After three years of fairly heavy drinking (either a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer, and occasionally a bit more, nearly every night). I decided to join an AA group. I've also talked to my doctor, who had previously prescribed me alprazolam (Xanax), when I was trying to pass my alcoholism off as an anxiety disorder. Anyway, my doctor told me that I could continue to take the alprazolam, to aid in the alcohol withdrawal, and to help me sleep. This seems like merely substituting one addiction for another, but on the other hand, if I make sure to take the alprazolam in accordance with my doctor's orders it shouldn't be a problem. I have found recent studies claiming that alcohol is the worst possible drug, and I really want to get off of it without taking any other drugs, but the anxiety I have been feeling unless a take 1mg of Xanax at night is horrible. Does anyone know of a good way to manage this medication during alcohol withdrawal?