Xanax Effects

Xanax effects many different aspects of an individual. The major concern about Xanax has been "idiosyncratic reaction." People taking Xanax can become uninhibited, violent, or have marked personality changes. This is why Xanax is prohibited in the UK. In general, Xanax will sedate the user. Many people use Xanax to lower their inhibitions the same way that others use alcohol. Both Xanax and alcohol are depressants and in low doses they tend to make the user feel more relaxed and sociable. Unfortunately, as with any depressant, tolerance develops from prolonged use. The user needs larger & larger dosages to feel sedated which greatly increases the risk of severe side effects.
  • Drug Facts
  • Due to Xanax's ability to quickly leave the blood stream, traditional drug test can not detect it.
  • The 1990 to 1998 National Institute of Drug Abuse statistics show that the number of Americans who began to misuse sedatives nearly doubled, while abuse of pain relievers rose 180% during this time period.
  • Xanax comes in two forms: 1-mg lavender-colored tablets referred to as "footballs" or "blues" which sell for around $2 and 2-mg white rectangular-shaped pills (nicknamed "bars," "coffins" or "french fries") which go for $5 to $10.
  • "When people start escalating dosages and self-medicating, they can very quickly become addicted and it can be a very dangerous addiction," said drug expert and author Rod Colvin.
  • Xanax, or Alprazolam, is a drug in pill form which is prescribed to patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).