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!
A favorite of Jeb Bush's daughter.
The governor's daughter got caught trying to buy Xanax once again.
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:
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.
anti-anxiety pill that has both positive and negative effects, can be a wonder durg for people who have very high anxiety ( like myself ) and also can be a nightmare because of the addiction factor. xanax makes me feel so good i want to take it all the time but at the same time i have done some pretty terrible stuff on it. the following is based on my personal experiences with xanax
- no anxiety
- euphoric state of mind
- feeling of superiority
- feeling of indestructability
- the ability to fall asleep whenever
- basically, removal of your conscience
- slow speech, slow movements
- desire to steal
- falling asleep while driving
- 10x stronger when combined with alcohol
My friends describe me as being a zombie while I'm on Xanax
often referred to as "god's gift". basically, god got bored one day and decided to hook humans up with heaven on earth. i'm pretty positive that's how we got xanax.
"you know, i didn't USED to care about going to church, but i might reconsider... god really hooked us up with that xanax."
"bro, semester abroad was insane... i just walked around the whole time looking at cathedrals, twerped up on xans and listening to hella."
A drug typically recommended or prescribed by therapists to treat anxiety issues. It's probably over prescribed and the professionals who do prescribe it seem to believe it's pretty harmless and about as addictive as alcohol; sometimes referred to as a wonderdrug with effects similar to valium but without the repercussions. Of course, these professional opinions are questionable as many medical professionals are in the pockets of large drug companies and it's hard to say which drugs, 20 years down the road, will be determined to be very harmful.
Furthermore, there seem to be plenty of addiction/overdose horror stories regarding the drug. But, judging from personal experience, if you don't have an addictive personality (particularly with drugs), you probably won't think Xanax is anything special (I hardly notice the effects aside from occasional sleepiness, will take it rarely, and won't have any problems. With the high number of commonplace issues for which this drug is prescribed (stress, anxiety, menstrual issues and sleeping problems to name a few), this drug is pretty easy to attain through a doctor and more people than you might think have a prescription. This drug is basically as benign or as dangerous as the person who uses it.
"I thought I felt different the first time I took a Xanax, but to be honest I can't really tell what it does... sometimes it makes me sleepy though."
Another word for chill pill. If its said to you, watch out!
Girl: Take a Xanax!
Boy: Again with that?!