So here’s what we know about the cocktail that allegedly killed Whitney Houston. According to emedtv.com it is definitely not recommended to take the pills with alcohol. The video above is a former teen addict talking about the deadly mix. Now clearly something must have been going on in excess or we may not know the full story of Whitney’s drug use that night because it is fairly common and let’s face it, people (especially those with anxiety) drink on it but it has the potential to be deadly
Both Xanax® (alprazolam) and alcohol are central nervous system depressants (also known as CNS depressants), which means they can both slow the activity of the brain. Drinking alcohol while you are taking Xanax may increase your risk of serious reactions. It is not recommended that you drink alcohol while on Xanax. Additionally, many people with mental illness are recommended to avoid alcohol.
Apparently, on Xanax you may not be able to judge or handle how many drinks you can have. You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you are used to drinking in the past. If you do decide to take the pills and a drink at the same time, you could suffer these side effects:
- Problems with coordination
- Unusual behavior
- Memory problems.
But it’s this part that makes us think of Whitney: It may also slow both the heart rate and breathing, which can cause you to pass out or have difficulty breathing — and may even lead to death.