In medical terms, it’s a benzodiazepine. It’s legally used for stress, anxiety and panic. Around school, however, it’s referred to as “bars,” “zanies” or “planks” and used to get a feeling similar to intoxication. This over-prescribed drug is becoming a staple in parents’ medicine cabinets, making it much easier for teens to access. What sets Xanax apart from all the other miscellaneous drugs in the medicine cabinet, though, is its ability to make the user black out, the high chance of addiction and the fact that withdrawal from Xanax is potentially deadly.