I take Xanax on a daily basis because it was the only thing that made me able to function most days. It was a godsend and got me through some really tough times. I had to take an extremely high dose though to get any relief. I've been trying to wean off it the last couple of months and it sucks. Often times what you have is the return of your anxiety symptoms plus the withdrawal from a very addictive drug on top of that. The other issue I have experienced by taking it daily is that becuase it has a very quick half-life that you can take it at night and you are in withdrawal by the time you wake up again. Also, being in college, you may want to be careful because it is viewed as a party drug by some people. I'm not trying to scare you away from it because it has been the only thing that has allowed me to work somewhat effectively, fly on planes, go to social events, etc. over the last 9 months. If you can take it on an as needed basis that would be great, but for me, I can't function without it (although I'm going to have to soon). Even now, I'm at 1/3 of maximum dose and everyday is a struggle. Also, some people, like Lyn, can take these types of drugs on an as needed basis with no problem, but others become dependent on them (especially if you have a history of addiction/alcoholism). I just want you to be aware of what the doctors might not tell you. Some won't even prescirbe these types of medications because of the addiction potential. Mine did it only as a last resort. Good luck.