Although drug use has declined over the last decade, new and potentially life-threatening trends continue to emerge. Recently, doctors have warned of the "emerging crisis" associated with the use of Xanax among adolescents.
Xanax is a brand of alprazolam, marketed as an alternative to benzodiazepines (“diazepam”) and is used to treat problems related to anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. It works by giving, enhancing feelings of joy, and reducing stress and anxiety.
Dosages range from 0.25 mg up to 3 mg per day (compared to this, a teaspoon of sugar is about 1,300 of this amount). The dose may typically take up to 1 hour to achieve an effect that lasts 5-12 hours, depending on the drug's prescription. It can take four or five days to remove the drug from your body.