Re: Does xanax cause withdrawls?
Xanax will cause withdrawal if you become addicted to it. All benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin) are addictive and if you become severely addicted the withdrawal can actually kill you. (I could be wrong, butI believe benzos and alcohol are the only two substances in which the withdrawal can actually be fatal)
I am prescribed valium and have been taking it as needed since July without any problem with addiction. My ex-boyfriend suffered from a valium addiction several years ago (he, in fact, overdosed and was hospitalized) and had to go through detox to get off of them. They tapered off his daily use. He was taking up to 20-30 of them a day. In other words, you're not likely to become addicted to Xanax as long as you don't abuse them and as long as you have a responsible Doc who will quit refilling the scrip before addiction sets in.