The Xanax Epidemic Spreads from Rap Fame to Pop Shame

Tillie Cortez, staff writer

Alprazolam, or Xanax, is a sedative used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. But some people use it for whole other reasons.
Consuming Alprazolam, unrelated to medical circumstances, is really irresponsible and mindless. Xanax is often abused by the younger generation, for the fast-acting, relaxed “high” it can give to people who take it, with or without a prescription.
Usually when an individual abuses this drug, noticeable symptoms include: cognitive and coordination impairment, nausea or vomiting, seizures, (etc.) Prolonged use of the drug can cause serious side effects such as depression, aggression, delirium, and psychosis. Honestly, it seems as if by taking the drug there’s more potential cons than pros.
“I just felt really drowsy. I ended up sleeping for hours afterwards.” says anonymous.
With calming anxiety an intended consequence, that calm can quicly just turn into passed out
“Doing it once is good enough; it’s a one and done thing, I’d say,” admits another.
Not that I endorse the use of drugs, there are other alternative substances to consider that are less damaging and harmful to your body.