Xanax is a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted percerptions. The activity of the central nervous systems slows down, small doses relieves the tension but, large doses produce staggering, blurred vision, impaired thinking, slurred speech, etc. Overdoses can cause unconsiouness, and death.
Breathe!!! Therapist shared that holding your breath for 5seconds before you exhale- releases a chemical in your vertebrae, which mimics the physiological calming ( not loopy) response your body goes thru after taking Xanax, without the neg. side effects of taking prescrip. "Benzos". Great Technique!