Xanax is a sedative Doctors prescribe to treat anxiety and panic disorder. It is a controlled substance and should only be available to those who have doctors’ consent. Xanax is alprazolam. You may also know Xanax to be called “Benzo” short for Benzodiazepine. Alprazolam increases something called ( Gabba) Gamma-aminobutyric. Gabba is a neurotransmitter distributed in our brain cortex known as a natural tranquilizer. Xanax enhances the effect gabba has on our bodies. In some cases, while taking Xanax, the gabba will stop signals to the brain that would typically excite and lead to panic/anxiety attacks. Xanax is a powerful form of Benzodiazepine and can trigger the reward system, which puts users at a potentially high risk of becoming addicted to the drug. Using this drug for an extended amount of time has severe long-term effects that could last a lifetime. People can experience trouble learning new skills, delays in resonding, vision problems, concentration issues, and problems processing information as quickly and regularly. It is essential to discuss all possibilities with your doctor if you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or panic disorder. Xanax is highly addictive. Many people develop substance abuse disorder while using this drug. If you or a loved one is suffering from drug abuse, reach out to one of Bright Futures Treatment Centers trained professionals at 1.844.SOBER.00 to discuss the many options that are available to you and your loved ones.