Can You Get High On Baclofen?

Baclofen is a muscle relaxer that is sold under several brand names, including Kemstro, Gablofen, and Lioresal.

The drug is used to ease muscle symptoms, in particular, those caused by multiple sclerosis (muscle spasms, pain, stiffness, etc.).

Naturally, something with such powerful antispastic properties has found an off-label use as a relaxation drug, with many believing that it will also do wonders for anxiety, depression, and other such mood disorders.

Let’s find out if the potential side effects make the Baclofen high worth it.

Recreational Use Of Baclofen

Baclofen is a prescription-only drug that has been around for years. It is well not only because of its relatively low price but because of the fact that continued use of Baclofen doesn’t seem to result in a great deal of tolerance being built up.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t other side effects, but this drug can provide relief to users for years on end. In the headlines, Baclofen has been making waves as a possible candidate for the treatment of alcohol, though researchers are still exploring its efficacy in this regard.

Then there’s the abuse and withdrawal potential for Baclofen itself, which, while not astronomically high, can result in some very unpleasant side effects. Still, the buzz online is mostly positive, with most commenting on its GABA-influencing properties.

The Baclofen High, According To Reddit

Many users have experienced the Baclofen high, and while their reasons for trying the drug may differ, most seem to think it is quite the experience:

“I recently got a script for the stuff and it rocks. The only other muscle relaxer I’ve had is Soma, and that was weak and boring. Baclofen is super relaxing, gives me gentle euphoria, and kills my anxiety and desire to drink. Also, it’s allowed me to quit a daily, high-dose phenibut habit.”

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This glowing review shows the overall sentiment you’ll find towards the drug:

“Yea, baclofen is a form of ‘wonder drug’, thought in some circles. studies indicate it’s mostly useful in alcoholism, benzo addiction, and cocaine addiction.”

My Journey With Baclofen

I’ll be honest, I’ve never tried any muscle relaxers before. This would be my first experience with them. Still, I wanted to give it a go to be able to have a more thorough understanding of what this sedative feeling was like and how it compared to the anti-anxiety effects I had experienced with other drugs.

I went with a slightly higher dose, 20 milligrams at three periods throughout the day, and I must say the experience was quite unlike any other I’ve had prior. I didn’t experience any euphoria like the one commenter, but I did have an intense “chillout” feeling just wash over me that continued to last as I kept taking doses.

This is a great option for relaxation.

Let’s Step Back. What The Heck Is Baclofen?

We covered it in some detail earlier. Baclofen is a muscle relaxer that goes to work on the central nervous system. This also produces some side effects, but the main use is for treating spasms, cramps, and muscle tightness.

The off-label effect is similar to many anxiolytic drugs, in that it helps you to feel calm and relaxed. You don’t even need a particularly large dose to start to feel the effects, 5-10 milligrams by oral tablet on the low-end, and 20 milligrams per dose on the high end.

Experience Report

One of the firsthand accounts we mentioned a slight euphoria while taking Baclofen. While this is not typical, it is not unheard of either. The other effects, however, are much more common. A general relaxation, a reduction in anxiety, and perhaps a slight slowness are all well within the standard range of effects when taking this drug.

What Is Baclofen Good For?

Baclofen’s main use is for the treatment of symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis. MS, if you weren’t aware, is a debilitating CNS (central nervous system) disease that results in tingling, pain, and muscle problems in various parts of the body (among other things).

Baclofen works to ease the spasms, pain, and stiffness that are often associated with MS. Researchers are also finding that the drug may be useful for those addicted to other compounds, like alcohol and opioids.

In the future, it might become a common prescription to help those experiencing withdrawal symptoms from those other drugs cope better.

Consequences Of Baclofen Use

Baclofen comes with a standard range of side effects, which is to be expected. From the WebMD Side Effects page: “Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tiredness, headache, trouble sleeping, nausea, increased urination, or constipation may occur.”

These aren’t the most serious effects, though, as depression, hallucinations, and allergic reactions are also possible while taking Baclofen (though they are not typical, thankfully).

Overdosing with Baclofen can result in a range of OD symptoms, ranging from vomiting and trouble breathing to seizures, bradycardia, and even death. The drug is not usually tolerance forming, but that can happen, in which case it is advised to take some time off to allow the body to recover.

Because Baclofen is relatively inexpensive and produces such an intense sedative effect, there is a good potential for drug abuse when using this drug, and withdrawal when the drug is stopped abruptly.

Withdrawal from Baclofen can be rather acute, including negative effects like insomnia, dizziness, nausea, disorientation, hallucinations, delirium, and the like.


Used safely, Baclofen seems like it has great potential for those looking for something to help with anxiety and aid their relaxation efforts. Stick to the recommended dose, don’t go overboard, and watch out for potential interactions

Follow these simple guidelines, and you should be able to maximize the positive effects with Baclofen while avoiding many of the downsides.

See this reddit discussion on some options for buying Baclofen online without prescription.

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Dimitri - September 20, 2017

I’ve taken bacolefn for 2 weeks now, i struggle with OCD chronic anxiety and have terrible panic/anxiety attacks daily. im used to being on benzos such as 4mg of klonopin or 4-6mg of xannax, and i must say i feel such a strong anxiety relief socially and thoughtfully, i also experience a mild euphoria where i actually enjoy talking and music also gaming much more. also helps with body relaxation of my body spasms i get. this is quite the wonder drug because i get drug tested several times a week and test positive for nothing. i do recommend this for benzo, weed, alcohol depend people. i experience mild to no withdraw only feel like crap after for 2 hrs after it wears of which is very minimal to benzo withdraw. i see no tolerance gain either after 120mg daily. i can seee this as an addiction and anxiousness helping drug.

    Lupe24 - July 8, 2018

    I’ve been taking 20mg three times a day and just feel like I need to vomit now on gabapentin 600mg three time a day this is a miracle Drug for sure I love it helped me get of options and works great on my pain

Tammy - September 30, 2017

I have not felt anything that everyone seems to be talking about. Its not even helping the pain. I have been taking Percocets on a daily basis but havent had them in 1 week now so not sure if that is why i dont feel how everyone else has felt. Kinda jealous bc i have anxiety n would love 2 find out if it helps but so far cant tell. 🙁

Tony T - October 7, 2017

Does baclofen cause hearing loss or hearing damage? I have been prescribed 10 mill. I feel a buzzing numbness in inside my ears after i stop taking the drug i need expert answer and if i need treament

    Ali - December 15, 2017

    It’s is a boy rush .. have you ever felt the similar warming effect in your stomach from the Percocets or even a Warmness in your legs or what we call the Wawa’s… that is the body Rush that people are talking about sit back and relax and let it do its job

Gary church - March 7, 2018

In December I developed a problem with my sciatic nerve it was so bad that it wasn’t long and I couldn’t walk I literally had to crawl on my hands and knees to get around the house and only pray that I can make it to the bathroom. When that first started I had no idea what was wrong and was taken to the emergency room there the doctor told me that it was the problem with my nerves in the lower part of my spine he gave me some medication I believe it was 15 500 mg Norcos. For 15 years I have been taking Tramadol for various other reasons prescribed by my doctor when I called my doctor’s office and told them what I had found out and what I was given they immediately cut me off of my Tramadol so I spent the next four and a half months with nothing for the pain until I was finally able to get in and get the surgery done prior to the surgery shortly after the ER visit my doctor had the MRI eyes and knew exactly what was wrong with me and how severe it was but still would not give me back my Tramadol when I consulted with the surgeon it was bad enough that he immediately put me in the hospital this gives you an idea of just how serious this problem was and yet still they would not give me my Tramadol because I had seen the doctor in the ER and got the 15 Norcos I never had any kind of drug seeking behavior in my past the surgeon took a piece of cartilage the size of a dime out of my spine that was pressed into the nerve bundle. it was after that that my doctor finally put me on Baclofen instead of some other week muscle relaxer and steroid to bring down the swelling. the withdrawals from being off the Tramadol were extremely intense on top of going through the pain of the nerve tissue, the Baclofen has helped quite a bit since I don’t get anything 4 pain medication anymore even though I am disabled because of severe joint problems. I’ll never understand how in all good conscience a doctor can do something like that and I don’t care what the rules are anymore, as far as I’m concerned I had every reason in the world to go to the emergency room and accept a few Norcos that I got I was told by my surgeon and by my doctor that Tramadol never would have touched that pain anyway and when this happened I had approximately two days left in my supply of Tramadol before it would have been refilled but was not because they cut me off it took me four months until I could get the surgery done it was the worst nightmare you can ever experience. As it stands now I’m just happy that I have the Baclofen it does help with my mood and my sleep Andy’s is some of the pressure inside my body makes it easier to tolerate the pain pulled days that I have all too often. And FYI believe me when I tell you I know all too well about the opioid epidemic and how it’s being abused 2 years ago today I lost my son to opioids and only three months later I lost my sister to the same thing. so yes I do know what I’m talking about service. I don’t blame them for trying to curb the opioid epidemic but I think they use far 2 wide a brush painting everybody in the same corner. they didn’t even try to send me to a pain clinic it was never brought up and I knew nothing about it. but I do have high praise for the Baclofen, and yes it will make you feel fairly mellow and its effects do not seem to wear off on a day-to-day basis.


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