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Hi all! I've been in recovery from alcohol for 24 years and have also had my share of depression and anxiety that came before I ever picked up a drink to self-medicate. My psychiatrist prescribed a non-addictive anti- anxiety medication called Buspar. The highest dose that people can take is up to 60 mgs. I, however, only started taking 10 mg per day about 10 days ago. It does help with the anxiety and works with the depression also because it doesn't work like Valium, Klonopin, or Xanax. I looked up info on the Internet regarding things to watch for such as side effects and one of the things it said was to let your doctor know is if you've ever had an alcohol problem or drug dependency. My doctor knows my history, but this scared the heck out of me and it started me feeling very concerned that I might be doing something wrong. Has anyone else ever taken Buspar and been in recovery and been successful with it? I don't feel the least bit like this is something that I want to take in excess. I am going through an extremely stressful time with my husband who is facing major surgery on Sept. 16th and my pdoc felt this would help me as I am also having trouble sleeping as well. Thanks so much for hearing me out. Yours in recovery--Hopeto--