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Posted by Betty on November 06, 1999 at 21:18:05:

I am looking for any information that anyone can give me on the addiction... side effects... general information... on
the drug... xanax ... zanax...
I have a 30 year old brother that was a recoverd cocaine abuser... clean for almost five years...
Had to endure 2 major shoulder operations.... told the doctor he was a recovering drug abuser.. doctor knew this
and said that it would be ok... prescribed percocet... like candy... being as he was a doctor my brother trusted in his
judgement... the pain was quite severe... then he was involved in a car accident and almost lost a leg.. and again came the
percocet.. again the doctor knew of his previous addiction.. again.. my brother trusted..

After several stressful events....*losing a job due with no notice due to an accident (caused my another employee causing him disability
now pending a law suit, employer dropping his insurance with no notice, workmans comp discontinuing phyiscal therapy, buying a new house, motorcycle accident,
his wedding,* he began to not be able to sleep... working too hard to pay the bills. We thought that he was getting phyiscally sick and suggested that he go in and
get a phyiscal... The doctor decided to prescribe xanax....zanax......and he too knew of his previous drug problem..

well.. bottom line is... he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car and was rushed to the hospital where he was found to have four different drugs in his system
Darvocet, Xanax... Cocaine... and another that I can't remember... any one have any suggestions on Xanax... its side effects... anything on this drug would be appreciated...
and anyway.. best that he can clean up... he says he wants to free of this... problem
Thank you for your kindness... always...Betty

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