Originally given as a rehab drug, a prescription opioid may end up being abused by its user. Drug abuse is not limited to taking illicit drugs alone. It involves the misuse of prescription drugs too. The misuse of prescription drugs has been on a steady rise for a while now. This abuse has affected not just the individual over the years but also the society at large. It is, therefore, necessary to take action to stop this drug abuse.
Xanax (which is the brand name of a drug called alprazolam) belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. In the United States, it is the most prescribed psychiatric drug for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. Despite being short-acting, Xanax is very potent and has a high potential for abuse.