Welcome to the forum cutitout.
It's good that you are looking for information on benzos. They are different than any other addictive substance in that they do cause seizures if you ct.
Are you wanting to taper or are you looking for addiction support here?
This is mainly a benzo cessation support site. THere are many here who have successfully tapered off of Xanax. I am one.
I can't tell you how much better I feel. I was lucky, because I hit bottom immediately when I realized there was a problem with the benzo.
I had no addiction cravings at all because in my mind, Xanax = no life. So it was easy to get off.
The withdrawals were hard though.
In my experience, the most important thing about addiction recovery is to re -imprint in your mind your associative meanings to Xanax.
If you feel that Xanax is good for you, you need to replace that with Xanax is not good for you.
This must be done on a subconscious level as well as a conscious one. There is much to learn about benzos, and I hope you keep posting.
As soon as you can, please add a signature with your history of benzo meds/doses etc. so that we can reply to your posts with more relevant responses. This link will show you how Create a signature
Here are some links to get you started –The Ashton Manual
is an authoritative source on benzo withdrawal and recovery.
Here is a link to the General Taper Plans
Here also is a link to The Withdrawal & recovery support board where you can post questions relating to your symptoms : http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?board=55.0
The usual recommendation is to taper 5-10% every 10-14 days. This is just a basic guide, you can adjust the percentage and length of days between cuts to make this as easy on your nervous system as possible.
The optimal rate of withdrawal is the fastest one that can be reasonably achieved without causing intolerable withdrawal symptoms. There will be great variability in this, but most people can taper off as per Ashton's protocols or faster. Some find they have to go slower.
I highly recommend reading What Is Happening In Your Brain
I hope you keep posting, ok?