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.
I don’t know what ever happened to Lance, but the dude was something special. He could spit some of the most articulate venom I’ve seen, and once you coupled that with sprinkles of humor and added his exceptional recall for historical facts (only trumped by Quintus, in my opinion) — you had an unfuckwithable red pill machine. It’s a shame he could never be convinced into writing for the site. There’s no trace of him to be found here anymore, quite sadly. He’s one of those guys that can’t be imitated or replaced.