XANXIETY

An investigation into the rise of Britain's counterfeit Xanax use

Important Questions

So, How Many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Do You Gotta Eat Before You Die?

Lil Xan said the snacks landed him in hospital this week, so we've been speaking to some medical experts about this red-hot matter.
Patrick Heardman
9.27.18
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How SoundCloud Rappers and Xanax Influenced Fashion

There is a palpable nihilism and vulnerability to many of these artists that’s reflected in both what they put in and on their body.
Emma Garland
4.3.18
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The Results of the Biggest UK Survey On Teen Xanax Use

Over a third of young people told VICE they have friends who take Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.27.18
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The Great American Xanax Legacy

How the drug went from a medication for Middle America to being glorified by a range of hip-hop artists.
Drew Millard
3.26.18
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This Is What Five Generations of Benzo Addiction Looks Like

From Xanax to valium, people of different ages talk about how they became reliant on a benzodiazepine.
Max Daly
3.22.18
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Teens Describe Kicking Their Xanax Habit

Young former addicts from across the UK relay their experiences of trying to get off counterfeit Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.22.18
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The Withdrawal Diary of a Xanax Addict

One young man records his struggle to break free from his addiction to counterfeit Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.21.18
Features

Xanny, Make It Go Away: How Benzos Infiltrated UK Music

The anti-anxiety prescription drug hopped over the Atlantic to impact DJs, producers and fans alike.
Nilu Haidari
3.21.18
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This Is Your Body On Xanax

What's going on in your body and brain 24 hours after taking the drug? What about two weeks?
Mark Wilding
3.21.18
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How Xanax Became the British Teenager's Drug of Choice

With counterfeit Xans readily available on the dark web, a generation of teenagers have found out the hard way that the pills aren't as easygoing as they first thought.
Hannah Ewens
1.26.18