Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication, has a high potential for addiction and dependence. The risk of addiction increases with higher doses and longer-term use. In general, benzodiazepine dependence can develop in as little as a few weeks of regular use, although the exact timeframe can vary depending on several individual factors, including genetics, age, and overall health. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully when taking lorazepam and only use it for the prescribed duration to minimize the risk of addiction and dependence. If you have concerns about your use of lorazepam, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.