Etizolam is a medicinal drug used for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. It isn’t medically available in the United States, which means that the DEA hasn’t approved it and they are keeping a close eye on etizolam abuse. It is used in some parts of the world, but it’s rare to receive prescriptions from doctors for it. In 2014 there have been 140 seizures that occurred from the use of Etizolam (these happened in the United States). For comparison, 2012 had 0 seizures, which prompted the DEA to launch an investigation. But what can you, as our reader, find out about this drug? We’ll list all the necessary information in this article.
Etizolam works in a similar way like Valium and Klonopin. These drugs have the potential for abuse due to their euphoric effects or ‘highs’. Users can also experience relaxation along with these symptoms so it’s understandable and obvious why some street dealers would choose to sell this type of drugs. Obviously, people want to experience certain effects without having to worry about breaking the law, but what they don’t understand is that Etizolam shouldn’t be taken lightly nor should it be abused.
It’s usually sold as pills or powder and can be more than ten times more hypnotic than some other drugs such as Valium!
Etizolam and warning signs of abuse
Etizolam acts like other Benzodiazepines such as Klonopin and Valium, meaning that it too creates a feeling of pleasure, lowers inhibition, causes amnesia (albeit temporary), and impairs judgment. If you notice a person being slow and slurring their speech, as if they are drunk and intoxicated on alcohol, you might be looking at someone who’s been using benzos. These people have slower reaction times, increased self-confidence, muscle coordination which is impaired, and violent mood swings. If a person wouldn’t do a certain thing while not intoxicated, they will surely attempt to do so while on a benzo.
The only way to buy Etizolam in the United States is through street dealers (which is illegal and can get you several years in prison) or through the Internet, as it is advertised as an ‘experimentation drug’. An important aspect of Etizolam is that it may not be discovered during traditional drug scans because its chemical composition varies a small amount from typical benzodiazepines.
A person that’s been using Etizolam can be noticed simply by their behavioral patterns, which most of the time appear out of the ordinary. These individuals start having much worse grades in school or can be much less productive. Sometimes, Etizolam users can become disconnected from reality and become secretive, completely isolating themselves from society.
If Etizolam abuse happens, several negative effects such as depression and anxiety may happen as side-effects after the body cleanses itself from the drug.
The danger of abusing Etizolam
Etizolam, like other benzos, has a high potential for Etizolam abuse. This is mainly because it can cause high levels of addiction which mean that users will constantly seek out bigger and bigger doses, eventually overdosing. Also, people (for whatever reason), mix benzos with alcohol or other drugs which, in turn, increases the possibility of adverse effects happening. It’s highly recommended you stay away from other drugs or alcohol when taking any drug or medication to avoid Etizolam abuse.
Alcohol and benzodiazepines both depress the central nervous system (CNS). Combining the two can lower functions which are vital to the functioning of the human body, which results in hospitalizations due to overdoses. 2014 is a dark year which brought around 8 thousand deaths in the United States that happened thanks to overdosing on benzos. 2001 had five times fewer fatalities.
The following effects characterize etizolam overdoses:
– Feeling drowsy
– Feeling agitated
– Blurred vision
– Issues with breathing
– Muscle weakness
– Arrhythmias and potential cardiac arrest
Overdoses can be reversed only in the event where the individual is taken to a medical facility as soon as possible. Overdoses are also treated as ‘medical emergencies’, meaning that they take priority over some other health cases.
Etizolam is naturally addictive, which is why it shouldn’t be taken without a doctor’s prescription or recommendation. If you don’t specifically follow guidelines set by your doctor (if you even got it prescribed from him), you’re going to become addicted. Etizolam can interrupt the natural order of things in the body, such as our reward system. Your body feels good while on Etizolam, so it starts craving for more. Unfortunately, this is the path to an overdose.
If your body starts becoming dependent on Etizolam, seek help immediately and stop using the drug altogether. You don’t want to end up with an overdose, potentially damaging certain vital systems or even causing death.
Throughout this article, we’ve learned that Etizolam, if used improperly, can cause immense damage to an individual, both in a physical and in a mental manner. If you end up with a prescription to Etizolam, make sure you follow the instructions precisely to avoid potential problems. Never buy Etizolam or any drug from the street because it is illegal and you can never know what you’re buying. Always check with your doctor on issues you might be having and if you do end up craving for more Etizolam, force yourself to go to a doctor and stop using it instantly.
Also, do not mix this drug with alcohol or any other drugs as it’s highly dangerous and can cause adverse and dangerous effects. Try to stay away from Etizolam abuse. Etizolam, as it stands, is more dangerous than other benzos which are why it’s not recommended for use in almost half the countries in the world.