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What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Both medications can be addictive.
Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician.

In brief: Both

Both medications can be addictive.
Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
And even though both are benzodiazepines, in some the withdrawal process from Xanax may be more difficult.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Xanax/Ativan

At high enough dose & for long enough time, both are.

In brief: Xanax/Ativan

At high enough dose & for long enough time, both are.
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