A 30-year-old member asked:
How could i be addicted to fioricet but have been taking xanax (alprazolam) for panic and have never abused it/felt the urge?
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Specializes in General Practice
Both are addictive: If you are getting Xanax (alprazolam) on a regular basis you might not have known that you were addicted. Try stopping for a number of days, a few weeks, see if you have the urge for that as well. Barbiturates (fioricet) and benzodiazepines (xanax) are both "downers" and both have tachyphylaxis (habituation) qualities.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2015
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