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Mixing Xanax with alcohol

Mixing Xanax with alcohol

Thinking about mixing Xanax with alcohol?

In this article, we weigh in on the risks and dangers of combining Xanax with alcohol. What happens in your body when you mix Xanax with alcohol?  Can you die from Xanax and alcohol combinations? What else can go wrong? Read on to learn more. At the end of the article, additional questions about mixing Xanax and alcohol are welcomed.

Xanax and alcohol effects

Used therapeutically as a treatment for anxiety, Xanax (alprazolam) can also cause feelings of relaxation and sometimes euphoria. So can you get high off Xanax?  Yes, taking Xanax can make you feel high. Some people like to enhance the euphoric effects of taking Xanax by mixing it with alcohol. In fact, some people have reported some of the following as pleasant Xanax and alcohol effects:

  • drowsiness
  • euphoria
  • relaxation
  • numbness

But there’s a dark side as well. Xanax chemically reacts with alcohol, having an additive effect in the body and brain when combined. That means that the effects of BOTH the alcohol and Xanax are intensified when taken together, which can be dangerous and cause overdose.  How long does Xanax stay in the blood?  For several days after use, or longer if you are a chronic user.

Dangers of mixing Xanax and alcohol

When alcohol is taken with Xanax, dangerous side effects can occur. This is mainly because mixing alcohol and Xanax can intensify the effects of both alcohol and Xanax. This additive effect goes both ways. The Xanax you’re taking can enhance the effects of the alcohol itself. Alcohol is a sedative drug and when combined with Xanax can cause trouble concentrating and difficulty with coordination, which can put you at risk of accidents. Xanax also heightens the intoxication you experience from alcohol, which can be potentially deadly – you may inadvertently experience alcohol poisoning, even if you can normally safely drink the same amount. Some other potentially dangerous effects of mixing Xanax with alcohol include:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • loss of consciousness
  • shallow breathing
  • impaired coordination
  • memory problems/blacking out
  • overdose
  • slowed heart rate

Xanax and alcohol overdose

Your risk of overdose on Xanax directly increases when Xanax is used with alcohol. The effects of both drugs are much stronger together than taken separately. Doctors recommend never mixing Xanax and alcohol. If you take a daily dose of the medication, you should probably abstain from alcohol completely.

Xanax and alcohol deaths

Alcohol is one of the most common drugs that’s used in combination with Xanax, but drinking while on Xanax can cause death. Even normal doses of Xanax are dangerous to take with alcohol. If you abuse Xanax or take more than a normal prescription dose, you might overdose or even die. The only way to avoid these risks is to decide not to drink at all while on Xanax.

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Is it safe to drink on Xanax?

No, it is not safe to drink on Xanax. Again, mixing Xanax and alcohol enhances the most dangerous effects of both drugs. If you’re not sure how far apart to space your Xanax and that beer, you should ask your prescribing doctor for more information on taking Xanax and drinking safely. But the FDA warns against mixing the two at all, under any circumstances.

Mixing Xanax alcohol questions

Do you still have questions about mixing Xanax with alcohol or other substances? Please leave your Xanax or alcohol use questions here. We try our best to answer all questions personally, and promptly. And if we don’t know the answer, we will refer you to someone who can help. Your experiences with mixing Xanax and alcohol are also welcome.

Reference Sources: NIAAA pamphlet: Harmful Interactions, Mixing Alcohol with Medicines
DailyMed: Xanax
MedLine Plus: Alprazolam

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143 Responses to “Mixing Xanax with alcohol
Jack
8:01 pm August 13th, 2012

20 mg of alprazolam with vodka – how would one react to that?

Depressed
12:16 am December 1st, 2013

I have taken 12mg of Xanax and a half liter of rum so far. Am I in any danger of overdosing?

5:29 pm December 1st, 2013

Hello Depressed. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for emergency medical advice.

Anonimouse
2:21 am July 8th, 2014

Hi! My mom is prescribed Xanax and she drinks 4-8 glasses of wine daily. She blacks out every night. What can I do to Have a doctor stop prescribing her this drug?

Scott
10:46 am October 24th, 2014

Jack,
While I can’t address the lethality of that much Xanax mixed with vodka, I will say that there is NO therapeutic reason to take so much Xanax. Unless you eat it by the bowlful daily, 4-5 mg in one pop with knock you out.

Bob
2:51 am December 20th, 2014

This is a very irresponsible article. If one were not permitted to drink while on Xanax, the FDA would have a label warning on Xanax. There is none except that it may intensify drowsiness.

1:07 pm December 23rd, 2014

Hello Bob. If the label doesn’t explicitly say you shouldn’t take Xanax and drink alcohol with it, it doesn’t mean you should. This is an article that explains why people shouldn’t mix the two substances, there are real risks and dangers.

Jim
10:13 pm December 25th, 2014

I take 1 to 2 mg of Xanax at a time And I chew them and swallow them with a beer I’ve never had a problem. But I don’t slam beer either I pace myself so that I don’t get sloppy drunk I guess I’ve found my comfort zone and it works for me. To be honest if I don’t drink beer I need more Xanax I’ve been known to take 7 bars at once. I didn’t remember much for a few days everything eventually came back to me and I had done some pretty stupid shit

oscar
6:47 am December 26th, 2014

im on xanax and drink a lot, always black out, loss of memory…din’t know i can die

daniel
3:27 am December 27th, 2014

Looking for peace of mind. About a year back I had 5 or 6 glasses of wine over the course of four hours with dinner, finished my last drink before 1030. About 4 hours later I took .35mg of xanax, it was 2:30. I remember laying in bed and going to sleep but waking up 2 1/2 hrs. later feeling like I hadn’t slept at all, and was scared I left the house and did god knows what, but had no memory other than laying in bed falling asleep and waking up. I did not feel intoxicated at all whatsoever when I took the Xanax. My question would be, if this would be sufficient to cause a blackout or if its a far More likely I just fell asleep?

Gregory
5:32 am December 27th, 2014

I have taken 10 xanax and a couple glasses of wine. Feeling drowsiness and somewhat awkward when gettingup and walking. Feeling very sleepy

12:20 pm December 29th, 2014

Hi Gregory. . Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for emergency medical advice or if things are getting progressively worse-Call 911 or have someone drive you to the ER.

Almost Dead
7:28 am December 30th, 2014

The description above is exactly what can, and did happen to me. I took about 8 mg of Xanax during the earlier parts of one day. Later that night, I some drinks with friends and was wasted on about half of what I could normally drink. After a short while, my friends took me home where I was dizzy and clumsy, I fell hitting my head, knocking myself out. An ambulance was called. While on the way to the hospital, I stopped breathing and my heart stopped. Yah, I dead for over 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Lucky for me, the paramedics revived me.
Definitely, Do NOT take ANY Xanax with alcohol! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You may not be so lucky :-( :-( :-(

babygirl
10:14 am January 5th, 2015

I have talen 7 Xanax1mg (I’m only meant to take 2 one in the morning and one at night ) and I am drinking straight vodka…will I be alright

Lives Lost and Changed Forever
9:05 pm January 11th, 2015

My older sister habitually used Xanax and alcohol. Although everyone warned her and pleaded for her to stop she didn’t. One day, only 3 miles from where I live she was alone driving in that state. She blew a stop sign and killed someone. One persons’ life is over, my sister now is spending 11 years in State Prison. Folks, it is not worth whatever high you think you are getting. Think before you dose or drink & drive.

2:47 pm January 15th, 2015

Babygirl, NO, you won’t be alright! Call 911 or have someone drive you to the hospital. You need to have your stomach pumped and be medically supervised.

rakesh
2:23 am January 21st, 2015

I am on alprazolam and now got dependance ….i take 0.25mg 4 hourly sometes more.I suffer from anxiety and paNic disorder.
I staarted drinking alcohol 3rd time ……drink more than a half and a quarter bottels…..abt.650 ml 75percent proof.
amI in danger of dying?
what should I do?
all answers will be appreciated

1:14 pm January 26th, 2015

Hi Rakesh. I’d suggest you find a clinic or a treatment center that can help you safely quit alcohol use, and detox you from the alprazolam as well. Mixing these two substances isn’t safe and you should definitely stop this habit.

John
4:10 am January 30th, 2015

I am 16 and have never taken Xanax before. I have drank alcohol though. I would like to know what would happen if I take a 2mg Xanax that a friend gave me with 2 or 3 beers. I would really like it to help me sleep without being able to wake up due to noise near my room for the night. I have had trouble sleeping because of the noise and really need a deep sleep that I won’t be disturbed from. Will this work? Just need 1 good sleep. Any advice??

10:46 pm January 30th, 2015

Hi John. Mixing alcohol and CNS depressants will not help you get a deep sleep or feel rested. Instead, I’d suggest you find another place to sleep in for the night. Sorry that the noise is unbearable.

John
5:09 am January 31st, 2015

Thanks for the answer but can you provide more info? My friend said it will knock me out for the night. Don’t plan on doing this on a regular basis – probably just once – really need a good nights sleep. Thanks

12:29 pm February 2nd, 2015

Hello again, John. Alcohol can increase the risk of certain Xanax side effects, and mental problems, such as anxiety or panic disorders may be induced. Both Xanax (Alprazolam) and alcohol are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which means they can both slow the activity of the brain. So. that’s why it is recommended to avoid any alcohol while on Xanax treatment.

David
12:49 pm February 7th, 2015

At max take 0.5mg and 2 to 5 drinks of beer, and not often. Im guessing this is okay?
I can’t believe the people here and how they are talking so much xanax and then drinking so much high percentage alcohol. Your putting a massive load on your liver and depressing your central nervous system. You may sleep anf not wake up. When your dead that’s it.

GiGi
12:36 am February 9th, 2015

Hello, I stumbled upon this site and am so glad that I did. I met and started dating a guy back in September, 2014 who retired in November from a 20 year law enforcement career. He had served 20 previously in the military. Since retirement, he’s gone from prompt, extremely reliable, dependable and outgoing extrovert, to a confrontational, introverted, sluggish and disoriented, recluse. I suspect he may have used Xanax to help with anxiety after 2 highly stressful careers but may have started mixing Xanax with alcohol. Based upon some of the comments from the other readers, he’s exhibiting classic symptoms of Instead of getting up at 6:00 a.m., he’s “comatose-like” sleeping until 11:00 a.m. and he also sleeps during the day. He doesn’t hear phones ringing, doorbells, televisions or door knocking. I’m not convinced that a bottle of wine, which he has consumed alone or 18 cans of beer consumed within a 7-day period would cause the kind of inebriation he’s experiencing. The scary part of this ordeal, is that he doesn’t recall emotional events. He proposed to me during church service in mid December, now as of January 29th when he’s rapidly starting to deteriorate, he hasn’t called me or visited me. He refuses to drive–actually a good thing– but now he wont talk, text, or call me.
He has no family here in this state and lives alone. When I try to contact him, he refuses to answer and was hostile during the last communication. I only tried to awaken him when a delivery driver contacted me to say they were at his front door. He neither answered his phone nor the door after incessant knocking and calling as of 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Apparently the television had been on all night. Is there any way to reach out to him? I tried contacting the only family member I was able to locate, but he in a roundabout way stated that we were not married and there was nothing he felt the right to divulge… How can I help my friend?

Becky
7:59 pm February 27th, 2015

I take 0.5 – 1 mg of Xanax a day, and I drink casually all day, until nighttime where I drink much quicker. I have not once blacked out from it, nor have I had any other additional side effects, other than the fact i get tired earlier at night. Also, I don’t take Xanax to get high, for it never produces that effect for me. I have really bad panic disorder and anxiety. I don’t drink to get drunk, either, just to reduce my anxieties. Explain why I have never blacked out or even gotten extremely drunk from it. I usually just drink light beer, so could that be it? I may drink like 4 heavy beers though and like 12 light beers. But still, I get nothing like the people I’m the comments here.

Andrew
7:16 am March 1st, 2015

I’m on a really low dose of alprazolam, 0.25mg as needed for panic attacks. I have no interest in mixing it with alcohol deliberately, so my question is this: if I start feeling like I need to take one but have already had, say, one or two beers, would taking the alprazolam be realistically dangerous? I mean, is it actually worth suffering through a panic attack just to avoid combining these two drugs at any dose?

12:12 pm March 2nd, 2015

Hi Andrew. Taking alcohol and alprazolam together at the same time is never recommended. You should keep in mind the range of decrease in BAC (blood alcohol concentrations), which is 10-20mg% per hour. In general populations, after drinking one pint of beer, the body takes about two hours to break it down.

Penny
6:16 am March 15th, 2015

Is taking Xanax the day after you got mild alcohol poisoning bad?

help
1:36 am March 17th, 2015

i took my xanrx two times daily. i havr dtank twrlvr beers today. i have blood pressure broblems and feeling vrry ill. i have problems in my life and worried about my daughter killing herself with heroin. i do not want her to die before me. Please replie I tried dr. Phil can’t get through.

1:52 pm March 19th, 2015

Hello Help. I’d suggest you call someone who can drive you to the hospital or if your symptoms are getting worse Call 911. Please react fast!

James
1:13 am April 10th, 2015

2 .5 mg xanax and bottle of beer I’m freaking out

j raww
7:43 am April 19th, 2015

I took 2 mg Xanax and 2 shots will I b ok :-(

mike
10:11 am April 19th, 2015

uh, ok, for newbies maybe. But I’ve taken up to 5 mg of Xanax with a shitload of vodka (10 plus drinks) and just fell asleep and felt better the next day. Xanax helps with the depression effects of the hangover.

3:08 pm April 21st, 2015

Hi J Raww. How are you feeling? I believe you should be OK, but if you start experiencing unusual and unwanted symptoms I encourage you to seek medical help.

D Walker
10:20 am May 2nd, 2015

Since my husband died I have been taking 2. Xanax, 2 restoril and lots of gin every night. It really helps me get through the night.

D Walker
12:37 pm May 9th, 2015

I have been using 2 xanax, 2 restoril, and a pint or so of gin a night for a while. It’s the first thing I have found to help me relax and sleep. I don’t ever go over that amount.

RJ
4:41 pm May 11th, 2015

My question is about my daughter and the addiction. She has been through an in patient treatment center and went through detox with that. She was in there for over 30 days and was sober for that entire time. It has now been about 6 months and she is back on the Xanax and consuming alcohol with it. She said she cannot physically go with out it now, her body requires it. She says she wants to get help again but she says that she wants to be a normal young adult and be able to drink with her friends. She suffers from depression and will have to be on something. At what point will treatment help and is there something else she could take for her depression and still be able to consume alcoholl? I want her to be safe. She lives alone and not close to family and don’t want anything to happen to her.

Jade
1:35 am May 14th, 2015

i have a question about a possible effect of mixing large amounts of alcohol and Xanax. A friend of mine did take very large amounts of both and he has been sober of both for about two or three days and ever since he took all that he has seemed like a completely different person. He has no emotions and it’s very confusing and weird to me. If anyone could tell me if this is a possible effect that would be very helpful.

10:46 am May 14th, 2015

Hi Jade. Alcohol and medicines, especially when mixed together produce a range of different and possibly dangerous side-effects. Different individuals react in various ways to such binges, and not all effects have been recorded by the medical community. He should be examined by a doctor, which also may run some additional tests to determine what the problem seems to be.

David
9:29 pm May 15th, 2015

Please please please do not drink and take xanax at the same time. My brother just died. This is no joke……

12:51 pm May 18th, 2015

Hello David. I’m very sorry for your loss and thank you for taking the time to warn others who might put themselves at such risk. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy
4:48 am June 11th, 2015

I suspect my daughter is taking xanex along with alcohol she goes from being fine to having what I call thick tongue she starts slurring her words then becomes confused and clumsy she forgets what she said from one moment to the next and Denys taking anything at all when questioned.. oh she gets a big case of hiccups too. I don’t know what is happening or how to fix it .. However she has a small child they both live with me and I of course take care of him when she is like this. When she is not high she is a good mother .. How do I pinpoint if iit is xanex she is taking or not .. I don’t know much about any drugs or how they effect people

Jamie
3:13 am June 12th, 2015

My husband took four 1mg Xanax and drank 1/2 gallon of whiskey. Should i be worried and how long will the effects last.

3:26 pm June 12th, 2015

Hi Jamie. Yes, especially if he’s new in using Xanax and doesn’t have any tolerance to the medication. Anyway, this is not a safe combination and I’d suggest you take him to the hospital if symptoms worsen.

Greg
4:50 pm June 14th, 2015

If one consumes a LOT of beer, how many mgs. of Xanax would get you to the fatal point?
I have a tolerance for beer and Xanax, so I am concerned about the limit.

Nelly
9:27 am June 15th, 2015

A friend just died from this combination. Don’t do it. Get help. You may not die the first time or the fith time or the fiftieth time but get clean or die

Jeremiah
10:53 pm June 15th, 2015

I take 1mg with a few shots of 151 and feel great. I am in exceptional shape at 26 years age. I wouldn’t suggest it if you are young and small but if u and I relate I say give it a try. Just remember, everything is managed in moderation

Cathy
3:08 am June 17th, 2015

I take .25 milligrams as needed I’m probably generally taking one pill a week or less. I don’t drink much but once in awhile I have a glass of wine it never even occurred to me that maybe on the same day that I took a xanax that later that night I shouldn’t have a glass of wine.

j
5:46 am June 17th, 2015

I was wondering if 20 or so mg of it mixed with a bottle of booze would kill me

Harry
9:03 am June 17th, 2015

I am on 2 mg Xanax 1 mg morning and 1 mg at night but because I was unable to sleep I started drinking now I can drink nearly half a bottle with the prescribed doze and still can’t sleep more than 3-4 hours..

Veronica
8:54 pm June 22nd, 2015

My 16 year old daughter died May 31,2015 from an overdose but it wasn’t suicide,she was on other meds for depression,sleep disorders and birth control,well on this day she asked her stepmother is she could have one of her oxicodin because she didn’t feel good and the stupid woman gave it to her,now my daughter is gone…..

11:56 am June 23rd, 2015

Hello Veronica. I’m very sorry for your loss. I have no words or wisdom that would ever soothe your pain. But, don’t suffer alone and find a therapist that can help you cope and stay strong.

Nicole
7:53 am June 24th, 2015

What if I have a couple of drinks and end up having a panic attack and need to take my Xanax can I take even half a tablet?

Greg
7:44 pm June 25th, 2015

I am truly at wits end am taking in a lot of alcohol with a large amount of Xanax available. How do I keep from going to the next step??????

Greg
4:40 pm June 28th, 2015

Nicole: I too suffer from panic attacks if I awaken at night. I am prescribed (3) 1mg Xanax at bedtime and have washed them down with a beer. Sleep like a baby the entire night. You really have to go overboard with the meds and alcohol to put you in any real danger AS LONG as you stay home and off the road!

Romario
7:36 am July 3rd, 2015

Hi I’m 20 years old and I’ve been drinking on a daily basis ( well not daily but pretty close to daily) since I was 13-14…I had a stroke around 15 and ever since then my anxiety symptoms feel like I’m about to have a stroke but I’m mentally good its just the physical feeling…about a month ago I was prescribed alprazolam 1mg once a day for anxiety because one day I chocked on a tortilla chips and it kinda traumatized me and ever since then my anxiety has risen…I didn’t stop drinking (only time I stopped was for about a month when I was in basic training ) and I went to the doctor and everything was fine so he prescribed me alprazolam and I didn’t know its interaction with alprazolam…I’m not depressed although I am tired of feeling neasous and having back pains….I had a major alchol binge last Sunday and I woke up feeling good but recently I’ve been feeling even more neasous and I’m a nervous guy I have a high alcohol tolerance and I wanna drink at least one or two bud lights….would this be bad..and also I ha sent drank since that Sunday and I’ve been feeling really weak and tired…would a drink help me?

Bryan
7:24 am July 11th, 2015

I had a pint of beer about 2 hours ago. Is it safe to take a Xanax pill?

Lola
4:30 am July 13th, 2015

took 0.5 mgs of Alprazolam and had 1/2 glass of white wine 7 hours later. How dangerous is that please. Thank you.

Barb
6:13 pm July 16th, 2015

I am a senior and take one 2.5 Xanax at bedtime for anxiety. I have two cocktails every night and wine with dinner. About 2-3 hours passes before I take the Xanax. Am I at risk for symptoms described, i.e. dizziness, loss of coordination, etc. in your article?

Melanie
8:59 pm July 19th, 2015

I drank vodka yesterday from noon til 10pm. Hungover this morning, lots of anxiety and depression so took .5 mg if Xanax. Should I be worried? What side effects should I look out for to seek medical attention.

John
11:14 am July 20th, 2015

I have taken 10-16mg of xanax with 8-12 standard drinks every night for the past 3 years. Finally i am slowly weening myself off it. I do black out most nights have im 28, have i done some permanent brain damage or is it reversible

Sabrina
12:09 pm July 21st, 2015

Went to California for vacation with a couple of friends. One of them told me that I should just take idk 4 to 5 pills of Xanax. She said it was a low dose. Before this I had about 4 to 5 beers. Woke up the next day (which was the day we left to come home) also I was supposed to drive. Drove a bit and I told the girls in the car that I wasn’t feeling well. They took me to an IHOP. Slept most of the time there, took two bites of my pancake. Once we started to leave I throw up all over the table. All I’m getting at is don’t fuck with pills and alcohol at the same time. :( Felt like I was going to die. Also had a hard time lying to my parents that why I was sick was because of the elevation. Never felt so pathetic.

Denver Doll
4:24 pm July 25th, 2015

I was recently prescribed Xanax, and had taken my dosage (1 to 2 pills as needed) 48 hrs before consuming alcohol. I did not know until I had ‘the spins’ and started vomiting violently that both drugs had intensified after only 2 drinks during a 3 hour period. Thank you for this info. So thankful I was home and not alone. I am 44 and have never reacted like that to alcohol-which I rarely drink anyway. Lesson learned. Please be careful and pay attention to how your prescriptions affect you. If you are looking to sleep, consult your Dr about a different rx. If you are looking for a cheap high- these are not the drugs to mix. My mix was accidental and I had a horrible night; do not mix Xanax and alcohol!!!

Hurting
1:56 am July 29th, 2015

Have script for 1mg xanax three times a day. Don’t take this much, only one at night if I can’t sleep. Don’t drink due to possible interaction with other med. Lost job recently and am having hard time finding another one even with management experience and time in US military. Need to help husband support our 15 year old son. Also have chronic pain from nursing. Pain meds $52 no insurance. Have taken four 1mg xanax and over half of 6% etoh bottle of wine in last couple hours. Don’t know what to do.

Mel
12:47 am July 30th, 2015

I take 4 pills a day of xanax. .50 MG each. I also drink on top of it. My dr has prescribed up to 6 pills a day. With my depression I sometimes drink heavily.

Terence
5:13 am August 3rd, 2015

I have intentionally mixed xanax with alcohol on a regular basis for a couple of years. I discovered that it’s true what ‘they’ say….. combining the two intensifies the effects. I never take it during the day nor do I drink alcohol… until evening comes. I like to wash back 2mg of alprazolam with a cold beer and probably 2mg more when I switch to rum. I try to exercise during the day, but I think I have a dangerous addiction that needs to stop. I have run out of xanax and gone without for many months, but then I’ll eventually get more.

Ralph
8:52 pm August 4th, 2015

Small amounts of alcohol (1-3) drinks with small amounts of Xanax (.25mg-.5mg) will not kill you. Yes, the effects will be intensified. Be careful when mixing drugs. Drink a lot of water too.

JASON
10:10 pm August 7th, 2015

I was recently prescribed xanex .25 mg for anxiety. I have always been a casual drinker. I have been taking one .25 xanex around 10am and would like to know if is safe for me to have 2-3 drinks later in the day. Please any suggestions or input would help. Thank you.

Pete, M.D
6:51 am August 12th, 2015

As a medical doctor, let me explain the situation. This article is fear mongering at its best. At worst, the combination on Xanax and alcohol would cause you to pass out before causing a deadly combination or synergistic effect. Now mixing pain medication, such as Hydrocodone, is a double whammy of depressants that can actually cause you to have respiratory failure and die. This combo causes a death every 15 minutes.

I am not a doctor, but I play one on TV

deb
3:57 am August 13th, 2015

I have taken a xanax 0.5 and drank 3 glasses of wine….Is this dangerous?

Lynn
4:25 am August 15th, 2015

I drank 2 glasses of wine at 6-7pm. Took Xanax .25mg along with my antidepressents, 100mg Anafranil, 500mg of Depakote. Will I be alright!

12:03 pm August 17th, 2015

Hello Lynn. How many hour apart did you drink the wine and take the pills? I suggest you call the Poison Control Center to talk about the possible risks and what you should do in case of overdose with a poison expert. Their number is 1-800-222-1222 and it’s a free helpline.

Lynn
10:23 pm August 17th, 2015

Is it ok to have one glass of wine if I’m on the lowest dose of Xanax (.25)?

virgina
10:43 pm August 17th, 2015

my daughter has addiction problems we need help with a family intervention.

11:28 am August 18th, 2015

Hello Virgina. You can use SAMHSA’s treatment center locator https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ to locate addiction treatment facilities in your area that offer family intervention services as well as rehab. You can also call the helpline number displayed on our site to get in touch with our trusted treatment providers who can help you and get your daughter clean.

George
10:56 am August 28th, 2015

Occasionally before bed time, I will take (1) .25mg of Xanax prior to sipping aproximity 1oz of Crown Royal. I start the sipping at least 1 hour after taking Xanax. This only happens 2 to 3 times per week or less. .My doctor said should be fine if I do it as I just explained. What is your opinion?

Jim
4:26 pm August 30th, 2015

Terrible fear of flying Must fly 7 am tomorrow I have A F of my heart Is it safe to mix Xanax and alcohol before flight If not is Xanax on its own o k Can I take 2 x 1 mg just before flight

Jeremy K
1:58 am September 3rd, 2015

If I took a .25mg Xanax at 8 am and want to go out and drink tonight around 930 10 pm, will that be safe?

Jennifer
8:05 am September 4th, 2015

My husband continues, despite my many attempts to make him understand how unsafe it can be & harm his body & even threaten his life, to abuse xanax & alcohol TOGETHER. He says he’s vomiting blood. I’ve not seen it for myself. But could this be a side effect of mixing the two? Please contact me back ASAP…,Worried

12:20 pm September 4th, 2015

Hello Jennifer. If he really is vomiting blood, he needs medical attention and help to stop using alcohol and Xanax. Have him see a doctor and get thoroughly examined to assess all health risks and organ damage.

sidd
10:43 pm September 6th, 2015

iam not frequent user for alporex0.5 mg but m insomaniac kind of guy so if i want get in a schedule of daily routine i take 3 tab .5 alpra wi th 2 beer or 3 large peg of jack or jim bean n i smoke like 2 to 3 cig then listen to music which i like and jump in my bed but i do this in 5 to 4 motnhs for 3 or 4 days can u tell is it wise 4 me 25 but idont do hard drugs some time weed or hash 4 or 5 drags thats it . but i do all this to get in my schdule running is wrong please advise

chris
8:42 am September 7th, 2015

you all are retarted I ate 16 mg of Xanax 34 budweisers woke up with a tube in my throat. with a straight jacket on . learn from that . bye

Greg
8:02 pm September 12th, 2015

#1. 16 Xanax….Wow….You get more out of a Pez Dispenser.
#2. 34 Budweisers? Really? Doubt that but Budweiser alone should have killed anyone. Xanax wouldn’t be YOUR problem.
#3. They don’t use “straight jackets” anymore. “Restraints”, yes.
#4. Learn from that……Bye!!

Muhammad
2:46 am September 18th, 2015

ive been taking the ladder G 3722 bars and i barely feel them i take around 10 and still dont feel it. And i love my whisky so i decided to have a glass of some whiskey, i just hope it doesmt cause me any trouble. I just feel like my xanax tolerance is way too high or something

virgina
4:40 am September 18th, 2015

please email me back on mixing zanax and alochol the danger.

Hi
6:28 pm October 6th, 2015

Hi why so many university students using Xanax my son told me his friends all getting addicted to it ,it’s scary does it make them high?

carol
6:16 am October 10th, 2015

My partner took 2mg of temazepam at 9 pm along iwth a couple of glasses of wine. The next morning she was so sedated she fell going out her door, drove her car into several parked cars, was stumbling and her speach and motor coordination was still severally impaired at 10:00 am the next day. I was called to come pick her up from her appointment. She does not remember most of what happened and sleep most of that day. I’m afraid similular things have happened in the past but this is the worse. She will also take xanax when stressed or to sleep and regularly has at least two glasses of wine a night. I am very worried

Camille
2:36 am October 11th, 2015

Had 1/2 small glass of sagria @ noon, sdafe to take 1/2 0.2 Xanax @ 6?

Taylor
7:06 am October 12th, 2015

I have a question …i tolk 6. 1mgxanax drank enought to be drunk went to bed of course at frist i couldnt hardly move its like i was heavy …and couldnt move but i was fine woke up with a pressure in my head maybe a hangover..And lil bloody nose so why didnt i OD

rhonda
6:56 am October 14th, 2015

Seeing a psychologist, she knows I have a drinking problem but still gave me a rx for xanax because I have trouble sleeping and real bad leg cramps at night. I just take the xanax at night. If what im hearing is correct about mixing the2 drugs then why would she give it to me? Very confused.Maybe im seeing the wrong pyschologist? What do you think?

James
5:55 am October 21st, 2015

My bro took a Xanax and drunk a four loco, he feels bad and stumbling everywhere and throwing up.

Carlitos
10:20 am October 21st, 2015

I had 2 mg of Xanax and a 40 oz of beer. Doesn’t seem like it was too much right??

Renee
11:25 pm October 25th, 2015

I was just prescribed alprazolam(Xanax) 0.5mg . I usually have a glass of moscato with my dinner. Would that be ok while taking this?

T
6:21 am October 26th, 2015

Please please do not take xanax with alcohol…my best friend and the love of My life beat decades of heavy drug use 18 years ago. Life became stressful and he secretly started drinking for just a few weeks and passed away in the spring. Found out he combined xanax with his alcohol. His slip was fatal and devastating to all who knew him. Don’t do it. Problems can be fixed. No one can fix my broken heart.

1:45 pm October 26th, 2015

Hi James. I suggest you take him to the hospital where medical professionals can assess his risk of overdose and treat him accordingly.

Lynn
12:19 am October 28th, 2015

I take .5mg of alprazolam at bedtime for insomnia. I sometimes have a couple glasses of wine with dinner, or might have some mixed drinks on the weekend with friends. Am I at risk? Also what if I have energy drink with alcohol then take my xanax at bedtime

Ivey
11:32 pm November 2nd, 2015

I have taken 2mg of Xanax over the course of 5 hours and then drank a glass of wine on a plane. Is ot safe to sleep? I feel ok just slightly tired and depressed. Thanks.

Ally
5:05 am November 3rd, 2015

Does Xanax affect ones blood alcohol content or just enhance the affects? Am I likely to blow over the legal alcohol limit on the amount of alcohol I’m usually under on just because it was combined with Xanax??

enlightened
12:28 am November 4th, 2015

Didn’t realize this was causing me to not remember everything that happened. Would explain why some time alcohol hits me harder.

Ginger
2:21 am November 7th, 2015

No article gives you the actual amount which is lethal

AsexyLlama
6:16 am November 8th, 2015

Hi guys, i suffer from anxiety and take 1mg of Xanax every day around 3 pm. I like to drink a few beers after work , and i will typically have 2 24oz bottles of heineken at 10pm every night. Is this a dangerous habit? (Sometimes ill even take 10 mg of hhydrocodone with the xanax)

5:58 pm November 9th, 2015

Hello, Ginger. The main purpose of Addiction Blog is to help and inform about addictions. Our work is oriented towards helping people with their addiction problems or warning them against risks and harms. That’s why we have chosen to never include information that may be used in a manner that is not in correspondence with our mission.

Holly
10:15 am November 18th, 2015

I picked my boyfriend up because he sounded extremely intoxicated. After I picked him up he got upset. He finally came to his senses & told me he had blacked out from all the Xanax. I asked him how much he took & had he said he had 30 & 1 mg. He possibly took 15 of them. Then he started getting upset again & took maybe 8 more or so. He now fell asleep on the couch & just walk unsteadily crawled into bed. He is responding to me pinching his ear (first thing I saw to pinch). Will he be okay

12:31 pm November 18th, 2015

Hi Holly. Nothing may happen to him, but it’s still better to take him to the hospital and not risk the possible consequences.

Julia
5:10 am November 19th, 2015

So… you shouldn’t mix Xanax with beer? Cause I really love drinking beer but I have extremely bad anxiety.

2:51 pm November 19th, 2015

Hello Julia. Yes, you shouldn’t mix any kind of drug with alcohol. If you do, then you put yourself at big risk.

Great Job
5:28 pm November 19th, 2015

Keep up the good work with this site.
I understand that the mixture as in all items we ingest into our body reacts differently for different people but some do have common symptoms as I am seeing from the comments. THANK YOU

Lea
7:19 am November 24th, 2015

Prescribed .5 mgs Alprazolam to take before bed. Also enjoy ONE glass of wine while reading before bed. Have dealt with insomnia for years but this helps me go to sleep and I can wake up refreshed in the morning. A problem?

Greg
7:56 pm November 25th, 2015

I take 4 mg of Xanax a day but love my beer. I use it only on weekends(beer), but unfortunately I black out every time after 12 beers and waste my weekends. I want to stop but yet I don’t !? I know the question of a lethal amount is forbidden here but what is my outcome with this habit that occurs every weekend??

8:47 pm November 25th, 2015

Hello Lea. Well, it’s your call. We only warned you about consequences when mixing Xanax with alcohol.

pam
1:16 am November 26th, 2015

I quit 18 years of xanax cold turkey and was drinking. I am only 55 feel like I am dying.

Osama
9:04 pm November 27th, 2015

3 bottles of wine and a handful of 0.5 XnX. Still woke up today. Pointless ass drug. Just blacked out and did stupid shit instead. Where can I get some Oxy or Nolox? This time I’ll wash it down with a fifth and make sure it gets the job done.

sunil
2:58 pm December 4th, 2015

I am taking alprax .25 two time in a day. Can i drink alcohol only two pack without mixing.

tom
8:40 pm December 6th, 2015

Is taking xanax (0.5mg) at bedtime a risk if you had two drinks several hours prior?…like before dinner?

Donald
10:53 pm December 7th, 2015

If you are truely drinking to reduce your anxiety than just ask your doctor to raise the amount you are taking. It sounds like you are medicating yourself by adding beer to what you have already been perscribed. You may want to try extended release. Or ask for the 2mg xanax. Just let your doc know it is not working for you and you still feel anxiety. Drinking on it….bad. Ive crashed my cars two times drinking with xanax and didnt even remember it when I woke up. So no….dont.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:03 pm December 9th, 2015

Hello, Sunil. Human organism absorbs both, alcohol as well as drugs. So, it’s not recommended to drink alcohol while taking medications, even though you consume them in different hour of the day.

Du
1:13 am December 14th, 2015

I took 1mg of Xanax with 2 glasses of wine and I slept 16 hours in a row,,,, I’m kinda scared right now

clop
5:59 am December 16th, 2015

If I only take zanax once or twice a week (.25), is it ok to have a glass of wine or two in the evening?

Read a book
6:26 am December 17th, 2015

Most of you seem like pure fools if you want to die continue using large doses of benzodiazipenes and alcohol if your looking for someone who cares go to church otherwise get a job because I’m sure most of your Xanax and alcohol is paid for by welfare and the tax payers dollars

Memorrex
3:03 pm December 17th, 2015

Hey. About 3 weeks ago, I took 45mg of Buspirone and got drunk the same night. Now I am getting pins and needles in my limbs and feel a bit off. I am really worried about these symptoms and cannot stop looking them up and thinking it is MS. Could anyone help.

aaron
12:59 am December 19th, 2015

hi I have taken xanax as needed for years now, and I do occasionally drink to much, but I never mix the two (i have no desire to die). I drank too much at a holiday party last night, and have anxiety today. I am wondering if it is safe for me to take the xanax .5 mg that is prescribed to me. I also take 10 mg of generic lexapro daily. I know i shouldnt have drank so much last night but i did and im just trying to deal with today haha. I am not driving or anything like that so i am not concerned with drowsiness i am only worried about if it would be dangerous in the sense of killing me. I know not to mix the 2 and i don’t i just know that alcohol can stay in your system a while and dont want to get more nervous after taking the pill that is supposed to cure my nervousness lol. thanks for your help

George
11:51 am December 28th, 2015

Are you off you’re nut ?! 2 ~ 3 mg with vodka will knock you on you’re ass ^^

Tia
11:01 am January 5th, 2016

I have a night time job where I drink all night.I space my drinks out but keep a buzz until the morning. I never get drunk just keep a buzz. I have been having panic attacks and anxitey for a while now and Im going to see my doctor about being prescribed xanax or another anti anxiety medicine. I dont plan on telling the doc about my drinking on the job I work about 3 nights a week. My question is when would be the best time to take the pills if I start drinking at 8pm and stop at 6am. Please helpful info..I understand its not safe but im going to do it anyway..just want to k ow the safest option thanks

Priscilla
4:20 pm January 7th, 2016

I just took 25mg Xanax! Can I go to have a drink? I will keep calm is that fine?

Maria
6:42 am January 8th, 2016

My brother never woke up..He was only 30 years old.His autopsy showed alcohol and Xanax. It made him stop breathing in his sleep. Please people, just don’t mix the two ever!

Fiona
9:00 am January 8th, 2016

I lost my younger sister just before Christmas, in Spain. Some doctor had given her over 85mg of Xanax (knowing she was depressed and a drinker). For whatever reason, and we all think it was a lapse in memory/judgement rather than suicide, she drank and took the entire prescription in one go.

Please take heed of this article. Please.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:36 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Maria. I’m really sorry for your loss… Hope others will get your message…

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:12 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Fiona. I’m really sorry for your loss…Hope others will get your message, and stop mixing Xanax with alcohol.

Cruious
1:30 am January 11th, 2016

I drank almost a bottle of wine and spaced that I took two .50mg of Xanax only 30 minutes before the wine .. Am I looking at an overdose?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:48 pm January 11th, 2016

Hi, Cruious. If you don’t feel well, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk.

Barbara
7:58 am January 12th, 2016

My brother has been taking 5 mg of Xanax for years for severe anxiety but has recently been taking more and drinking vodka me and my mom rushed him to the hospital to receive help but gets released and de tells us he needs rehab but we are scared he’s going to die if he doesn’t get help.

10:56 am January 12th, 2016

Hi Barbara.

Your brother’s situation sounds concerning, indeed! Rehab can help…and benzos require a specialist doctor who understands about how to taper and withdraw from them. Check out the Ashton Manual for getting off benzodiazepines like Xanax for more detailed information.

For a rehab near you, check out SAMHSA’s treatment center locator. Do you know where to start or have someone that you can ask for help from?

Steven
10:25 am January 21st, 2016

If I drank a quarter of a fifth of vodka and snorted about 1mg of Xanax, am I in danger of DYING?

Justwantsleep
1:22 pm January 21st, 2016

Hey first time posting, just as everyone knows, anxiety is horrible and just calming words help. I drank a good amount of wine throughout day to battle my anxiety which makes it worse. Have been trying to quit. Have xanax as a kind of aid. I haven’t had drink since 6pm, I was just buzzed not trashed or clumsy, I slept till 2 or so. Took a.50 still having anxiety and can’t sleep. Is it safe to take another 1mg? Please help

og thamane
7:53 am January 25th, 2016

I’ve taken over 10mg’s of xanax and drank a whole liter of Hennessey i a single night w. no od. I would never recommend it but it does feel really really nice

Will
8:16 pm January 25th, 2016

Took an amount of Xanax, unsure how much. But over a gram or two. Was very drunk.
Lost ALL motor functions. Passed out. Couldn’t move. Needed people to move me. This lasted for 24 hours and still didn’t feel normal after 32 hours. But very irritable. Had huge mood swings.
Don’t drink and useXanax.

Tina
3:20 pm January 29th, 2016

I had drank wine & whiskey .. By small amount & took 2-1 mg of zanex .. I’m not feeling real well. But not real bad. What should I do?
Please get back with me ASAP

judy
11:42 pm January 31st, 2016

does taking 1 tablet of .5 xanax in the morning and having one glass of wine at night pose a problem

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:58 am February 2nd, 2016

Hi, Tina. If you don’t feel well, call 911 ASAP.

Ryan
6:33 am February 2nd, 2016

I Take .25MG in morning at 8 am. And .5MG at around noon.
I USUALLY HAVE , 2 beers with dinner each night around 630 7ish. I’ve never had any blackout , dizzy spells or strange symptoms. I find that the beer relaxes my mind similarly to xanax with the added bonus of pain relief. I HAVE NEVER MIXED at the same time.

Melissa Z
10:47 pm February 7th, 2016

Q: Lets say i decide i want to have a few drinks should i just skip out on a dose of the xanax for that day or am i just not suppose drink at all? I know im not suppose to skip out on any daily doses so im just wondering is there a way around it to where i would be able to drink?

lewis
4:44 am February 9th, 2016

I forgot i drank 2 short whiskey and club sodas 4 hours ago and then took half a mg of xanex, is that safe?

Patrick.bowers@gmail.com
11:06 am February 10th, 2016

I’m a mess and I can’t stop drinking and or using cocaine, I also take lithium, trileptal, and insuli

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