Treatment for Anxiety and Addiction

Despite 20% of the American population suffering from anxiety or addiction, a scarce percentage is reported to seek medical treatment. Much of this low percentage of seeking treatment can be attributed to denial and discouragement.

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Many who struggle with substance abuse attempt to struggle in secret for a while. In the case of anxiety, the overwhelming majority of people keep their stresses a secret. While the latter may be more understandable, seeking treatment for both is equally important. Keeping substance abuse or anxiety under wraps will only last a short time until the struggles manifest themselves publicly. 

The fact is, anxiety and addiction therapies have numerous crossover benefits to aiding other possible coinciding conditions. Since one disorder can inflict or exacerbate the other, medically-aided rehab is vital if you possess either category. Understanding the dangers, details, and treatments of these highly cross-contaminating conditions can save your life. 

The first most crucial step to successful rehab is not getting discouraged about not knowing where to start. This happens by trying to tackle too much of the bigger picture at once. A medical assistant will show you where to start. Contact a recovery expert now for a doctor to identify which therapy is right for you. Doing so can help you turn the tide on both anxiety and addiction disorders simultaneously. By simply enrolling for one type of treatment you’ll soon reap the crossover benefits mentioned.

What Exactly is Addiction?

Addiction is characterized as a compulsive indulgence with an utter disregard for consequences, health, and family effects. Science has long since substantiated that addiction is more than just indulgence, it’s a disease that affects the mind. These effects begin with the chemical interactions controlled substances have on neuronic brain activity. These chemical interactions produce a physiological dependency through body cravings. In many substance abuse cases, such irrepressible cravings can develop in the mind even after a single use. 

Believe it or not, addiction often sneaks in unawares under the false thought that one “can quit anytime”. Among the tell-tale signals of substance dependency is the struggle to abstain, persistent on and off use, or substantial spending on your stronghold. Because of this, it is important to notice the seemingly simple, yet vital information and indicators of anxiety and addiction disorders. Only with this information can you then act accordingly by taking the first recovery step of reaching out now.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety has many names and definitions depending on whether the stress is physical or mental. From a physical perspective, anxiety is defined as a fear or uneasiness caused by a prior experience. From a mental perspective, Webster’s dictionary defines anxiety as an overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs.

Therefore, any form of anxiety will most often manifest physical symptoms. These physical symptoms require monitoring and individual training to control these physical manifestations of stress. That’s why it is important not to hesitate to seek help if you notice any abnormal or excessive signs of anxiety. Managing stress levels is achievable with a professional, but on your own can seem impossible to the point of discouragement.

How are Anxiety and Addiction Intertwined?

Untreated stresses and anxiety symptoms have led many down the dark and difficult path of substance dependency to cope with these anxieties. The dangerous cocktail of anxiety and addiction feed off of one another to worsen both categories. Put simply, increased anxiety contributes to a higher probability of substance abuse as equally as substance abuse worsens anxiety. To make matters worse, substance use causes further damage to the brain’s neurons as it forms a chemical dependency that causes physical symptoms. This alteration in neuronic activity is also the reason anxiety and stress levels are magnified amid struggles with addiction.

At this stage, anxiety and addiction treatment under medical supervision is an imminent necessity for recovery. A recovery expert will help prioritize your treatment to identify and resolve your anxiety and/or addiction triggers at the source. Resolving your struggles with anxiety or addiction is achievable simply by accepting the help you need.

Treatment Options for Anxiety and Addiction

Lifetime Recovery has a treatment option for everybody for every struggle at any stage of that struggle. With a vast array of recovery options to choose from, you won’t regret any of the rehab opportunities available. Each avenue of treatment is assured to be custom-tailored to your needs and well-being in rehab. No other recovery establishment puts you first more than Lifetime Recovery treatment. 

The brief descriptions of the following recovery options are but a mere glimpse of the opportunities that will prove to be the first step of your solution. Just one of these treatments is a difference-maker in your sobriety.

Trauma Treatment

Traumatic events from your past can be anxiety triggers that you are not yet even aware of. Therapy from a trauma specialist will help pinpoint these triggers. Most importantly, you will be trained to deal with these traumatic memories properly. Post-traumatic stress disorder related to past experiences is a common disorder that often goes undiagnosed without medical observation. Instilling proper coping mechanisms for trauma-induced events physically and mentally can serve as a dual solution for anxiety and addiction.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol addiction rehab has proven to be the solution for numerous forms of anxiety and addiction struggles. The worst part is most people don’t realize many of their anxiety struggles stem from alcohol abuse until it’s too late. Thankfully, however, there are resources available for those who suffer from alcoholism and anxiety disorders. Through our alcohol addiction treatment program, we offer the hope and help struggling individuals need.

Individual and Group Therapy

For some, one-on-one attention from an expert therapist is the most effective approach to battling your substance or mental health disorder. This gives you the opportunity to be open with your therapist about the depth and background of your struggle. Establishing this important form of open communication with another is a vital aspect of recovery for many reasons. 

For starters, it helps you come to terms with accepting you have a problem. Accepting the problem allows you to move on to following the steps to be instituted by your doctor in your quest for sobriety. Individual therapy could prove to be your ticket to getting on the fast track to recovery.

Group therapy provides the same benefits of individual therapy, except in a more public setting. Group sessions give you the opportunity to establish close relations with other like-minded individuals wanting the same sobriety you desire. Hearing the stories of successful addiction recovery will encourage you in seeing you are truly not alone. Most people often feel alone and unrelatable in their stronghold because they haven’t heard the stories of others who struggle as they do. 

Group therapy is about being part of a support team dedicated to boosting one another in recovery and sobriety goals. Having a dedicated therapist and support team behind you can push you over that hump you’ve been struggling to obtain in your recovery journey. Don’t miss out on altering the fate of your anxiety and addiction with these life-changing group experiences. You may even find lifelong friends along the way.

Family Therapy

Some people prefer only to involve those closest to them in their recovery process and that’s great. Family therapy is no less efficient and in many cases is proven to be the most efficient.  As a matter of fact, it can be the testimonies of your loved ones that lift you from the depths. Family testimonies provide the caring perspective that has the power to change your life for the better. Whether it is struggling with addiction or anxiety, nothing alleviates stress or addiction cravings like the love of family. You may find that the only motivation you need is the motivation of love from family members to lift your burdens. Lifetime Recovery has the compassionately trained professionals you need to efficiently involve your family in your sobriety goals.

Receive Treatment Through Our Dual Diagnosis Program

Your decision at this time is the defining moment of your anxiety and addiction struggles. The choice to delay is only another battle lost to your struggles. Reaching out to a professional in this instant will relieve the overwhelming burden you’ve carried with you for too long.

Now is your chance at a better and healthier life. You can find healing and overcome addiction today. Through our dual diagnosis program, you can also manage anxiety disorder. Freedom from your anxiety or addiction is waiting for you at a simple tap or click. Lifetime Recovery is your key to living the way of a king in sobriety bliss.