I'm 17 years old, and have been dealing with anxiety sence I was 16 years old (about 6 months). I feel sometimes like I'm at my witts end. When I'm not having anxiety attacks, I'm CONSTANTLY a nervous wreck. I hardly hang with friends anymore because I don't want them to see me like this. I am up about 2-3 nights out of the week having anxiety attacks--I hate it! And have also started smoking cigerettes. (I know, very VERY bad habbit) But more times than not, it calms my nerves to a certain extent. I feel crazy sometimes, and feel like no one understands why I'm so nervous.. even when i try to talk to them about it. My family doctor put me on meds. to help me sleep at night. Said that my lack of sleep could only be making the attacks worse. I want to get rid of this anxiety as soon as possible.. but I don't want to have to pop pills everyday to control it.. Where should I start? Or what should I do?