I haven't taken medication to help deal with my anxiety problems because I'm afraid of becoming addicted,
First of, it's not your anxiety, just anxiety. First step is to not speak that over yourself. Secondly, do not let anxiety get out of control because then you can end up developing depresonnalization/ derealization which is like living in Hell on a daily basis. You don't need those prescription drugs either. GABA will get it under control, if you are having lots of attacks. It's like a natural Ativan and a hell of alot cheaper without the dopey feeling. Here's a pick. You don't have to get this brand, any will do but make sure it is the powder as it will stop a bad attack within 10 minutes.