Getting off Xanax is a VERY difficult process, speaking from experience. I've been trying to get off of it for over a year. Every time I think I'm done with it, I'll take one to curb a panic attack, and the process starts all over again. I would recommend cutting your dosage by a quarter once every week or two. DIfferent schedules work better for different people. Do what YOU'RE comfortable with. If you're on 3 mgs a day, try cutting it down to 2 and a half. Take your first one, then your second, then half of your third. Try that for a few weeks. If you can successfully do well on that, try taking 2mgs a day, but split it up evenly throughout the day so you're still taking it regularly. The problem with Xanax is it has a very short half life, so it leaves your system very quickly and withdrawals can start within a few hours depending on how much you usually take. The key here is ALWAYS take it slow. It takes some people over a year or more to completely rid their lives of Xanax. I know you're in a hurry to get off (I am too), but do go too fast or your body may not be able to handle it. I hope this has helped at least a little. Talk to your doctor if you're looking for something to substitute the Xanax with to help with withdrawals. Just don't substitute one benzo for another or the cycle will continue and it will be even harder to quit in the end. Stay true to yourself, and more importantly, be strong. There are tons of people here who will support you the whole way through.