xanax addiction abuse statistics

Xanax Addiction Statistics


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Xanax Abuse StatisticsData
Number of Xanax prescriptions written in 201539,250,000
Number of Xanax prescriptions written in 200229,900,000
Annual number of ER visits due to Xanax abuse125,000
Average number of pills someone with a Xanax addiction will take each day24 pills
Annual number of Americans age 12 or older who take a prescription pain reliever or sedative for non-medical purposes16,000,000
Percent of high school seniors who reported abusing Xanax at some point in their lives9 %
Percent of teens who’s first drug ever taken (street or pharmaceutical) for non-medical purposes was a Xanax3.2 %
Percent of teens who took Xanax that also took it with alcohol49 %
Annual number of people who seek help for Xanax abuse61,000
How Long Do Benzos Stay in the BodyTime
Halcion Brand2 – 4 hours
Xanax Brand12 – 15 hours
Librium Brand10 – 30 hours
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Top Reported Effects from Xanax AbusePercent Reported
Lack of coordination48 %
Slurred speech37 %
Confusion32 %
Disorientation29 %
Aggression21 %
Fatigue19 %
Anxiety17 %
Restlessness14 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Health Research Funding, Acadiana Addiction Center
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 20, 2017

Xanax Addiction Statistics

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