Xanax Addiction Statistics


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Xanax Abuse Statistics Data
Number of Xanax prescriptions written in 2015 39,250,000
Number of Xanax prescriptions written in 2002 29,900,000
Annual number of ER visits due to Xanax abuse 125,000
Average number of pills someone with a Xanax addiction will take each day 24 pills
Annual number of Americans age 12 or older who take a prescription pain reliever or sedative for non-medical purposes 16,000,000
Percent of high school seniors who reported abusing Xanax at some point in their lives 9 %
Percent of teens who’s first drug ever taken (street or pharmaceutical) for non-medical purposes was a Xanax 3.2 %
Percent of teens who took Xanax that also took it with alcohol 49 %
Annual number of people who seek help for Xanax abuse 61,000
How Long Do Benzos Stay in the Body Time
Halcion Brand 2 – 4 hours
Xanax Brand 12 – 15 hours
Librium Brand 10 – 30 hours
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Top Reported Effects from Xanax Abuse Percent Reported
Lack of coordination 48 %
Slurred speech 37 %
Confusion 32 %
Disorientation 29 %
Aggression 21 %
Fatigue 19 %
Anxiety 17 %
Restlessness 14 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Health Research Funding, Acadiana Addiction Center
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: February 16, 2016

Xanax Addiction Statistics

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