We all face multiple responsibilities in almost every phase of our lives. There is the pressure to do well in school, starting and raising a family, 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 and of these individuals, 6 million suffer from a severe panic disorder which drastically inhibits their quality of life.1 Anxiety treatment can help suffering patients learn ways to manage anxiety in a healthy way, without resorting to drugs and alcohol to cope.
Addiction and Anxiety Treatment Concurrently
Anxiety can become overwhelming and cause individuals to withdraw from their family, suffer fatigue, and at times self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we do not have a separate anxiety management treatment program but our mental health treatment does often work with patients who have turned to substance abuse as a means of coping with severe anxiety. We address both issues simultaneously in one comprehensive behavioral health treatment program with the aim of empowering patients to overcome the overlapping effects of each condition.
Anxiety Disorder Treatment
When someone suffers from a co-occurring disorder, they will begin with a thorough psychological evaluation. Patients can receive anxiety treatment for:
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
From here our South Florida detox center will work on their dependence on the drug before moving them into a behavioral health program to address all of their issues.
The Importance of Treating Anxiety
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.2 Our professionals are trained to deal with the relationship between the two conditions and effectively treat each one. Our research department is also constantly exploring new and more effective ways to manage anxiety.
Knowing exactly how to treat anxiety will depend on the needs of the individual patient. Our mental health care in South Florida currently features a range of proven alternative modalities including:
- Breath Work
Managing anxiety on your own is trying and often not effective. If your loved one is showing signs of alcoholism because of their anxiety issues, they need help. Our program simultaneously treats anxiety disorders and addiction to help patients better control the way they cope with the stress.
Anxiety doesn’t have to control your life; let us show you a different way. If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety and addiction, contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatment programs in Palm Beach.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Facts & Statistics
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Substance Use Disorders