Hullo there and hi. Thanx for a great forum. Just wanted to share some observations about Xanax and Valium. In my personal experience... Valium makes me mellow and somewhat relaxed. X's are stronger and last shorter. Both impair my coordination slightly if taken in stronger doses. That being said, I am constantly puzzled about many postings from people writing about how these meds make them feel "great" or "talkative" or "self-assured". For me, the only effect is the ones mentioned above. Period. I am very surprised to find so many postings telling how good people feel on these meds, when used recreationally. At best they make me mellow, most of the time I just nod off after awhile, sleep well and deep and wake up okay but nothing else. I'm truly wondering if it's me, or people in USA having a different definition of the above mentioned states of consciousness. Codein is superb for mellowing and feeling GOOD. Coke makes you zippy and gives you energy to go go go. Speed (all of these have to be good quality, needless to say) lasts long and is preferable when going partying. THESE little illegals are worth my dosh, and gets me where I wanna go. So you might say: why do I bother with Benzos? Well... I'm a lab-rat by nature and always curious tro try new stuff. [READ THE RULES!] Thanx for bearing with me. love peace and pitbulls, o.