In this age of high anxiety, Xanax is a common solution. According to CBS News , Xanax has become the Prozac of this decade, and its popularity comes with the price of addiction.
In 2010, 46 million prescriptions for Xanax were written. Lisa Miller, who wrote New York magazine’s cover story, “Xanax:A Love Story,” said that Xanax is a convenient solution for busy people, who suffer from “situational anxiety.” She defines anxiety as being chronic worrying, about both the past and the future. Miller said, “Americans love convenience. We love quick fixes, and Xanax is part of that trend. But it can also be extremely addicting.”
The drug is rarely dangerous when taken by itself. It is when people mix it with other drugs and alcohol that Xanax can become deadly.