Okay so question: What are people's thoughts related to an addict truly benefiting from MILD anxiety medication (less addictive form of xanax)? This was mentioned in my addiction treatments course last semester and I'm not exactly sure where I stand related to the issue. It involved a recovering addict who was prescribed mild anti anxiety meds because he had been professionally diagnosed with some form of anxiety (i can't remember the specific type). Could it be feared that this would be sending the wrong message to a person who copes with drugs? Or could this be some sort of solution for a person diagnosed with anxiety who uses drugs to self-medicate?