BuSpar is Not as Safe as People Think: Here’s Why

BuSpar is known as buspirone, an anti-anxiety medication. Many consider is a low-risk medication, but other people are struggling with addiction. Prescription medications can be abused by people, which makes it important to be educated. Knowing how the drug works can lower the chance of addiction.

Drug Abuse

The drug BuSpar is abused because of its addictive properties. Some people find they like how it makes them feel and others have a different experience with it. The effects of the drug vary for people, but most people describe feeling sedated and more peaceful when using the drug. BuSpar does not cause feelings of euphoria. It is a strong sedative which can result in extreme sedation. People who cope with anxiety might induce this by taking larger doses at a time. This provides temporary relief from symptoms.

Mixing Drugs

Often, people will mix BuSpar with alcohol, which can have devastating consequences for those who use it. The combined effect creates a ‘high’ or drunken state. The effects are said to be better than either substance by itself. Alcohol increases the sedative effects of buspirone. This medication also makes alcohol more potent. Mixing the two drugs makes a person seem very drunk very quickly. Combining prescription medications with alcohol is always dangerous, with severe cases leading to overdose or even death.

Addiction to BuSpar

People who have prescriptions can become addicted. The drug does not have an immediate effect on anxiety. People may have to wait for weeks before seeing improvement. They may switch to a higher dose as well. Small amounts of the drug may stay in the system after use. Long-term use can develop tolerance to the medication. Suddenly stopping sets in withdrawal which can be unpleasant if done without support. Signs of addiction include:

  • Sleeping problems like insomnia
  • Abandoning hobbies and activities normally enjoyed
  • Failing to quit use
  • Thinking about the drug
  • Slurring speech
  • Bloodshot eyes

Chemical dependency is tough to quit on your own. People typically do better if they are in a supportive environment with access to trained therapists and specialists who understand addiction and recovery. Having people who surround you and support the journey of recovery will help alleviate some of the stress and make life feel better over time.

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