There is an automatic response - anxiety situation, adrenalin rush, fear, take a tablet. You can cut the line between anxiety
situation and adrenalin rush, and effectively cure
yourself. Effectively you will teach yourself that the adrenalin (causing the uncomfortable side-effects of panic attack/anxiety) will no longer come, and eventually it will not come anymore.
I am 27 and have been taking Valium since I was 16.