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.
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.
- 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
"bro, semester abroad was insane... i just walked around the whole time looking at cathedrals, twerped up on xans and listening to hella."
Basically xanax is like being the main character in the movie Office space after the hypnosis session, you will feel great.