In medical terms, it’s a benzodiazepine. It’s legally used for stress, anxiety and panic. Around school, however, it’s referred to as “bars,” “zanies” or “planks” and used to get a feeling similar to intoxication. This over-prescribed drug is becoming a staple in parents’ medicine cabinets, making it much easier for teens to access. What sets Xanax apart from all the other miscellaneous drugs in the medicine cabinet, though, is its ability to make the user black out, the high chance of addiction and the fact that withdrawal from Xanax is potentially deadly.
Users on an oral steroid cycle may experience a sudden increase in body weight and muscular development, insomnia, irritability, aggressive combative behavior, puffy face, severe acne, bad breath, a yellowing of the eyes and skin, premature hair loss, hyperactivity, and exaggerated mood swings that include uncontrollable outbursts of anger. Males may also experience testicular shrinkage and can develop female breast tissue on the pectoral muscles. Females may also experience a deeper voice and decreased breast size. Continued use can result in life-threatening situations involving the liver, cardiovascular system, and brain.
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