We all face many responsibilities in almost every phase of our lives, from the pressure to do well in school to starting and raising a family, to properly planning for retirement and beyond. With all of the stress that we encounter throughout our lives, it’s easy to see why over 40 million Americans are diagnosed with some sort of anxiety disorder each year. Of these individuals, 6 million suffer from a severe panic disorder which drastically inhibits their quality of life.
Treating Anxiety and Addiction Concurrently
Anxiety can become overwhelming and cause individuals to withdraw from their family, suffer fatigue and at times self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches’ Anxiety Management program helps patients who have turned to substance abuse as a means of coping with severe anxiety. We address both issues simultaneously in one comprehensive specialized treatment program in the aim of empowering patients to overcome the overlapping effects of each condition.
Quality Clinical Treatment of General and Specific Anxiety Disorder
Through thorough psychological evaluation, medical detox and personalized rehab, patients receive treatment for all anxiety disorders, including:
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
The Importance of Proper Treatment
Although an increasing number of patients present with co-occurring anxiety and substance abuse disorders, very few facilities are equipped to handle their complex and sensitive care needs. Almost a quarter of those suffering from a diagnosed anxiety disorder are also battling substance abuse. Our professionals are trained to deal with the relationship between the two conditions and effectively treat each one. Our research department is constantly exploring new and more effective ways to treat anxiety.
Our Anxiety Management Track currently features a range of proven alternative modalities including:
- Breath Work
Anxiety doesn’t have to control your life: let us show you a different way. Our program that simultaneously treats anxiety disorders and drug and alcohol addiction has helped many patients better control the way they cope with the stress of their lives and the world around them. If you’re struggling with anxiety and addiction, contact us today at (888) 432-2467 to get the anxiety management treatment you need.
Infographic: Anxiety Disorders and Benzos Abuse
This infographic details the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the US and the unfortunate consequence of abuse of anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as "benzos." This phenomenon is well researched, as attested to by the multiple sources referred to in this infographic, including: the CDC, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and the DAWN report. According to this infographic, anxiety affects 1 in 5 US adults and is responsible for one third of all US mental health expenses. In addition to these costs, this infographic states that the addictive benzodiazepines commonly prescribed to treat anxiety result in over half a million ER visits and 30% of the deaths due to pharmaceutical overdoses every year.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- ADAA study – The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,60(7), July 1999
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Vital Statistics System mortality data
- The DAWN Report – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2013