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xanex blackout

mylittletonimylittletoni Posts: 9 Confirmed not a robot
is it common to lose consciousness from consuming xanex with alcohol? I woke up naked and alone, just finding a used condom on the floor and not knowing how I got there. Then I had some flashbacks to the night before, remembering speaking to a guy but not much memory after a certain point. I had feeling of being taken advantage of. But I don't know if I was unconscious or just lost my memory... 

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  • mylittletonimylittletoni Posts: 9 Confirmed not a robot
    this was 3 years ago. Is this sexual assault? 
  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,488 Community Manager
    edited April 2020
    @mylittletoni I'm really sorry to hear about what happened, it sounds like a really scary experience you've been through. You've taken a brave step to reach out for support and we're here to support you through this. You mentioned this happened three years ago, how are have you been coping since this happened? 

    I'm not too sure if it's common to lose consciousness from taking Xanex with alcohol, but I'd encourage you to reach out to a medical professional to seek medical advice if you're worried about anything at all.  You may find our article about sexual consent helpful to read through, it says that someone must be in a clear state of mind to give consent and if you were drinking or under the influence of drugs, you wouldn't have been able to give consent. You can read more about it here. You might also like to have a read of another article on our website 'Was it Sexual Assault?'. I hope you find these helpful :) 

    Have you spoken to anyone about what happened to you? If you'd like any help finding any organisations to reach out for support, let us know. We're here for you <3
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
    mylittletoni
  • dancertoridancertori CornwallPosts: 126 The Mix Convert
    Xanax and alcohol don't mix well together. And can cause extreme drowsyness. Xanax alone can cause extreme drowsyness and lack of self awareness, hence why if prescribed it's advised you don't drive or use machinary while on the medication, and alcohol can amplify the effects of the drug. 

    I'm very sorry you went through this. From a legal stand point there's nothing you would be able to do without much if any evidence, but there is support out there. 

    As you was under the influence your capacity to consent is inhibited there for it is classed as sexual assault. 

    We are here to support you. Sending you all the best wishes and I hope you can find the right support for you.x
    mylittletoniMike
  • mylittletonimylittletoni Posts: 9 Confirmed not a robot
    @Aife please could you let me know about some organisations? thanks for your kind response 
  • mylittletonimylittletoni Posts: 9 Confirmed not a robot
    @dancertori thank you ❤️❤️ 
    dancertori
  • MikeMike 🎮 LondonPosts: 3,817 Community Manager
    @Aife please could you let me know about some organisations? thanks for your kind response 
    Welcome to the Community @mylittletoni, and well done for talking about what happened. It shows real courage and you're doing well to be here. <3

    Here are some organisations that specialise in support with sexual assault:

    I'm not sure how you identify but if you're male, there are some specialist services:

    Also, might go without saying but you're welcome to talk aboput things as much as you like here. This is a space space and I'm really glad you found us. :)

    I would also say that, regardless of legal stuff, it's okay not to be okay with this. Nobody has a right to make you uncomfortable or make you do anything that you're not fully on board with. I know Aife and Tori already said that this classifies as sexual assault and they're definitely right, but just wanted to add that regardless of that, you're allowed to feel however you feel.

    Have you shared this with anyone else?
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.

    Want to join the community champions? Drop @TheMix a message!
  • mylittletonimylittletoni Posts: 9 Confirmed not a robot
    @Mike thank you for the links. yes I have shared it with some friends and also my ex. It caused anxiety for months but I managed to get it under control. Unfortunately after this (https://community.themix.org.uk/discussion/3596429/std) happened last year, the feelings seemed to get triggered back.. 
    gia9720
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,247 Skive's The Limit
    Never mix depressant drugs, especially benzos (Xanex) with alcohol. It's extremely dangerous.
    Weekender Offender 
    gia9720
  • maryam852maryam852 Posts: 173 Helping Hand
    @Skive It is never a good idea to mix alcohol with any drugs! You are right, it is so dangerous!
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