Crossfading Can Be Deadly
Crossfading is something you really should avoid doing. In some cases, crossfading can lead to death
when mixing two or more drugs. People who die from crossfading are sometimes confused with people
who are overdosing. It’s not exactly the same though.
When you are crossfading, sometimes you take medications or substances that really don’t go together
at all. It becomes less about how much you took, and more about what you took. That’s why when you
go to the doctor, they’ll ask you what other medications you taking.
When the two drugs don’t go together, they sometimes start to shut down certain parts of your body. If
you’re crossfading and having trouble breathing, you need to seek help. Most commonly, the substances
will cause your breathing to be suppressed, leading to low blood oxygen levels and brain death.
Are You At Risk For Crossfading?
Crossfading occurs anytime you use two or more substances at once. Sometimes this is on accident, but
most often it is done on purpose. Drinking alcohol while taking pills is an example of this. When you
drink alcohol with certain medications, it can cause the medication to not work properly.
People most at risk for accidental crossfading death are seniors, veterans with PTSD, and
hypochondriacs. This is usually due to the fact that they have gone off their prescription plan, or they
have consumed other things like alcohol that they weren’t supposed to.
Crossfading can even occur with over the counter drugs, home remedies, and herbal remedies. This
simply occurs because the two or more things you are taking are not meant to go together. When they
are combined, they basically go to war in your system.
Crossfading deaths became so frequent, that at one point the FDA tried to get drugs like Vicodin off the
market. This was due to the fact that people who were taking it normally as instructed, also would use
other things like NyQuil or Theraflu. Hundreds of deaths per year were counted just because people
taking Vicodin had a cold.
Crossfading On Marijuana And Alcohol
In most cases, this is what some people might mean when they say crossfading. It typically is them
saying they are smoking weed and drinking. However, this can be just as dangerous as anything else.
People who smoke weed and drink are twice as likely to drive drunk.
People who are crossfading on marijuana and alcohol are also three times more likely to have social
issues. This could be a ruined career, a damaged relationship, getting into fights, and even a broken
The issue is that marijuana greatly enhances the effects of the alcohol. When these two substances are
in your system, they make you think you’re better in every way than you are. People that use both of
these substances on a recreational basis, are more likely to use them together.
People who are crossfading on marijuana and alcohol tend to drink more too. They consume far greater
amounts of alcohol than they would have if they had done them separately. They’re also six times more
like to binge drink at least once a month, if not more.
Most of these numbers tend to stay the same no matter how you group or present them. Either by
gender, age, employment, education, or even relationship status, people are always at the same risk for
Some even argue that this is the reason to keep marijuana illegal. Others state that it is simply a matter
of awareness, the same as with alcohol. That you are not supposed to mix the two, and definitely not
when you are intending on driving. Just as you shouldn’t be driving after consuming too much alcohol.
If you or someone you know is crossfading, or has an addiction of any kind, please contact us. Our
qualified staff is here to help you in your treatment and recovery.
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