Xanax (Alprazolam) is a powerful and highly addictive benzodiazepine drug which can be prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety, phobias, and panic disorders. The medication was first introduced in the mid-1970s. It has gone on to become the most highly prescribed benzodiazepine in the United States with about 50 million prescriptions written each year. In fact, Xanax is prescribed twice as frequently as other well-known benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan.
The generic name of the drug is alprazolam. This medication acts quickly and produces effects, such as feelings of euphoria, within an hour of ingestion. These effects make it a popular drug of abuse. Xanax bars come in a variety of shapes, colors, and strengths. How much is a bar of Xanax? The street price of the drug, both liquid Xanax and Xanax pills, varies from region to region. Read on to find out how to identify Xanax pills and what the different colors mean