Typically prescribed to treat individuals suffering from anxiety and panic disorders, Xanax is the trade name of the prescription medication alprazolam and is in a category of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Highly addictive, tolerance to Xanax develops quickly requiring the users to take more in order to achieve desired effects. Xanax can be very dangerous when taken with other drugs or in large doses. As a sedative, when mixed with alcohol it can be fatal.


Physical Signs of Abuse

• Drowsiness
• Difficulty concentrating
• Problems with memory
• Sluggishness
• Slowed breathing

Other Signs of Abuse
  • Taking higher doses than prescribed
  • Increase or decrease in sleep
  • Seeking prescriptions from more than one doctor
  • Social withdrawal/Isolation
Dangers of Abuse & Dependence
  •  Depression
  • Delirium
  • Aggression and impulsivity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Increased risk of dementia
  • Psychosis

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