Here are some Xanax Information. The name “Xanax” is a trademark for alprazolam. It is a drug of the benzodiazepine group. It is used for short-term relief of anxiety and to treat generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, etc.
It is one of the more addictive benzos on the market due to its short half-life of 3 hours (Half-life is how long it takes for the body to get rid of half of the dose) and its quick-acting effect. The pills are available in 0.25 to 2 mg strength, abusers can consume up to 14 mg per day. Also, Xanax users may develop a tolerance; meaning the need for a higher dosage to get the same initial effects.
When attempting to counter-balance tolerance to the drug with higher dosages; overdosing becomes a clear threat.
What sets this drug apart from all the other benzodiazepine medications in the medicine cabinet is its ability to make the user blackout, its high potential for addiction, and its serious withdrawal symptoms. Stopping this drug “cold turkey” is not recommended.
Here are some of the street names given to the drug:
More serious signs of abuse can occur