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My Little Addiction
Triazolam (Halcion)
by Bassmunky8
Citation:   Bassmunky8. "My Little Addiction: An Experience with Triazolam (Halcion) (exp16010)". Erowid.org. May 27, 2006. erowid.org/exp/16010

 
DOSE:
  oral Pharms - Triazolam (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 200 lb


I have been plagued by insomnia for years, and it was only recently that I went to the doctor for pharmaceutical assistance. I was prescribed Sonata and that usually did the trick. I sometimes took it during the day for a mellow 'high' feeling. Then my sister (who suffered from short-term insomnia, brought on by stress) came home from college with a whole bottle full of Halcion. I decided to give this small white pill a try.

I took it the first time and fell asleep much fast and calmer than with Sonata. Three nights later I once again found myself without sleep and went to the bottle again. Two nights later I did the same. This continued to happen until I was taking them every night just to fall asleep. The bottle was running low, and I was relieved when my sister ordered a refill, no questions asked. My life and sleep pattern dragged on, a slave to the Halcion. During the day I was numb, strung-out and indifferent to the world. I felt overjoyed when night came and it was time for the pill. Eventually I needed two pills just for an effect. I finally recognized the addiction I was in.

My first night without the Halcion was absolute hell. I had hid the bottle far under my sister's bed earlier in the day, figuring I'd be wanting it later and knowing I wouldn't retrieve it there for fear of waking her and needing to explain. I was absolutely restless and twitchy all night, and did not fall asleep at all. The next day I was irritable and cranky and started craving the pill, something I had never done during the day. The same followed the second night and day, and the third. I normally smoke one pack of cigs a day, but during this small time I went through eleven and a half. It was not until the fourth night off that I slept, and this was only for three hours. After that, it became easier, and within two days the cravings were basically gone. I now stay away from Halcions completely and stick with my Sonatas.

After using recreational drugs for two years, I was surprised to find my first real drug addiction (besides cigarettes) to something that wasn't even real fun. I got hooked just trying to sleep, and getting off of it was an absolute torture.

Exp Year: 2002ExpID: 16010
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: May 27, 2006Views: 15,926
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