Benzodiazepines (or Benzos) can help alleviate symptoms arising from panic disorders and anxiety disorders in conjunction with therapy. What may have started as a prescription medication to help with stress and anxiety, could have turned into an unmanageable habit for certain individuals. Benzodiazepines are habit forming and not intended for long-term use. The benzodiazepine class of drugs are highly addictive and drug dependency can develop quickly. Physical dependency can occur without the drug abuser even knowing. It can occur right under an individual’s nose. Only when the time comes that the benzodiazepine addicted individual is unable to obtain the drug and they experience the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal do they even realize it has occurred. Often, the benzodiazepine addicted individual is unaware that they have developed a substance use disorder and it had begun to affect their personal lives in ways such as a sudden change in behavior. It usually takes the intervention of a friend, family member, or work associate to point out the substance abuse issues in the life of the benzodiazepine addicted individual to allow them to see that their use of the drug has spiraled far beyond their ability to control it.