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Losing a Loved One to a Drug Overdose
Feb 11, 2021

Dealing with the death of any family member is tough. But coping with the loss of a child after an overdose on drugs is a hard pill to swallow. And knowing that the source of receiving the drugs was as easy to find as going to a social media account, makes the experience even more […]

Dangers of Mixing Klonopin and Xanax
May 2, 2017

Oftentimes, one substance enhances the effects of the other. When people mix drugs, they put themselves at risk of overdose, even more so than when they’re only abusing one substance at a time. Two drugs that are sometimes taken together are Klonopin and Xanax. What Are Klonopin and Xanax? Klonopin is the brand name for […]

Is Counterfeit Xanax Dangerous?
Apr 27, 2017

At first glance, the idea of a counterfeit drug may seem harmless. After all, how much trouble could a fake drug be? From October to December 2015, many people across the United States discovered just how dangerous counterfeit drugs can be, after a counterfeit version of the prescription drug Xanax killed one person and left […]

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol
Apr 18, 2017

According to the book Benzodiazepines, Xanax (alprazolam) was developed as an alternative medication to Valium (diazepam) for the treatment of anxiety, particularly panic attacks. Both Xanax and Valium are benzodiazepines, which are tranquilizer drugs or central nervous system depressant drugs that are primarily designed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Benzodiazepines are generally classified as […]

Xanax Abuse: Symptoms and Signs of Addiction
Sep 13, 2016

It is a benzodiazepine, which means that it has a sedative effect; it is also categorized as a tranquilizer or anxiolytic. Xanax is indicated for the medical treatment of panic disorders, anxiety disorders, and anxiety that is caused by depression. However, Xanax is also a drug of abuse with high addiction potential. When Xanax abuse […]

Dangers of Snorting, Smoking, or Injecting Xanax
Jun 8, 2016

Xanax, the trade name for the drug alprazolam, is a common medication of the benzodiazepine (benzo) class used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It may also be used with other drugs to control the nausea associated with chemotherapy. It’s often referred to as a tranquilizer due to its calming and relaxing effects, as it […]

How Long Does Xanax Stay in Your System?
May 5, 2016

Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and sleep disorders by depressing the central nervous system. Though very effective, they can also be seriously addictive and are often abused recreationally. Xanax calms the nerves and produces a feeling of relaxation at standard doses, which come in pill form. If taken at high doses, […]

Can You Take Xanax While Pregnant?
Jan 6, 2016

Xanax — a brand name for alprazolam — is a prescription benzodiazepine that works by calming central nervous system impulses. As neurotransmitters fire off in the brain, they cause emotional and behavioral reactions. When levels of certain neurotransmitters known as GABA are too low, they can cause mood disturbances. Increasing those levels often works to […]

Xanax Abuse: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Xanax
Jan 6, 2016

While alprazolam (al-PRA-zuh-lam) can be helpful when used as directed, it can also be misused, which further increases the likelihood of a host of adverse effects, including addiction, overdose, and on rare occasions death.1 In fact, according to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 4.7 million people aged 12 or older misused […]

Xanax Addiction: How Addictive is Xanax?
Jan 6, 2016

Xanax was first approved for the treatment of panic disorder in the 1970s. Over the years, it has come to be recognized as an effective remedy for anxiety, nausea caused by chemotherapy, depression, and other health issues. Xanax belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, and it is a Schedule IV controlled substance, […]

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