I have never been on xanax or any of the other short acting benzos. But I am on Klonopin
, .5 3 times a day. It has really helped my GAD. I also suffer from depression. It is addictive but it is the one my doc likes the best because it has a longer half life. I tried to taper down, on my own, but anxiety and nausea started to come back. I like it but also would like to see a day, some time, when I don't need it. I also take 60 mg. of Celexa daily, as well.