Xanax, Valium, Klonopin—it sounds like people are digging deep into their drug cabinets these days to deal with fear of flying, according to this article in the Taipei Times. A snip:
"They'll do anything to take the edge off the anxiety of sitting in a plane," she said. "They just want to zone out, they want to sleep. So they'll take Ambien, Sonata, even pain medication like Soma, which is for back pain. People use whatever they have -- the pharmacy in their house."
And worse is that some people, if their own cupboards are bare, are borrowing drugs from their friends and families. I think I'll stick with Sudoku.