"Infamous?" I've taken Xanax (& generic) at rather high doses for quite some time (although I am off them now and using clonazepam) but I have never gotten any type of "buzz" or side effect except reduction of anxiety and occasionally sleepiness. But a panic attack will wear you out pretty good too so I don't really know what made me sleepy.
I've never understood why Xanax would be a popular street drug nor why people act loopy after taking it in movies and such. I have always just supposed that people who actually need the medication don't get a "buzz" from it. I have known several patients that were at least psychologically addicted to Xanax, but I have never spoken to anyone that found taking them recreational in the least (except online and in fiction.)
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