Xanax (alprazolam) is also a benzodiazepine medication like Ativan (lorazepam). Both drugs have similar effects, and it is possible that Xanax may help alleviate some of the withdrawal symptoms of Ativan. However, it is important to note that benzodiazepines like Xanax can also be habit-forming and can lead to addiction if used improperly. Therefore, it is essential to use Xanax only under the guidance of a healthcare provider and to follow the recommended dosages carefully.