@calabama71: Unfortunately, you are correct. I worked as a paramedic for many years. One call that I will never forget was on a young, teenage girl who had overdosed. She and her friends were “recreationally” taking the Xanax bars. She had never taken them before and she had a very adverse reaction.
After many days in the hospital, she was finally well enough to go home.
Xanax is a very effective medication when used properly.