I was talking to someone earlier today who mentioned that she has been on a daily bendiazepine dose daily for nearly a couple of decades. It's .25 to .5 mg alprazolam as needed, usually once a day and sometimes more. I've read about problems with use of the compounds, particularly as a person gets older, and I thought they weren't for long-term use. Anyone know if this is a common use of the medication? I thought maybe she should consult her doctor about how long she has been on it, but she seems to think it is not out of the ordinary. Any insight from people who know about this compound would be useful for me to pass along!