i used xanax for awhile, and it has been a awhile since i have used it. xanax is very useful in assisting with anxiety, panic disorders and here in oz it is dispensed mainly for generalized anxiety disorder. still dispensed for shorter periods for the later. i found xanax highly useful, and highly addictive. this was because i was on a much higher dose. most effective is xanax when combined with therapy. all the best to you.