If you are suffering from anxiety, you are not alone. More than 40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder – that’s 19.1% of the population. As the most common mental health concern in the country, anxiety also affects 7% of children and young adults ages 3 to 17. Further, people with anxiety are almost twice as likely to develop a substance use disorder, and 43% of people seeking treatment have a diagnosis or symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another mental health disorder.
If you are facing a dual diagnosis of addiction and anxiety, it is not your fault – and Decision Point Center can help. Call us at (844) 292-5010 to get started.
Anxiety is part of life, and it can be useful in certain situations. For example, a bit of anxiety before a test can make you more likely to study. When fear, worry, and distress take over your life, however, you might be looking at an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders manifest in many ways, but they all share some common symptoms. Most notably, “persistent or excessive fear or worry in situations that are non-threatening.”
Other common symptoms include:
- Feelings of apprehension or dread
- Being tense or jumpy
- Anticipating the worst
- Being watchful for signs of danger
- Pounding or racing heart
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating, tremors, and twitches
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
- Frequent urination
Many times, doctors prescribe benzodiazepines and other drugs to help alleviate these symptoms. But if the root of your anxiety disorder isn’t addressed, as well, you could easily develop a drug dependency.
If untreated anxiety has led to addiction, an inpatient program can help you deal with both problems at once in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
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