Hi there ~
I understand your concerns. Ativan may be an addictive medication as it is a benzodiazepine
group of medication and therefore you may be right in saying so. There are many non benzodiazepine alternatives to help with sleep disorders that are not habit forming. The most commonly used ones include zolpidem, zaleplon, zopiclone
, etc and you need to consult a qualified psychiatrist
to find out which is the best medication for you. Also SSRIs like mirtazapine
have properties to take care of anxiety and insomnia and it may be a good alternative that you could discuss with your psychiatrist.
I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!