TMZ Reporting that Whitney Died in Free Xone Posted February 13, 2012 This is so very sad. Working in a pharmacy and frequenting the club scene, I'm still shocked how readily available xanax is. Both xanax and klonopin and valium and similiar benzos are ridiculously addictive and very strong. As far as legal use, the biggest problem is they are being prescribed for major depression and manic depression disorders instead of real anti-depressants like paxil, prozac, and effexor that build in your system. Xanax should be taken AS NEEDED for major panic attacks and the like or MAYBE for people who have attacks before flights. But people also use them to come down from drug highs like meth, etc when the want to sleep or mix with alcohol or viagra for sex highs. Doctors really need to monitor use and refills better, even with people who need it.