I’m thinking probably. Somebody I know deals with anxiety and I think lately they’ve been taking higher doses of xanax for more than just the relief from anxiety. I know this can lead to addiction, and xanax addiction is serious, but if they were to deal with that with a doctor’s help and taper down… could they still take the medication for their anxiety? Will they need to switch medications?
Addiction is a very common problem with prescription medication. The problem is that, the longer you take the medication, the less effective it becomes and you need to take higher doses.
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