I thought I read somewhere it has a narcotic component in it.
1 Feb 2011
hey cathleen, be careful if your taking xanax it is very addictive and has nasty withdrawals that can even be dangerous if you have been on it for any length of time. but for panic attacks and anxiety it works great. so its a matter of how bad you need it and if its worth the risks. i had my doctor switch me to kolonipin its a longer lasting safer drug but very similar. its been a blessing in my life.
31 Jan 2011
Technically, opiates (or any substance derived from the poppy) are considered narcotics. But many think that any controlled substance that can cause a feeling of euphoria, are narcotics too. It really depends on the source. Sorry I couldn't help more.
Take care and keep in touch!
1 Feb 2011
Xanax is a benzodiazepine. It is considered a controlled substance due to its addiction potential. A schedule 3 or 4? It is not a derivative of poppies. Christine is right that many people consider any scheduled drugs narcotics. Narcotics are usually drugs made from poppies or are synthetically made to be like drugs derived from poppies. That may not be technically correct but it was the easiest way I could think of to explain. So, yes, benzo's are controlled but they are not derived from poppies or chemically related to poppies. They are a separate category of drugs.
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