What is Xanax?

What is Xanax?

 

Xanax, or Xanax, is a drug that has become a very serious problem for youth in the United States over the past few decades. Though prescribed for anxiety much of the time, it is abused more often than not.

 

Xanax has become an extremely dangerous prescription drug epidemic. (Image courtesy of WebMD)

Xanax has become an extremely dangerous prescription drug epidemic. (Image courtesy of WebMD)

What is Xanax?

 

Xanax is a drug that falls under the benzodiazepine category, under the generic name Alprazolam. Alprazolam is meant to treat unbalanced chemicals in the brain in order to help mitigate or completely avoid anxiety or anxiety attacks.

Unfortunately, despite any health benefits it may have it is more often used as a drug by young people to escape, as it provides a strong feeling of euphoria and a relaxed state of mind. The potential for abuse with Alprazolam is high.

 

Effects and Dangers of Xanax

 

When used, Xanax creates a very strong sense of comfort, being relaxed and comfortable. Despite this, the use of Xanax is coupled by many side effects. In addition, Xanax is also highly addictive, and can require higher and more frequent doses the longer it is used.

 

Xanax is riddled with side effects as well including slurred speech, memory problems, feeling anxious without it, uncontrollable muscle movements and even seizures. It is because of these side effects that Xanax should never, under any circumstances be used in combination with alcohol, which can be a fatal combination.

 

Addiction to Xanax and Alprazolam

 

As with any serious drug, Xanax can promote drug-seeking addictive behavior. Because prolonged use of the drug prevents the brain from naturally being able to provide chemicals that provide pleasure, users will ultimately only be able to derive any sense of well being unless they are using the drug.

 

What makes Xanax so terrible is its prevalence among young people, being readily available not only in clubs and events but in schools and even your own home. Xanax is easy to obtain for anyone, and pervasive among all areas of the country. If you or someone you know needs help from Xanax addiction, do not hesitate to contact us at (888)357-7577.