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Hi im a recovering addict, was taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks, wondering if theres anything comparable to Xanax (alprazolam) except less addictive?
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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Antidepressants
Xabax and other nedications of its family are not good for long term treatment of panic attacks.
Antidepressant medications prevent panic attacks and are the standard of care for panic attacks.

In brief: Antidepressants
Xabax and other nedications of its family are not good for long term treatment of panic attacks.
Antidepressant medications prevent panic attacks and are the standard of care for panic attacks.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)
For anxiety, Buspar (buspirone) is worth a try.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)
For anxiety, Buspar (buspirone) is worth a try.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Perhaps
Xanax (alprazolam) seems to combine a higher occurence of ephoria with a relatively short half life.
Any other benzo is either less euphoric or has a longer half life and is less problematic with addiction. This includes ativan, Valium and klonopin. Yet all carry significant dependence risk as well. There is a slow release Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer but also maintains a physical dependency.

In brief: Perhaps
Xanax (alprazolam) seems to combine a higher occurence of ephoria with a relatively short half life.
Any other benzo is either less euphoric or has a longer half life and is less problematic with addiction. This includes ativan, Valium and klonopin. Yet all carry significant dependence risk as well. There is a slow release Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer but also maintains a physical dependency.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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