Mexican Xanax Bars: Side Effects & Risks

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When you hear the term ‘Mexican Xanax Bars,’ it’s easy to assume that it’s just another type of Xanax. But the truth? They’re potentially far more dangerous than the prescription form. At OC Revive, we’ve seen firsthand how these seemingly innocent pills can take a devastating toll. Knowledge is the first step to recovery if you or a loved one is struggling. So, let’s dive in.

What Are Mexican Xanax Bars?

Mexican Xanax Bars are essentially Alprazolam tablets, the active ingredient in Xanax, which are sourced from Mexico, often sold illegally on the street. While they might look like regular Xanax, they often contain inconsistent amounts of the active ingredient or can even be laced with other dangerous substances, making them unpredictable and risky.

Side Effects

Alprazolam itself can cause various side effects, even when taken as prescribed. These include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory issues
  • Lack of coordination
  • Feelings of depression

However, when taking unregulated Mexican Xanax Bars, the risk of these side effects is magnified due to the unpredictable composition of these pills.

Risks Associated with Mexican Xanax Bars

  • Inconsistent Dosage: Since they aren’t regulated, you can’t be sure of the dose you’re getting. This can easily lead to overdose.
  • Contamination: These bars could contain other harmful substances or be laced with drugs like fentanyl, which can be lethal even in small amounts.
  • Addiction: Like any benzodiazepine, there’s a risk of developing dependence or addiction, especially when misused.
  • Withdrawal: Suddenly stopping after prolonged use can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms, including seizures.

Street Value

While the cost can vary depending on the region and demand, Mexican Xanax Bars typically sell for a fraction of the price of prescription Xanax, making them appealing to those looking for a cheap high. However, this low price point comes at the steep cost of safety and health risks.

Addressing the Issue Head-On

The allure of cheap and easily accessible drugs can be tempting, but the potential dangers of Mexican Xanax Bars far outweigh any perceived benefits. If you or someone you know is experimenting with or regularly using these or any other drugs, it’s crucial to seek help immediately.

Call OC Revive Today!

If you’re in the Fountain Valley area and are searching for compassionate and comprehensive care for substance misuse or dual diagnosis, OC Revive is here to support your journey to recovery. Call us now at (800) 808 6757.

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