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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) and habit

Yes it can be habit forming.
Be careful and discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) and habit

Yes it can be habit forming.
Be careful and discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Philip Gilly
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very much so ...

There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work.
A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine.

In brief: Very much so ...

There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work.
A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. The faster the drug effect reaches and then leaves the brain, the more craving will develop, such as with nicotine or crack cocaine.
Dr. Philip Gilly
Dr. Philip Gilly
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

If used continuously & for long time, yes.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

If used continuously & for long time, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Absolutely! it belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, such as Valium and ativan, (lorazepam) and is a schedule IV drug, requiring a special permit to dispense.
It can cause dependency, and even addiction. It should not be used unless it is prescribed, and only for short periods of time as much as possible.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Absolutely! it belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, such as Valium and ativan, (lorazepam) and is a schedule IV drug, requiring a special permit to dispense.
It can cause dependency, and even addiction. It should not be used unless it is prescribed, and only for short periods of time as much as possible.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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