I have recently been prescribed chlordiazepoxide (30mg per day) to relieve my anxiety/depression and the related drinking binges. I have been depressed for well over 15 years having taken most varieties of SSRI's, mostly without having gained much benefit from them. After taking chlordiazepoxide for a week I feel better than I have for as long as I can remember and have felt no desire to drink, no aggressive rants & my family certainly agree that this drug suits me. I am concerned that in a week's time I will be visiting my doctor having reduced the dosage accordingly, and will then be left to the mostly ineffective SSRI's again. Is there any medicine out there which can be taken long term which would help maintain my present mental state of feeling normal. If it's addictive, I don't really care - that would be better than the last 15 years of my life.