First Of All, I "KNOW" They Can Be EXTREMELY Addictive. I Also Know That Over A Period Of Time Many People's Dosage May Increase Some To Get The Same Potency Of Effectiveness For Relief.
Now Remember. We're NOT Talking About "Getting High" or/ " Abusing A Drug". We Are Talking About "Effectiveness Of Relief" For A Condition. TRUST ME. Your Doctor "KNOWS" If You Are or Are Becoming "MCJ" [ A Medicine Cabinet Junkie ]. Your Actions & Excuses "WILL" Rat You Out Eventually. Then They WILL Taper You Down & Cut You Off. Then ?* When A Time Comes That You Could Really Use "THAT" Med ? "NOBODY" Will Prescribe It To You. Signs Of MCJ Show Up In Your Medical Records & Word Travels Fast. So. Don't Be Stupid. [ i know this not from personal experience, but from my brother ]
I See All These "New" Meds Being Developed For Long Term Underlying Anxiety. I Call These "Base Anxiety Meds". [ paxil, zoloft, ect...ect... ] But If You Have A Anxiety Disorder Like I Do. You Know That These Meds May "Lessen" Panic Attacks From Coming As Often, But They Don't Stop Them.
So, Therein Lies The "Clutch Meds". The Benzos. [ xanax, valium, ect...ect.. ] These Meds Are MOSTLY Given On An "AS NEEDED BASIS". For Those Of You Like Me. It Is Of The Utmost Importance That We Heed "AS NEEDED". Then We'll Be On Track & Do Just Fine. But Just Because We Feel A Little Anxiety Doesn't Mean We're Having or/ Are Gonna Have A "Attack". A Little Anxiety In Life Is Normal. These Meds Are The "Clutch Drugs" We Are Given For The "Attack" Itself. That Sudden Outa Nowhere "Adrenaline Dump" !* [ and by now, you know the physical symptoms that go along with it ]
My Main Question Is. WHERE ARE THE "NEW MEDICATIONS" TRYING TO REPLACE THE ADDICTIVE RESULTS OF BENZOS WITH THE SAME CLUTCH EFFECTIVENESS ? > Is ANY Company Working On Those ?