Popular names Xanax (brand name)
What is it?

Alprazolam (often seen as under the trade name Xanax) is a sedative drug prescribed for the treatment of anxiety/stress/depression, panic attacks, and sleep disorders.

Sought after effects

• Relaxation
• Sleepiness
• Occasional mild euphoria (happiness)

Undesired effects

• Drowsiness
• Dizziness/loss of co-ordination
• Headaches
• Sometimes mild amnesia

What does it look like?

Small pills, usually oval though can be other shapes. They come at different strengths (0.25mg, 0.5mg and 1mg being the most common) and in a range of different colours (white, orange and pink most often) and the colour is usually linked to the strength of the pill. They are also found (rarely) in capsule form.

How is it taken?

Swallowed (pill or capsule)