teen girl considering xanax abuse

Is My Teen Abusing Xanax?

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders. Also known as benzodiazepine, it is dangerous and very addictive because it creates an intense feeling of euphoria. A recent survey found that one in five users of benzodiazepine is misusing the drug. What makes it worse? It is available to teens, who often use…

a doctor talking to a young patient about xanax withdrawal symptoms

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

As long as a patient uses Xanax as their doctor prescribes, they should not encounter problems. It’s the doctor’s responsibility to make sure the patient is getting the proper dosage. However, the moment someone goes off prescription or starts using Xanax as a recreational user, they run the risk of developing a severe substance abuse.…