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Snorting - Got some xannies. What does snorting them do?

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by nevergoback, May 4, 2012.

  1. nevergoback

    nevergoback Newbie

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    I just got prescribed 50 pills of Xanac. 0.25mg each.
    If I crush and snort a couple of these will I get high?
    I've used benzos recreationally before (oxazapam, diazpam, and taken xanax bars)
    However never by snorting them.
    I have heard that snorting xanax gives you a bit of a high and buzz? is that true?
    I was thinking of snorting 0.5mg tonight and see what happens.
    I'm a recovering meth addict trying to find substitutions of escape. :)
     
  2. EternalReality

    EternalReality Silver Member

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    no you won't get high. people have their "opinions" and say they get F'ed up on xanax by snorting them but xanax is NOT water-soluble so xanax wouldn't be absorbed through mucous membranes which makes snorting useless. the only xanax you will get in your system is the stuff in your nose that drips down your throat into your stomach leaving a horrible taste. it's a FACT not a opinion. and read the rules. drugs-forum rules say to not post threads that have already been discussed. search the forum first.
     
  3. catseye

    catseye Gold Member

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    The oral availability of alprozolam (xanax) is between 80-100% anyway, so there's really no need to snort it. It works just fine the way it is meant to be ingested :)

    Snorting will only fill your nose with fillers and binders - consider the size of the pill, and the amount in mg of the active ingredient....the alprozolam only represents a teeny portion of the tablet, everything else is junk.

    Do be careful, ok?
    You end your post with the statement that you are a recovering meth (methamphetamine? methadone?) addict and are looking to 'substitute' with another substance...I'm sure you are familiar with the high addiction potential of benzos, the rapidly increasing tolerance, and the potentially difficult and drawn out withdrawals when coming off?

    If there's any support you might want, maybe popping over to the Addiction and Recovery forum would help?
    Be safe :vibes:
     
  4. reef88

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    I disagree. The only way for a person to enjoy snorting Xanax is for them to have no tolerance, therefore the amount the gets through the membrane cause a noticeable impact on such person, the rest goes down the throat.

    However, if you have tolerance, snorting 2 pills of 2mg won't do much, if anything at all.
     
  5. catseye

    catseye Gold Member

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    Drug forum rules also say to play nicely and not take an unnecessarily hostile tone towards other members ;)
    Water solubility rates are impacted by the body's pH, just because something is not soluble does NOT mean it can't be snorted. The nasal passages have a pH of around 6 I believe...alprazolam dissolves far better at a very low pH (8-10 mg/ml at pH 1.6), but even at a higher level some of the active ingredient would make it into the bloodstream via the nasal mucosa.
    Fact :)

    Laihanen et al, Solubility and intrinsic dissolution rate of alprazolam crystal modifications, Pharm Dev Technol., 1996;1(4):373-80.

    Oral is far more effective, and safer (as in, no binders or junk to clog up and damage the very delicate nasal membranes).
     
  6. EternalReality

    EternalReality Silver Member

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    yes but the drug forum rules say "do not purposely flame people" which i did not flame or disrespect anybody in any way. just because YOU may have assumed that i was being disrespectful means nothin. no offense but the whole "tone" thing really doesn't apply through text. i cant set a tone using words i type. and even if "SOME of the xanax COULD" make it into the bloodstream via snorting does not mean that it is effective enough to use. plus between the active/unactive ingredient ratio the fillers/binders would be a "blocker" so the little bit that can get through the mucous membranes might not even reach it. Fact
     
  7. reef88

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    Look dude I don't need to know any information from internet or books, I have snorted Xanax before and it hit me like a motherfucker, it only lasted about an hour though.
     
  8. EternalReality

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    well them it was most likely placebo affect. if something is not possible, than it's not possible. you have your OPINION and i have my FACTS. good day.
     
  9. reef88

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    Placebo, ha yeah right. It's not an opinion by the way, experience is fact. All you have is some info you read on the internet somewhere.
     
  10. EternalReality

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    actually no i have information that i read on multiple sources and forums. i have snorted xanax many times, and to no avail. my buddies and i have snorted xanax and did not work better than orally. there are hundreds of debates about this particular situation. and no experience is not fact. if you experience a high from xanax, it could be placebo so it is not fact. but i won't argue with you because personally i snort xanax occasionally just because i like to snort it and i enjoy the drip. "Alprazolam is a white crystalline powder, which is soluble in methanol or ethanol but which has no appreciable solubility in water at physiological pH." http://www.rxlist.com/xanax-drug.htm just one of my many sources. you have your right to your opinions and facts as well as i do. i do not wish to argue with you. it is possible for "some" xanax to be absorbed but most likely no. i am not saying you are wrong but i am not saying i am wrong either. and i have known for people to have pure xanax powder without active ingredient which could make snorting better. have a nice day. and btw i have multiple sources. i am not a skeptic and i do not rely on 1 website or book for information. i also have asked many docters.
     
  11. reef88

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    lol ok bro. It's definitely better to take it orally, but if you say you can snort Xanax and it won't do anything at all, you're wrong, that's all I'm saying. Peace out yo
     
  12. EternalReality

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    no i agree with you on the fact that snorting xanax does something. what i would do a few years back is i would snort 1mg xanax (blue footballs) after did a extraction using ethanol. and it was extremely effective.
     
  13. reef88

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    Oh that's cool, I didn't know about that. I'm kinda lazy doing stuff to drugs anyway, I'd rather take them as the are.
     
  14. Mr. Grindhouse

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    Someone was telling me that both of these answers are good representations of the answer to your question. Yes, Xanax is not water soluble so it does not get absorbed by your mucus membranes at a rate that is efficient enough for the desired effect. Given enough time, most things can be absorbed partially thought the membranes. He thinks it is this characteristic which allows people to get high from snorting because they have a low tolerance or body chemistry that makes them more susceptible to xanax.

    He would also recommend taking them sublingually. Yea, the taste is terrible (thats why he loves klonopin) but its the best way...he takes vicodin the same way.
     
  15. EternalReality

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    Mr. Grindhouse, using xanax sublingually (under the tongue) would work just about as much as snorting would. which is not very efficient. when you melt a medicine under your tounge it gets absorbed by the membranes under your tounge, but it cannot be absorbed (well atleast most of it can't ) through the membranes under your tongue if it is not water soluble. if xanax can't be absorbed by snorting because it is not water soluble what makes you think it would be able to be absorbed under the tongue when it STILL has to be water soluble. and most of the medicine would just be spitted out because of the horrid taste or it would be swallowed. your basically just hurting your taste buds while taking xanax un efficiently
     
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    Omg it all surreal now, I've take Xanax sublungually many times, it has a quicker and hard effect on me. So quit reading books bro, or internet articles.
     
  17. Mr. Grindhouse

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    Clonazepam is not water soluble, but can be absorbed sublingually. However, it is lipid soluble...which is the important part.

    And it is possible to dissolve a pill in your mouth without swallowing any, ya know ;)
     
  18. EternalReality

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    yes it's possible to escape from maximum security prison but it's hard. not saying that melting a pill under your tongue is hard but most in this case xanax, has on of the worst tastes ever, and if you were to melt it under your tongue you might accidently spit it out or swallow it. and actually you will end up swallowing SOME of the pill. it might not be a lot but some of it. but when using pills sublingually i like to crush it up into a powder and then lift up my tongue and "lay " the powder under my tongue. and Clonazepam can be absorbed under the tongue but i didn't feel the need to tell the OP that considering we were talking about xanax (alprazolam) not Clonazepam.
     
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    And all my friend is saying is that you can in fact sublingual xanax (like clonazepam) Whether you enjoy the taste, thats up to you...the snorting is hard for me to decide on...since it is not water soluble, but my friend felt damn near euphoric the first time he railed one. He rarely uses xanax in general, but has two bars laying around if he feels so inclines as to put half under his tongue and rail the other half...in the name of science.

    Mr. Grindhouse added 1 Minutes and 30 Seconds later...

    'hasn't used in a while" is a better phrase...
     
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  20. EternalReality

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    well railing a 2mg bar is a bad idea. considering the pill itself weighs more than 1 gram but there is only 2 mg of xanax in the bar so its 2/1000 of the pill. and on top of that some of the pill goes down your throat or in your lungs or falls out, and xanax is not water soluble so unless you do an ethanol extraction there would be no use. and xanax is not lipid soluble

    EternalReality added 6 Minutes and 53 Seconds later...

    so just because you take xanax sublingually and snort it and you feel something means it is a fact? no it does not. i don't just read books or internet articles. my friends and i have done many "drug trials" and we have attempted to use xanax sublingually - didnt work snorting-didnt work oral- worked. i have also asked several doctors if doing these methods work on XANAX they said no. infact about a month and a half ago i OD on xanax and had to go to the ER i was sitting in the bed and i had to sit with the nurse for 3 days and asked them they said no. i also read internet websites such as the website for the company that makes xanax and it says it is not soluble. you have YOUR experience and i have multiple recourses including my friends and my experience
     
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