Does Mixing Methadone and Xanax Induce a Similar “high” Effect Comparable to Heroin?

Question by Connor: Does mixing Methadone and Xanax induce a similar “high” effect comparable to heroin?
I’ve seen this combination attempted and apparently work in the indie-drug-documentary “Methadonia” (It’s interesting it’s on Netflix) about ex-heroin addicts on a daily Methadone maintaince program as well as something which looks like NA meeting/regularlly scheduled group drug theraphy sessions. Although some patients in the methadone maintaince program also continue to use heroin. But more commonly… the addicts interviewed said that taking their daily methadone medication plus adding Xanax or Klonopin usually obtained illegally on the streets can cause effects very similar to actually using bags/packs of real heroin. I know Methadone is an opiate and that Xanax and Klonopin or benzodiazepines which are basically anti-anxiety/strees-reducers/sleeping pills/and sedatives.

So anyone with any knowledge on the subject say someone who has done it themselves or just someone who is a medical student or something who knows the answer I am very curious… does mixing Methadone and Xanax both taken orally induce effects of a “high” similar to heroin? The main effects being euphoria, sedation, nodding off, impaired motor skills and just feeling “high”???
@Ron Ron – What would you consider a “high” dose of Methadone for an opiate tolerant indivual and what would you consider a low dose? Also same question with Xanax… what would be a “high” dose and what would you consider a low dose… again in a also benzodiazepines tolerant individual?

Just a rough ballpark estimate would be just fine.

What about a low dose of Methadone… say 15-20mg orally of Methadone and 6-8mg of Xanax (3-4 “bars”)? Would that produce the effects described above and in your words as a small dose of heroin?

This is purely 100% hypothetical *wink* *wink*

Best answer:

Answer by ron ron
methadone alone is like taking a small hit of heroin.. taking xanex with it in my opinion would only dull the methadone effects because enough xanex usually just makes you black out, sooo i would guess a large amount of methadone and a smaller amount of xanex would hit pretty nice.

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