Mother's Little Helper

Apr 12, 2012

Today’s frantic, always 'on' lifestyle have you feeling anxious? Pop a pill! Prescriptions for benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and Valium have risen 17% since 2006 to nearly 94 million each year. An increasing number of Americans have no qualms about taking a cheap and effective benzo before a high-stakes meeting, or when facing a loaded “to-do” list.

Lisa Miller is a columnist for The Washington Post and contributing editor at New York Magazine, where she wrote that we are living in the age of Xanax.