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A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm on 0.5 lorazepam can i get addicted im concerned about that cus i don't want to get addicted. how often should i take it a week? its for anxiety.

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
No one answer: Benzodiazepines are complicated. There is nothing as good for treating acute severe anxiety. Some people are at risk for addiction, but it is usually the people who don't worry about it (folks who have had other problems with addiction in particular). In long term use and at higher doses there may be tolerance and withdrawal if you abruptly stop. Talk to your md. Take them as prescribed.

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