I've recently taken my elderly mother of 80 years old in to live with me and my husband and children because she was experiencing severe anxiety and depression. I think she is also addicted to the drug Xanax. She has seen a Psychiatrist recently who gave her a different med, one that is more like a treatment for the anxiety, but takes a bit longer for the anxiety symptoms to go away. My mom prefers the instant gratification that she gets from taking the Xanax but the more she takes it the more I hear it is habit forming and the more anxcious people feel. It's a vicious cycle... She gets very angry if she can't have her Xanax and she's really a different person. Has anyone ever had to deal with this type of situation? Any guidence or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm desperate to have my mom back.