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Signs of Abuse of Xanax

Xanax is a trade name for a prescription benzodiazepine medication available in generic form as alprazolam. This relatively fast-onset, short-duration-of-action sedative is prescribed to manage generalized anxiety and panic disorder.1 When...

Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax is a brand name for alprazolam—one of the most widely prescribed anti-anxiety medications in the United States. Though it may be used safely for the short-term management of panic and...

Xanax Side Effects

Sedative medications such as Xanax, especially when misused nonmedically, are associated with several side effects. Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine—a class of drugs that work to inhibit certain types of...

Xanax Overdose: Symptoms & Signs

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine drug. With a relatively better safety profile and less potential for abuse, the benzodiazepine class of drugs became prevalently used alternatives to barbiturates.1 Despite an...

Most Common Benzodiazepines and Signs of Abuse

Benzodiazepines make up a class of central nervous system (CNS) depressants that work by enhancing the effects of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that effectively slows nerve...

Can Clobazam Be Recreationally Abused?

Clobazam (also known by the brand names Onfi, Frisium, and Urbanol) is a benzodiazepine drug and is approved for the treatment of anxiety and seizures. It is also approved for...

Getting Treatment for Restoril Addiction

Restoril (temazepam) is one of several commonly prescribed benzodiazepine drugs. Like other drugs in its class, Restoril’s primary mechanism of action involves increased activity of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric...

Dangers of Injecting and Snorting Xanax

Alprazolam, better known by its brand name Xanax, is a commonly prescribed anxiolytic medication. Alprazolam is a fast onset, short-acting medication used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders....

Valium Addiction and Health Effects

Valium (diazepam) was the second benzodiazepine drug developed (after Librium) in the early 1960s.1 Its use is indicated for the relief of short-term anxiety and panic, epilepsy, seizures, skeletal muscle...

Xanax Withdrawal: Timelines and Medications

Xanax is a brand name for alprazolam, a prescription drug primarily used for the short-term management of anxiety and panic disorder.1 This drug is a benzodiazepine, a class of central nervous...

Xanax Abuse, Addiction and Treatment Options

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and one of the most commonly prescribed sedative drugs in the United States. As a class of drugs, benzodiazepines are used to treat several medical/mental health...

Benzodiazepines Abuse and Addiction

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedative, hypnotic, and anxiolytic prescription drugs that act as central nervous system (CNS) depressants. With millions of prescriptions dispensed each year, several benzodiazepine agents are...

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