Let’s start from the beginning. My girlfriend is struggling with panic attacks, and her doctor prescribed her Xanax treatment. At first, it helped her. But now she needs a higher dose to get relief. And I’m afraid that in the near future she’ll become dependent on Xanax. I have read a lot of info about such treatment and I know that a really large percentage of people who take Xanax become addicted to it. The last article I’ve read that tolerance increases, and with it the dose of the drug. This is a pattern. I do not know what to do to help her… maybe you have had the experience of such treatment… is there a more favorable alternative to Xanax?