What Is Xanax?

Xanax, which is the brand name for alprazolam, is included in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. This drug works by slowing down the movement of chemical stimulus in the brain that can become unbalanced when overstimulated. This results in a reduction in nervous tension which is diagnosed as anxiety.

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. Xanax is a drug prescribed by a physician to counteract those overwhelming negative thoughts and emotions. Negative circumstances and situations not controlled by the individual can cause the person to feel like the situation has gotten the best of them.

Emotions are normal forms of expression. A current thought, sensory information from one of the five senses, a recalled memory or a combination of all three can trigger emotion. Emotions are the intense state of feelings. An intense emotion can be connected with a particular situation.

Certain situations can have a psychologically negative impact on mental capability which causes depression. The feeling of helplessness and lack of control over dealing with a situation can lead to long term and deep depression. Today’s society is full of excess. This pressure causes mental anxiety.

The “What if” Syndrome. This can be controlled by positive role mentoring, therapy and positive group interaction, which is a wonderful venue to talk about what the problem is, before the problem takes control. This is a process. When the normal avenues to control negative thought processes do not have the desired effect, clinical alternatives such as Xanax must be suggested and prescribed.

This drug sends chemicals directly to the part of the brain which regulate the thought process that slow down the reactionary thought process when negative situations arise. The medicine does, however, have addictive qualities. The function that Xanax impacts gets the brain accustomed to the chemical interaction released by this medicine, and does not readily revert back to normal sensory functions without it.

This causes a withdrawal when Xanax is not taken by the patient. Therefore, the prescription and the reaction to the prescription must be carefully monitored. This medication should not be used for an extended period of time without medical supervision. The physician is the only authorized party that can accurately assess the progress of Xanax relative to the patient’s state of mind and how they are coping with stress and stressful situations.


This assessment can save time and energy when properly conducted. Sometimes we don’t know when we are so overwhelmed that our bodies have to mentally “shut down” or limit us, so we can regroup and focus. Once the sensory process is slowed to a manageable degree, the brain can catch up and make a decision that is positive and will have positive results in the patient’s life.

Xanax should only be taken upon a physician’s approval and recommendations and the physician should be notified of any allergies, breathing problems and drug interactions which will cause a negative side effect when interacting with Xanax in the bloodstream. Every precaution should be investigated and all aspects of treatment for anxiety disorders and clinical depression should be examined before a prescription such as Xanax is considered as a treatment plan.

This medicine is very powerful and Xanax addiction is potentially very dangerous. Consider all options but if all options have been used, this is a viable alternative to a lifetime of mental disarray. If you think you’ve crossed over into addiction, then professional help should be sought. There are some serious side effects that can happen as a result of addiction to Xanax, and some very serious withdrawals may follow.