Xanax Addiction - Search Frequency Research Confirms Related Findings

The search frequency data (below) on Xanax addiction supports what conventional drug addictions statistics have shown: Xanax addiction is the most prevalent benzodiazepine abuse problem and its misuse is on the rise.

A 2005 study of emergency department visits for abuse of prescription drugs (Drug Abuse Warning Network) showed that 62,020 visits were related to Xanax abuse, up from 49,842 Xanax visits in 2004. By comparison, only 18,567 visits were linked to Valium abuse, up from 15,733 in the previous year.

In this online query study, “Xanax addiction” was searched 13,151 times in a one-year period (see Graph 1 below), compared to 3,682 queries for “Valium addiction” (see Valium addiction page). The relationship of E.D. visits for Xanax addiction versus Valium addiction is remarkably similar to online query rates for these two terms, at just over three times for Xanax addiction.

Xanax Addiction “Withdrawl” a Common Phrase

These prevalence statistics are somewhat unique with respect to search frequency studies. Where a wide range of terms are usually typed to learn more about a subject online, the phrases used to search Xanax addiction are fairly concentrated.

After “Xanax addiction” (13,151), “addiction to Xanax” follows at a distant 1,108. The next most popular phrase is “symptoms of Xanax addiction” at 283 searches annually. Follow the link to Graph 4 to view the raw data from which these statistics are generated. The entire phrase “symptoms of Xanax addiction withdrawl” was recorded a surprising 278 times (note that withdrawal is misspelled in all these occurrences). The remaining results are negligible.

Xanax Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  14,000
xanax addiction    13151
addiction to xanax    1108
symptoms of xanax    283
symptoms of xanax addiction    283
addiction withdrawl    278
xanax addiction and withdrawal    74
xanax addictive    17
addiction and treatment    12
xanax addiction and treatment    12
xanax and addiction    11
how much xanax    10
xanax addiction forums    8
xanax long term    8
addiction forums    8
addiction xanax    6
signs of xanax addiction    5
addiction to pain pills    4
addictive qualities of xanax    4
drug addiction    4
symtoms of xanax addiction    4
xanax addictions    4
addiction help    3
addiction withdrawal    3
treatment for xanax    3
xanax addiction help    3
treatment for xanax addiction    3
how addictive is xanax    3
prescription drug    2
drug addiction xanax    2
xanax drug addiction    2
xanax drug    2
addiction soma    2
drug abuse    2
0 14,000

Symptoms of Xanax Addiction - Focused Queries

Graph 2 further demonstrates the specificity of searched terms in relation to Xanax addiction. Compared to an overwhelming 14,300 occurrences of the word “addiction”, “symptoms” appears only 285 times in the top 30 phrases and “withdrawl”, 278. Apparently, typing in “symptoms of Xanax addiction” or simply “Xanax addiction” is providing the answers that online addictions researchers are looking for. Other infrequent inquiries include “is Xanax addictive” and “how much Xanax is addictive”.

Xanax Addiction - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Xanax addiction searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Xanax addiction exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  15,000
addiction    14300
symptoms    285
withdrawl    278
withdrawal    77
addictive    37
treatment    16
how    14
term    10
job    9
performance    9
forums    8
long    8
drug    6
signs    6
pills    4
pain    4
symtoms    4
help    4
qualities    4
addictions    4
soma    3
physical    2
from    2
prescription    2
addicting    2
boards    2
lorcet    2
short    2
abuse    2
harmless    1
1,000    1
group    1
100    1
4    1
about    1
fear    1
ativan    1
disscussion    1
concepts/words.    1
discussion    1
depresent    1
anti    1
day    1
assessments    1
exact    1
recovery    1
xr    1
what    1
vicodin    1
valium    1
trinity    1
top    1
symptom    1
support    1
special    1
side    1
medications    1
search    1
holy    1
procedures    1
phrases    1
overcoming    1
moving    1
mg    1
zanax    1
medicine    1
025    1
kansas    1
hydrocodone    1
husband    1
self    1
0 15,000

Addictions Research - A Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Looks for Answers

Addictions researchers at USDR, a prominent Montreal drug and alcohol rehab center, are using the results of these innovative search frequency studies to improve their knowledge base on addictions. The analysis of addiction search query studies not only helps them understand their patients' needs, it helps them keep abreast of changing societal trends.

Xanax Addiction - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 64 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  2
addiction support    1
about valium    1
fear of xanax addiction    1
drug abuse xanax addiction    1
ativan or xanax    1
addiction treatment    1
addiction symptoms    1
overcoming xanax addiction    1
addiction support group    1
physical effects of xanax    1
addiction soma lorcet xanax    1
addiction soma hydrocodone xanax    1
addiction recovery xanax    1
addiction recovery    1
addiction medicine    1
abuse xanax    1
addiction symptom xanax    1
xanax addiction medicine    1
xanax zanax addiction    1
xanax xr and addiction    1
xanax xr    1
xanax symptoms addiction    1
xanax symptoms    1
xanax signs addiction    1
hydrocodone xanax    1
xanax addiction symptoms    1
zanax addiction    1
xanax addiction harmless    1
vicodin addiction    1
valium and xanax    1
prescription drug addiction xanax    1
prescription drug addiction    1
prescription drug abuse    1
xanax addiction treatment    1
0 2