Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication, has a high potential for addiction and dependence. As such, it is generally recommended to take lorazepam for a short period of time, usually 2-4 weeks, to avoid the risk of addiction. However, this can vary depending on individual factors such as age, medical history, and other medications being taken. It’s important to only take lorazepam as prescribed by a healthcare provider and to discuss any concerns about addiction or dependence with them.