Everyone experiences anxiety in some form, but for some, it can be a much more serious problem. Anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that can greatly affect your quality of life if left untreated. Anxiety can be both a contributing factor to and a result of a substance use disorder, and it can complicate your recovery journey. However, there’s help available. At Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers, we understand the complex relationship between anxiety and addiction. Our anxiety treatment program has been designed to help those with a primary SUD diagnosis manage and reduce their anxiety symptoms.
As part of our mental health treatment programs, anxiety treatment can support lasting recovery. If you’re ready to take the first step towards a healthier and happier life, our anxiety treatment program can help. Reach out to our team today at 888.541.4028 or connect with us online to learn more.
Understanding Anxiety and Addiction
Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences in their lifetime—it’s when this feeling lasts longer than six months or becomes overwhelming that it can be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, and they impact millions every year. For those struggling with a substance use disorder, an anxiety disorder can complicate recovery efforts.
For many of those who experience anxiety, drugs and alcohol can be used as a way to cope with or numb their emotions. While substances might provide temporary relief, they can actually exacerbate anxiety symptoms in the long term. This can create a vicious cycle of addiction and anxiety that may feel impossible to break.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
The symptoms of an anxiety disorder vary from person to person but may include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Excessive worrying
- Irritability or agitation
- Restlessness or feeling on edge
- Trouble controlling feelings of worry or fear
- Racing thoughts or mind going blank during times of stress
- Persistent physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches
Additionally, those struggling with addiction who also have an anxiety disorder may feel intense cravings for drugs or alcohol when under stress.
How Our Anxiety Treatment Program Can Help
At Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers, we understand the unique needs of our clients who are living with co-occurring disorders like addiction and an anxiety disorder. That’s why we offer a specialized program focused on helping clients address both issues simultaneously while working towards lasting recovery. Our program involves:
- Evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy
- Individualized treatment plans tailored to meet each client’s specific needs
- Group support to build healthy and supportive relationships
- Several levels of care to support the transition back to everyday life
- Aftercare support to ensure continued recovery success
One of the things that sets our anxiety treatment center apart is our team. Our team is comprised of caring and knowledgeable professionals who have years of experience in helping clients overcome anxiety as well as addiction. It’s possible to develop the healthy coping skills and strategies needed to manage anxiety in a safe and supportive environment, and our team is here to guide you every step of the way.
Looking for Effective Anxiety and Addiction Treatment? Contact Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers Today
If you or someone you know is living with SUD and an anxiety disorder and you are looking for effective treatment, contact our team today. At Rhode Island Addiction Treatment Centers, we offer a comprehensive program designed to address both anxiety and addiction at the same time. Lasting, sustainable sobriety is within reach. All it takes to get started is a phone call.