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Pretty dope benzo. It is mainly used as a anti-anxiety medication but its affects make it commonly abused. It will relax you and make you not care about the little things in life that stress you out, for example your house could be burning down, wife is cheating on you, and a bear is chewing on your leg and while on xanax you are at peace. You don't feel depressed or stressed and thus it allows you to sleep. Greatest sleep aid ever but continued use will get you dependent on it and the effects tend to be less dramatic as continued use rises. Think Office Space
Bob: *House is burning down around him* Ah life is good I'm so relaxed I think Ill go for a walk with the dog.

Basically xanax is like being the main character in the movie Office space after the hypnosis session, you will feel great.
by relaxandbreath1236 May 23, 2010
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Mild benzodiazepine (Alprazolam). Tablets are available from 0.25 to 2 milligrams in strength. Assists with anxiety and sleeping disorders.
Due to its short half-life (3 hours) it is one of the more addictive benzos. Addicts can consume up to 14 mg per day. Withdrawal effects include psychosis and epileptic-type seizures.
She spends so much time doctor-shopping for Xanax,she can't hold down a job any longer!
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A very potent benzodiazepine. Often referred to as a "minor" tranquilizer , it is really anything but. Typically prescribed for anxiety and panic disorder. Dependence ensues quickly even at therapeutic doses , resulting in what is considered to be one of the worst withdrawal syndromes by the medical community when abruptly discontinued.

The relatively low dose , when compared to the other benzodiazepines , is actually quite deceptive. The general concensus on therapeutic doseage equivalency among benzodiazepines is as follows:

.5mg xanax
1 mg Ativan
.5 mg klonopin
10 mg diazepam , Valium
25 mg. Librium , Chlordiazepoxide

As you can see , 2mgs of xanax is really not a small dose at all. It is equal to 4 10mg valium! Despite the fact that most doctors would never prescribe that much Valium , patients are far too often put on corresponding doses of xanax , and unknowingly become extremely dependent on the drug.

The benzodiazepines are habit forming. W/D can be quite serious ,is of the alcohol type , and can lead to seizures and death if not managed medically.
She didnt know she was dependent on xanax until she stopped taking it , and woke up in the emergency room.
by Chris G 11963. January 05, 2006
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Xanax is mainly used for anxiety. Almost like a dirty word when brought up around a doctor. I don't quite get the hype of why everyone loves it and become insanely addicted to it. Just makes me really tired. Very easily obtained by and old aged doctor. My doctor is 72 and write 100 2mgs of xanax a month to me, and I didn't even ask for it. And all I said was that I'm a bitch when I get my period.
Go to a doctor younger than 55 for xanax, crying and complaining of severe panic attacks to the point of quitting your job and locking yourself in your room for months at a time and I promise you'll walk out with some bullshit like gabapentin.
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The governor's daughter got caught trying to buy Xanax once again.
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a safe medication when used under a psychiatrist's care. i take it daily, and never feel any of the effects described in any of these entries.

i've had a history of panic attacks since childhood, and this drug allows me to function at a high level - and basically do things normal people can do. without it i was a social recluse and could barely leave the house.

i'm an alcoholic (sober) and you cannot compare .25 milligrams of this to whiskey. whiskey made me insane, this simple allows me to live and function.

additive - yes! stop under a doctor's care.
the drug xanax is a huge part of pop culture, largely because it's misunderstood and abused in outrageous doses.
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Another word for chill pill. If its said to you, watch out!
Girl: Take a Xanax!
Boy: Again with that?!
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