... passed away this pass january12th and i asked my doctor if he would go up on the dose for a few months or switch it to adivan,cause i read a magazine in his office that said after being on xanax for a lond time it may not work like it did when you first started taking it and to talk to your doctor about switching to adivan or valume.i asked him and he just gave me zolofe to take with the xanax and it doesnt work at all is there a alternative to xanax that wont throw me into withdraws