In addition to depression I also have quite severe anxiety, I have found myself "abusing" xanax, mostly using it to sleep and having to increase the amount over a 6 month span. I am now taking 5 mg at a time, every night. My physician and counselor is unaware of this. I'd like to wean myself down safely myself. Is it possible? I have been told I would need to be medically weaned off, as in other drugs used instead of xanax, I could have seizures etc. Assuming I discontinue xanax, is Klonopin a better choice for daily use?