Anxiety is on the list of the top three most common mental health disorders. About one in twenty Americans have an anxiety disorder, and about a fifth of those have a dual diagnosis of co-occurring anxiety and substance use disorders. When there is a dual diagnosis of addiction and another mental health concern, the support of a dual diagnosis treatment program is critical for best outcomes.
At TruHealing Riverbend, our anxiety treatment program in Jeffersonville, Indiana, offers evidence-based therapies to treat anxiety as well as co-occurring anxiety and addiction. Reach out to us today and speak to a staff member whose experience and expertise will provide you with the answers and information you seek. Call 855.652.0546 or fill out our online form to connect with someone today.
Anxiety vs. an Anxiety Disorder
It’s difficult for people who do not have an anxiety disorder to really comprehend what it’s like. Because most people have experienced anxiety in their lives, they make the mistake of conflating situational anxiety—around a big test, an impending wedding, or a job interview—with anxiety disorders. Situational anxiety has a specific cause, goes away when the worrisome event has passed, and can be assuaged by talking things over with a caring friend.
An anxiety disorder is not like that at all. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, the worry, dread, and stress responses can be challenging, but they are entirely out of your control. They do not have to be triggered by anything specific, logical analysis of the situation will not help, and positive thoughts and the loving words of friends do not relieve symptoms.
An anxiety disorder can completely derail your life because it reaches into all aspects of you—who you are, what you think, where you go, how you manage. It can prevent you from meeting your responsibilities, showing up for the people you love, or living your life fully. You don’t want it to control you, you try not to let it, but people with an anxiety disorder are simply at its mercy.
There are several kinds of anxiety:
- Generalized anxiety disorders – Characterized by restlessness and trouble concentrating due to constant, undifferentiated worry, generalized anxiety can lead someone to experience a mild trigger, like deciding to take a personal day, and then worry about being fired and other consequences.
- Social anxiety disorders – This is one of the most commonly occurring anxiety disorders and involves intense fear of public embarrassment, being trapped in a social situation, judgment by others. It can lead to isolation, loneliness, and depression. Being forced into social situations can be traumatic for people who suffer from this condition.
- Panic disorders create even more severe symptoms and can co-occur with generalized or social anxiety disorders.
People with an anxiety disorder often turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate, seeking to mute the worst of the anxiety’s symptoms. Of course, the misuse of substances does not help and makes normal day-to-day functioning even harder. It can also quickly lead to addiction. Anxiety disorder treatment is necessary to enable those who suffer to live full lives. If they also have a substance use disorder, a dual diagnosis treatment program is the most effective choice for lasting positive outcomes.
The Anxiety Treatment Program in Jeffersonville, Indiana at TruHealing Riverbend
You can receive anxiety disorder treatment at TruHealing Riverbend that will enable you to move forward without being impacted by anxiety. Our dual diagnosis treatment program can offer you anxiety treatment along with drug and alcohol rehab in a coordinated approach led by a team of professionals with the expertise and compassion to give you the best chance of long-term health.
At TruHealing, our evidence-based therapies for anxiety and addiction include:
- Group therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Anger management therapy
- Family therapy
- Meditative therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Music therapy
Don’t wait. Find out how we can help. Just use our online form or call 855.652.0546 to connect with a knowledgeable and experienced professional. You are not alone—TruHealing Riverbend is here.