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Average Street Cost Of Xanax (Alprazolam)

Xanax pills are one of the most popular prescription drugs sold on the black market today. The street price for Xanax pills will vary based on the location of the sale, supply and demand, and more.

Average Street Cost Of Xanax (Alprazolam)

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam, a prescription drug in a classification called benzodiazepines (also referred to as their street name “benzos”). Xanax is typically prescribed for anxiety disorders or panic disorders.

The street value of drugs such as Xanax is highly dependent on their location and dosage. Xanax tablets are referred to as “bars” on the street and come in .25 mg, .50 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg doses.

Street price of Xanax by measurement:

  • a .25 mg Xanax pill may sell on the street for about $1
  • a .5 mg tablet of Xanax may cost up to $2 on the street
  • a 1 mg pill of Xanax may sell on the street for $2 to $3
  • a 2 mg tablet of Xanax sold on the street may be worth $4 to $5.

The 2 mg tablet is oftentimes split into smaller .5 mg bars and sold individually.

What Factors Affect The Street Price Of Xanax?

Much like the illegal sale of prescription opioids such as Vicodin (hydrocodone), tramadol, OxyContin, fentanyl, and others, Xanax prices on the street fluctuate due to an array of factors.

The street price of Xanax may be influenced by:

  • other benzos on the black market, including Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin
  • where Xanax is being sold
  • supply and demand
  • ease of acquisition

Almost any illicit drug or prescription medication sold on the black market is cheaper in cities due to high competition among dealers and easier access to the substance.

People in rural areas will oftentimes pay much higher prices for Xanax or stimulants such as Ritalin on the street.

Side Effects And Risks Of Xanax Misuse

There are a host of potentially lethal side effects and risks associated with Xanax misuse.

Side effects may include:

  • depression
  • irritability
  • weakness or sedation
  • memory impairment

Withdrawal symptoms of Xanax may include feelings of worthlessness, agitation, insomnia, seizures, and nausea.

Treatment Programs For Prescription Drug Addiction

If you or someone you care about is in need of addiction treatment, help is available.

Treatment options at a rehab center may include:

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Your or your loved one can find the evidence-based treatment services you need at Bedrock Recovery Center in Massachusetts.

Call our helpline for more information on our residential treatment program for prescription drug abuse. Our team can also provide referrals for medical advice.

Written by
Bedrock Recovery Editorial Team

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