Define Xanax Meaning

Xanax is mainly used for anxiety. Almost like a dirty word when brought up around a doctor. I don't quite get the hype of why everyone loves it and become insanely addicted to it. Just makes me really tired. Very easily obtained by and old aged doctor. My doctor is 72 and write 100 2mgs of xanax a month to me, and I didn't even ask for it. And all I said was that I'm a bitch when I get my period.

Go to a doctor younger than 55 for xanax, crying and complaining of severe panic attacks to the point of quitting your job and locking yourself in your room for months at a time and I promise you'll walk out with some bullshit like gabapentin.
By Selia
Mild benzodiazepine (Alprazolam). Tablets are available from 0.25 to 2 milligrams in strength. Assists with anxiety and sleeping disorders.
Due to its short half-life (3 hours) it is one of the more addictive benzos. Addicts can consume up to 14 mg per day. Withdrawal effects include psychosis and epileptic-type seizures.

She spends so much time doctor-shopping for Xanax,she can't hold down a job any longer!
By Raquel
a safe medication when used under a psychiatrist's care. i take it daily, and never feel any of the effects described in any of these entries.

i've had a history of panic attacks since childhood, and this drug allows me to function at a high level - and basically do things normal people can do. without it i was a social recluse and could barely leave the house.

i'm an alcoholic (sober) and you cannot compare .25 milligrams of this to whiskey. whiskey made me insane, this simple allows me to live and function.

additive - yes! stop under a doctor's care.

the drug xanax is a huge part of pop culture, largely because it's misunderstood and abused in outrageous doses.
By Koo
A very potent benzodiazepine. Often referred to as a "minor" tranquilizer , it is really anything but. Typically prescribed for anxiety and panic disorder. Dependence ensues quickly even at therapeutic doses , resulting in what is considered to be one of the worst withdrawal syndromes by the medical community when abruptly discontinued.

The relatively low dose , when compared to the other benzodiazepines , is actually quite deceptive. The general concensus on therapeutic doseage equivalency among benzodiazepines is as follows:

.5mg xanax
1 mg Ativan
.5 mg klonopin
10 mg diazepam , Valium
25 mg. Librium , Chlordiazepoxide

As you can see , 2mgs of xanax is really not a small dose at all. It is equal to 4 10mg valium! Despite the fact that most doctors would never prescribe that much Valium , patients are far too often put on corresponding doses of xanax , and unknowingly become extremely dependent on the drug.

The benzodiazepines are habit forming. W/D can be quite serious ,is of the alcohol type , and can lead to seizures and death if not managed medically.

She didnt know she was dependent on xanax until she stopped taking it , and woke up in the emergency room.
By Bibi

The governor's daughter got caught trying to buy Xanax once again.
By Renae
overrated pill that rappers rap about, addictive
also called as xans, xannies, bars.

Songs which xanax is rapped about:
"100 on my wrist, can't tell me shit
Pop 4 xans then I fucked a nigga's bitch"
-Lil Pump
By Elenore
the drunk-drug; an intense feeling of derp, loosygooseyness, and relaxation; can be ingested via nose or taken like a regular pill

xanax, xannies, bars, schoolbus, bus, benzo

"Man she's so barred out!"
"Can you hook me up with sum school busses brah?!"
By Dian
A drug typically recommended or prescribed by therapists to treat anxiety issues. It's probably over prescribed and the professionals who do prescribe it seem to believe it's pretty harmless and about as addictive as alcohol; sometimes referred to as a wonderdrug with effects similar to valium but without the repercussions. Of course, these professional opinions are questionable as many medical professionals are in the pockets of large drug companies and it's hard to say which drugs, 20 years down the road, will be determined to be very harmful.

Furthermore, there seem to be plenty of addiction/overdose horror stories regarding the drug. But, judging from personal experience, if you don't have an addictive personality (particularly with drugs), you probably won't think Xanax is anything special (I hardly notice the effects aside from occasional sleepiness, will take it rarely, and won't have any problems. With the high number of commonplace issues for which this drug is prescribed (stress, anxiety, menstrual issues and sleeping problems to name a few), this drug is pretty easy to attain through a doctor and more people than you might think have a prescription. This drug is basically as benign or as dangerous as the person who uses it.

"I thought I felt different the first time I took a Xanax, but to be honest I can't really tell what it does... sometimes it makes me sleepy though."
By Elisabeth
often referred to as "god's gift". basically, god got bored one day and decided to hook humans up with heaven on earth. i'm pretty positive that's how we got xanax.

"you know, i didn't USED to care about going to church, but i might reconsider... god really hooked us up with that xanax."

"bro, semester abroad was insane... i just walked around the whole time looking at cathedrals, twerped up on xans and listening to hella."
By Danyette
If you take them like your suppose to (like have anxiety and a perscription) then you won't become "addicted". Xanax is a benzo used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. It's mild (which is meant to describe the time it last).

xanax comes in 4 forms
.25mg white
.5 mg. peach
1mg blue
2mg white bar
By Dorella