Xanax / Alprazolam and Valium / DiazepamValium is the trade name of the drug diazepam, which is a prescription drug that has been used for decades. In fact, it was mentioned in the classic 60s story Valley of the Dolls, about a trio of women who got through life by taking a variety of pills. It was first released in 1963.
Many people in our modern society know a person who is taking Xanax. Xanax, a prescription drug, is also known as Alprazolam (the generic name). The Xanax version is made by Pfizer. This drug is used to help people control anxiety, depression, nervousness and even panic attacks. There's an area of your brain that is in charge of emotions, and this is what Xanax acts on. Xanax is known to act quite quickly and with quite strong results. While this is great for the person who takes the Xanax, it also means that people can easily become addicted to the "quick fix" that the drug provides.
NOTE: I am not a doctor - please always talk to a doctor if you are not feeling well or have medical questions!
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