Addiction to alcohol or benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin) can be a slow course that one may not find to be a problem until others begin bringing it up to you or you aren’t able to meet your work requirements like you used to. However it comes about, it’s not easy to deal with on your own. Often, medications by themselves are not enough to taper down and come off of these substances. Therapy and lifestyle modifications are vital components to getting better.
*Coming off of Alcohol/benzodiazepines is a medically risky situation and should be done so under the care of a physician.