Marijuana and Xanax help people who suffer from extreme fear, anxiety and panic disorders. Marijuana causes short-term memory impairment that can make the user forget if he or she has recently taken another drug, how much was taken or what drug was taken. This can be dangerous for individuals who are also taking Xanax, as they may overdose on this drug.

Dangers of Marijuana and Xanax Use

When an addict combines marijuana and Xanax, he or she may experience life threatening situations. Some of the dangers that people experience when combining marijuana and Xanax include the following:

  • Memory impairment. Short-term memory impairment is common among users.
  • High overdose risks. With short-term memory loss addicts forget when they last used or how much they last used.
  • Health risks. When combining Xanax and marijuana the addict may experience paranoia, anxiety and hallucinations.

Combining any drugs can result in a lethal combination. Do not combine drugs, unless your doctor approves or prescribes the combination.

Increased Overdose Risks Associated with Marijuana and Xanax Use

If you or someone you know is overdosing on Xanax or another drug, take the following steps:

  • Call for emergency help.
  • Check your surroundings. If helping the addict puts you or others at risk, remove yourself from the area, while you wait for help to arrive.
  • Look for other drugs. Plastic bags, pill bottles or other miscellaneous containers can help medical professionals identify what drugs were involved in the overdose.
  • Ask questions. If the individual can respond, ask questions about what and how much was used. This information will help medical personnel respond to the situation.

Xanax or other drug overdose is a serious condition that requires medical attention immediately. Remain calm and get immediate professional help. Your actions can save a life and prevent the dangers of combining marijuana and Xanax.

Marijuana and Xanax Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is suffering from marijuana and/or Xanax addiction, please call our toll-free helpline. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and address your concerns about treatment options. Sobriety is only a call away, so please pick up the phone today.


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