If you're anything like us, when you go against doctors' orders (we can hear our M. Toss and turn all night, thinking about all the sleep you aren't getting. Make a steaming cup of something warm and try to sip yourself to sleep. Pop a Xanax you got the last time you flew cross-country, and thank modern medicine for all it's good for. D.'s voice in our head: "Only take one for anxiety before a flight"), you rationalize: It's not like this is going to kill me, right? No, it's probably not, says Margo Farber, a pharmacist and the director of the Drug Information Services at the University of Michigan Health System. But while it might not be a life-threatening choice, it's definitely not the best option for most people today. Xanax is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, along with Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin. Doctors and psychiatrists usually prescribe them for anxiety, as they mimic the brain's GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitter for a sedating effect, Farber says. "Xannies", or Xanax (usually prescribed for anxiety and insomnia) are relatively new to the party-drug menu, but they're not being taken on your night out. Whether it's to get to sleep, or to ease the pain the next day, Xanax has become the "hangover cure" of choice among university students, tradies, high-fashion executives and corporate lawyers – basically anyone who works hard in the week, and parties harder on weekends. "When you take it, in the short-term at least, you're going to feel less anxious, calmer and have an elevated mood," says Cameron Duff, a research fellow at the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. Nope, these pills are for when you get home and you need to sleep, fast. "So it doesn't surprise me that people are thinking, ' I can drink more and party harder than I might have otherwise, because I've got Xanax at home to help me sleep and cope with my hangover the next day.""It's the circumstances in which people are using Xanax that are dangerous," says Gavin Andrews, professor of psychiatry at the Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. Pop one of these and users believe they'll wake up hangover-free. "I take it pretty much every Sunday to help me get to sleep after a big night. Xanax is more often than not taken after other party drugs have been consumed, such as cocaine, ecstasy or MDMA, and it's this cocktail of drugs which is potentially lethal. Effects can be unpredictable and instant, depending on the other drugs you may have taken."Also, there's a very high risk of overdose," says Duff. "When you have consumed alcohol or other drugs, you don't think straight. So when you then take Xanax, there's a risk of 'taking one more' because you've not fallen asleep quickly enough. And this 'just one more' can escalate into overdose territory." But the biggest threat with Xanax is dependency.
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