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I don't have experience w/ mj addiction specifically, but I can tell you I'm coming out of an addiction to ativan (related to valium) and ambien (sleep hypnotic). Every day toward the evening I would have a near panic attack and felt really depressed a lot, too. I kept thinking I needed the drugs because I was so anxious, etc. Now that I've been off nearly 10 days, I realize that my anxiety was being caused by starting to go into physical withdrawal every day. My mood has evened out tremendously.

There is no question that some people have anxiety and need meds to deal w/ it. But you may find that smoking pot is only making you feel more anxiety when you aren't high than you would if you didn't smoke. Like I said, I don't know specifically, but it was my experience w/ anti-anxiety drugs.