Drug and Alcohol Interactions
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that acts as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It is also an illicit drug, which means it is illegal to use, buy, and sell. When people combine alcohol and cocaine, the result is polysubstance (polydrug) abuse. This combination can be deadly.
Mixing Xanax and alcohol is a very dangerous, and possibly deadly, combination. This is because both Xanax and alcohol are central nervous system (CNS) depressants. So, mixing the two in high doses can lead to an extremely low heart rate, slow breathing, and respiratory depression, among others.
Stimulants are drugs that work to speed up the way the body functions. Prescription stimulants treat a variety of different conditions, such as ADHD. Stimulants are considered "uppers," while alcohol is considered a "downer." This makes combining the two substances a popular combination among users. However, the effects can be dangerous, and even deadly.