Xanax is a member of the Benzodiazepine family of drugs that controls neurotransmitters in the brain to promote a calm and serene emotional response. When a person experiences a panic or anxiety attack the brain is transmitting danger preparedness signals to the body to prepare the body for fight or flight. Xanax controls the impulse by the brain to overreact and virtually stops the intense responses associated with this over activity like
- chest pains,
- radiating pain to the extremities
- and temporary loss of motor functions.
For those suffering from the effects of anxiety attacks careful monitoring by a doctor promotes a successful treatment regimen. However today, Xanax has taken on a personality all its own and gained notoriety as a drug of choice by party addicts.
Xanax pills have entered the recreational drug scene as a drug of choice known to produce and enhance euphoric effects especially when coupled with other recreational drugs such as LSD or cocaine. This popularity explosion can largely be attributed to the ease with which Xanax pills can be obtained on the internet. Hundreds of so-called reputable pharmacies are popping up every day claiming to be able to provide high quality Xanax without a prescription.
Sadly our youth have fallen prey to this lure and sought the help of these unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies to obtain this controlled drug and promote its sale on the streets. It has been reported that more than 35% of emergency room visits are attributed to prescription drug overdose, particularly benzodiazepine overdose. The abuse of Xanax crosses over color and gender lines affecting both male and female from different nationalities and social statuses.
Why are Xanax pills so popular?
Well, besides the fact that it is so convenient to obtain it is manufactured in a way that provides almost instantaneous effects. Its delivery system is super charged to assimilate quickly into the blood stream and affect the brain within seconds. It is often crushed and mixed with cocaine or LSD to provide unbelievable highs and extend the feeling of out of body euphoria.
Popular delivery methods include ingestion by mouth, crushing and snorting and melting and mixing with other psychedelic drugs to be injected directly into the vein. The effects as mentioned before are intense but they only last for a maximum of 2-3 hours. Due to the high tolerance rate of Xanax abusers are usually looking for ways to increase the dosage and achieve the same initial effect.
Xanax is highly addictive and dangerous if abused. If there is no medical reason for you to take this substance it would be the course of wisdom not to experiment with it. This decision could ultimately mean your life.