. Different people describe psychoactive effects differently; imho being totally relaxed would be nearly indistinguishable from euphoria, for most intents and purposes.
     
  4. psychedelaholic

    psychedelaholic Donating

    Reputation Points:
    912
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    847
    I also find temazepam can feel quite euphoric for the first half hour but this feeling isn't repeated by redosing or even taking it again within the next few days. Nitrazepam is similar in that respect but not quite as euphoric. I find the most euphoric to be snorting midazolam (one of the only benzos that can be snorted) Quite rare to find though. Is probably the most recreational of all benzos in my opinion.
     
  5. Ontario

    Ontario Silver Member

    Age:
    26
    Reputation Points:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    336
    Never tried it.

    SWIM finds takeing a BIG dose of Tamazepam every once in a while really gets SWIM going. A little wave of euphoria before the regular sedateing effects begin to take place.

    SWIM finds Tamazepam to be the best for getting whacked out on. Alprazolam just...doesnt do it for SWIM.
     
  6. no eff eks

    no eff eks Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    300
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    281
    I do not understand benzo euphoria, but it is definitely something I experience when taking a recreational dose of a benzo when I have no tolerance. That euphoric effect seems to dissapear within a couple days of using, and chasing it at that point is almost suicidal. The only way I know of to experience it again is to completely stop using until your body goes back to normal.

    Xanax and Valium (alprazolam and diazepam) seem to make me more "euphoric" than other benzos I've tried like clonazepam or lorazepam. That could definitely be placebo effect though.
     
  7. tweek411

    tweek411 Silver Member

    Age:
    35
    Reputation Points:
    14
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    127
    SWIM finds the one benzo that has REAL intense actual euphoria is Halcion. Other benzo's not so much. Xanax is in 2nd. Klonopin was just terrible
     
  8. Ontario

    Ontario Silver Member

    Age:
    26
    Reputation Points:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    336
    Have you tried Tamazepam, SWIMs personal fav.

    If SWIM does it only one Fridays he seems to get the same effect from SWIM dose everytime, and SWIM will usually throw in half a milligram of Ativan as well.
     
  9. Emin

    Emin Silver Member

    Age:
    24
    Reputation Points:
    181
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    433
    With some, the euphoria comes from being relaxed and totally anxiety free. I never feel relaxed unless on benzos, so this gives me a natural euphoria from the substance's benefits.
     
  10. hillbilly345

    hillbilly345 Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    83
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    124
    Euphoria is a sense of well being. For some one experiencing anxiety or panic, benzos will provide that relief or wellbeing, euphoria.

    Benzos are not meant for recreation. Benzos are meant for short term use or situational use, not prolonged use and abuse.
     
  11. no eff eks

    no eff eks Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    300
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    281
    Never got around to trying temazepam. It's not a very commonly prescribed benzo in the usa as far as I can tell. I was pretty satisfied with any benzo at all, but stuck mostly to xanax and klonopin.

    I no longer take benzos in any amount because I have made way too many horrible decisions while under their influence. My use was always on the high end of recreational, and my behaviors put the safety of myself and others at serious risk many times.

    My control issues are my own, I know many people that enjoy occasional recreational use of benzos... like once every few years. I can't do that.
     
  12. tweek411

    tweek411 Silver Member

    Age:
    35
    Reputation Points:
    14
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    127
    Yes for panic disorder victims like SWIM the benzos can feel like a euphoric slice of heaven. But if your in a normal state of mind (No anxiety/panic attack) Taking a benzo just to try and get high is just flat out moronic! benzo's are not drugs to be messed with just because one wants to get high!!! the withdrawl can kill you! Now if SWIM is suffering from a panic attack a Xanax can be the most euphoric drug on earth just because its making the panic go away and putting SWIM in a normal state of mind. SWIM doesn't understand why people will simple abuse Xanax for NO REASON WHEN THEY ARE NOT AT ALL PANICKING OR dealing with anxiety!! Personally if SWIM Does that and the benzo has no anxiety or panic to kill its useless! And Benzos will eventually make you blackout if you keep popping em. not to mention withdrawl that can be Fatal! I Think the Fatal withdrawl part should be reason enough for anyone not suffering from panic/anxiety disorders not to take benzos. SWIM is now better and doesnt get panic attacks as much and rarely takes Xanax. Halcion is for insomnia but SWIM still trys to take that less because its a benzo.
     
  13. Ontario

    Ontario Silver Member

    Age:
    26
    Reputation Points:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    336
    SWIM suffers from SAD (social anxiety disorder) and GAD. He does not belive in regular medication so instead speaks to a CBT.

    Once a week SWIM will take his medication though (he stock piles this way) and feel completly relaxed and strees free and just slip away watching tv, a slice of heaven indeed.
     
  14. CanadianToker420

    CanadianToker420 Mercury Member

    Age:
    28
    Reputation Points:
    -70
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    107
    Maybe its because I have'nt tried other benzo's. only tried ativan klonopin and oxazepam. Is midazolam prescribed in canada ? could ask my doctor to switch to that instead of clonazepam. Never heard of a benzo that could be snorted haha
     
  15. tdv123

    tdv123

    Reputation Points:
    52
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    221
    Swims never got any feelings of euphoria from any of the benzos he tried (Ativan, Xanax, Valium, Klonopin & Dlamane).

    The closet thing to a benzo that swim has got euphoria from is Ambien, which has a really nice euphoric effect.
     
  16. xJSL

    xJSL Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    249
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    282
    Benzodiazepines really aren't a safe recreational drug, I mean withdrawal is intense, just saying.

    Anyways, I never got any euphoria from temazepam, but I did from diazepam and alprazolam. Temazepam just gave me the usual benzo effects and a little extra amnesia without any mood changes. Diazepam and alprazolam did have slight euphoric qualities, similar to the mood lift you get after a few beers.
     
  17. no eff eks

    no eff eks Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    300
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    281
    ^^ I disagree. Benzos used recreationally are quite safe if use is very infrequent. (talking like pop 1mg xanax every few years and it gets you absolutely giddy)

    It is daily use that causes problems. Sadly, I am not capable of using them anymore because of my addictive nature (recreational becomes daily use within, um, minutes) but not everyone is like me. Part of me is jealous, but I've had plenty of "fun" with benzos at this point.
     
  18. Rightnow289

    Rightnow289 Palladium Member

    Reputation Points:
    1,284
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,672
    The benzo that gives the most euphoric feeling of all of them for me and I've tried pretty much all of them is Halcion. Man that stuff is so good they banned it over here. Xanax comes a close second but you find yourself fiending for more because of the short half life. Lorazepam has more of a half life as does valium though if I have taken a large dose of valium with no dependence and little tolerance I have noticed a slight buzz and warmth off it. This soon goes away after repeated doses.

    As someone else said Benzos really aren't drugs to be messed with.
     
  19. mkultra5979

    mkultra5979 Silver Member

    Age:
    37
    Reputation Points:
    350
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    504
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Greece
    That's an old thread but I really want to share my side of view.
    I've been using prescribed benzodiazepines (alprazolam. diazepam, bromazepam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, clorazepate, and z-drug zolpidem) for GAD, major depression, panic attacks & severe insomnia, for about 2 years. The euphoria (with the precise meaning of the word) of benzos does not really exist, let's be honest!!!
    It's simple. For us who suffer from anxiety that interferes with "normal" life (job, relationships) a single dose of benzo eliminates the tense and provides a "well-being" feeling (until the come down..). That's not euphoria. It's just a "well-being" state.
    Now, if anyone without tolerance consumes a single dose > 1 mg alprazolam or 20 mg diazepam, he will feel calm, well-being and relaxed. This is not euphoria comparing with opiates or cocaine.
    Believe me benzos are a trap, withdrawl from these ****** medicines is a hell, worst than opiates.
    Stay safe.
    Thank you.
     
  20. reef88

    reef88 Silver Member

    Reputation Points:
    350
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,614
    The only euphoric thing about benzos for me is that it takes away my anxiety completely, which is pretty much a luxury for me, as I'm never calmed.