I have been on Suboxone for 4 months now after a battle with Heroin and it has helped me immensely. I'm back in school but am suffering from some anxiety, especially when I go off to school or am around people. My Suboxone Dr. has prescribed .5mg of Xanax to take as needed, but up to three times a day. My intention is to take 1 before class on an as needed basis and just to take the edge off. I have some concerns with dependency and the mix. I've been on 16mg of Suboxone and I ready to go down to 12mg I think. Can anyone offer and advice as to side effects, the mixing of the two meds or dependency issues I may encounter? Thank you in advance.