Xanax is a prescription benzodiazepine that is commonly abused because of its sedative and euphoric properties.
It goes by many names used to describe Xanax specifically and benzodiazepines in general.
Xanax can come in the form of:
Popular Street Names For Xanax
This prescription benzodiazepine is used recreationally and as a part of habitual drug use. Many people that abuse opioids use drugs like Xanax to ease withdrawal effects.
Street names for Xanax include:
- bicycle handlebars
- school bus
Because many people seek out depressants in general, Xanax is included in more general terms that can include other benzodiazepines like Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam).
Street names for Xanax and other benzodiazepines include:
- chill pills
- nerve pills
Xanax With Other Drugs
Xanax is sometimes sold laced with opioids like fentanyl, which increases the risk of respiratory depression and death with unintentional overdoses.
Xanax is commonly used alongside alcohol or marijuana. It is also used in “speedballs” or “pharmaceutical powerballs” that include stimulants like Adderall (amphetamine) or cocaine.
Find Help For Xanax Abuse Today
Benzodiazepines can create a strong dependence and addiction. People that abuse prescription benzos like Xanax can find help from inpatient and outpatient rehab programs.
If you or a loved one is abusing drugs like Xanax, it’s not too late to get help. Talk to one of our treatment specialists to get started today.
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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Drug Slang Code Words DEA Intelligence Report
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Commonly Used Drugs Charts, Central Nervous System Depressants