First off congrats om 40 days sober that's great! I stopped drinking after years of on and off binge drinking in June 2008. What lead me to stop was a bad panic attack. I was put on xanax in June. I take .025 mg twice per day and have used it as directed by my doctor. Xanax has helped me through the rough patches of getting sober and it works. But, I now wish to be off of it. And I'm nervous as heck about it. I have learned it can be addictive. I plan to switch to an anti-D.. and wean off the xanax if some one would tell me how to do this?? So, I'd say forget the xananx and try an Anti-D first. Make sure to have a doc who works well with you and understands. It was suggested to me many months ago to take lexapro but I have been to stubborn. Anyway, good luck to you.