Well, it really depends on what you mean by "hooked." Are you asking about physical addiction
, as in "how long will they continue to help me sleep?" You're really in no danger right now, but it's best to use benzos
as infrequently as possible when used for sleep. It's best to use them as infrequently as possible for any reason, really, but especially sleep... it won't take long for the hypnotic effects of the alprazolam
to wane. If you can use an antihistamine (diphenhydramine
etc.) to sleep, now is probably a good time to make the switch, but you're probably still within an appropriate window to be using the Xanax
if needed for insomnia. In addition, .25mg is a very low dose and the fact you cut back to that from the initial 1mg was a smart move.
As a side note, please refrain from using slang such as "Subs" as much as possible, as this is an international forum. It would also be helpful to avoid brand names when discussing pharmaceuticals whenever you can; e.g. use "alprazolam" over "Xanax".