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Xanax: Physical Dependence, Withdrawals, and Long Term Effects on the Brain

Xanax is a prescription benzodiazepine (known as benzo for short) that has a very high drug dependence rate among users. Benzos amplify the effects of neurotransmitters within the brain, specifically the GABA transmitter. The GABA transmitter creates a sedative, anticonvulsant, and even muscle relaxant effect [1]. Because of these effects, Xanax is often used to treat anxiety because it works…

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