I have been taking anywhere from 0.5mg to 1mg a day of Xanax for about a year. I want to wean off and go back to taking Valium as needed like I was doing years ago. That worked well for my anxiety issue. I had a BAD time of it this past year so family Dr. put me on the Xanax. I asked for Valium as it's longer acting and I would like it as needed. So my question is, how do I go off the Xanax and switch onto Valium as needed? Dr. said I could just do it now. But hmm.. I don't know about that. Yeah the Xanax was a low dose but a year. I've searched for schedules but I'm only finding some with high doses of Xanax and not finding anything on how you can just switch over to Valium. Can someone help?