Co-Occurring Disorders: Addiction and Anxiety Therapy
Anxiety and addiction seem to go hand in hand. Not all addicts suffer from anxiety and not every anxious person becomes an addict. However, we find that many people show symptoms of both conditions. This is where our anxiety therapy program and anxiety treatment can be beneficial.
Unfortunately, when someone does struggle with both conditions, the symptoms of each illness tend to exacerbate those of the other. Oftentimes, people who have anxious tendencies will use drugs to self-medicate. Someone who uses drugs to cope with their anxiety disorder will often find that they only grow more anxious over time.
So many folks struggle with anxiety and addiction simultaneously. The two conditions are often co-occurring disorders. If you or someone you love has these disorders, this article may be useful for you.