Can You Get High On Halcion (Triazolam)?

Halcion can produce a high when it is taken in higher doses than are normally prescribed by a doctor. The high resulting from Halcion abuse can cause drowsiness, loss of coordination, impairment, and slowed breathing.

You can get high on Halcion by taking high doses of triazolam at once, taking Halcion without a prescription, or by mixing Halcion with other depressants. Getting high on Halcion can cause severe drowsiness, loss of coordination, trouble breathing, and other serious side effects.

Halcion is a brand name benzodiazepine that can treat insomnia in the short-term. Halcion and its generic form, triazolam, can also be abused to get high. Triazolam is a Schedule IV controlled substance in Ohio with a moderate abuse potential.

As of January 2022, prescription benzodiazepines such as Halcion, Xanax, and Valium were less available for drug abuse in Ohio compared to previous years. 

However, there were 441 benzodiazepine overdose deaths in Ohio in 2021, a number that can be lowered through Ohio addiction treatment programs.

Effects Of A Triazolam High

Getting high on triazolam can cause happiness, a relaxed mood, and reduced energy.

You can also experience side effects of Halcion such as:

  • drowsiness
  • sedation
  • loss of coordination
  • impairment
  • slowed breathing
  • headache
  • lightheadedness

Less common side effects, such as sleepwalking, worsening mental health, and suicidal thoughts may also happen in higher doses of Halcion.

What Causes A Triazolam High?

Triazolam works by increasing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in your central nervous system (CNS). GABA is a neurotransmitter that can reduce brain function in high amounts.

Increased amounts of GABA in your brain can cause both the positive and negative side effects of Halcion.

Risks Of Getting High On Halcion

Illicit use of Halcion can lead to unique adverse effects if you have pre-existing medical conditions. You may experience worsening depressive symptoms if you have depression before taking Halcion.

Talking to your doctor about your medical history can help you avoid adverse effects. However, you may not wish to talk to a doctor before engaging in Halcion abuse, which can increase your overall health risk.

Halcion Overdose

A Halcion overdose can occur when you take high doses of Halcion at once or when you mix triazolam with other central nervous system depressants, such as opioids. Mixing benzodiazepines and opioids is a common form of drug abuse in Ohio.

However, taking these drugs together can cause life-threatening drug interactions.

Signs of a combined opioid and triazolam overdose may include:

  • slowed breathing (respiratory depression)
  • low blood pressure
  • loss of consciousness
  • faint pulse

In 2021, 395 drug overdose deaths in Ohio involved both benzodiazepines and opioids. If you see signs of an overdose in a loved one, call for medical help right away.

Halcion Addiction

Halcion addiction, also known as a substance use disorder, can occur after you abuse Halcion for long periods of time. Physical dependence, where your body needs Halcion to function properly, is a common aspect of addiction.

Halcion withdrawal symptoms, such as benzodiazepine cravings, worsening or rebound insomnia, seizures, and sudden changes in mental health, can also happen when you are addicted to Halcion.

Get Help In Ohio Today

A Halcion addiction can be difficult to overcome on your own. A prescription drug addiction treatment center can give you the support you need to stop abusing Halcion. Contact us to find out if our inpatient drug addiction treatment options work for you or your loved one.

  1. DataOhio
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  3. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  4. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus
  5. Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: August 21, 2023

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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