Anxiety and Drug Abuse

Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state of fear and worry. In some cases, people may suffer an unusual amount of anxiety that causes a great deal of stress, and problems in a person’s relationship, work, and school performance. These individuals most likely have an anxiety disorder. People that suffer anxiety often turn to drugs or alcohol to calm their nerves and self-medicate. Although this may be a quick fix, it does not cure the individual’s problem of anxiety. Those with an anxiety disorder are more likely to develop an addiction problem.

Likewise, a person who has a drug or alcohol addiction problem may develop anxiety issues as a result of their dependence.  Drugs or alcohol alter the functioning of the brain by either exciting or inhibiting certain neurotransmitters responsible for pain, emotion, hunger, fatigue, etc.  Long term drug use can damage the brain’s ability to function normally and mental illnesses (like anxiety disorders) can arise. In order to prevent this from happening, a person may need to utilize a dual diagnosis rehab center for anxiety and drug addiction.

Anxiety and Addiction Rehab

At a facility specialized in anxiety and depression they teach the addict how to abstain from drugs and alcohol and deal with their depression in a healthier way. They hire professionally, trained therapists who are knowledgeable in the field of anxiety and depression. Their focus is to help, and teach the patient of the power of addiction and provide them with ways to live and maintain a sober life.

At an anxiety and depression rehab facility this first step is to go through alcohol or drug detox. Once the individual has rid their body from harmful toxins produced by the drugs, they are able to focus on the psychological factors of their addiction and anxiety. This is done through counseling. The addict will work with the therapist through individual one-on-one counseling sessions and group sessions.

Individual counseling is a one-on-one therapy session with an addiction treatment counselor. During these sessions, one of our therapists works to find the deep-rooted issues that may have been causing the addiction problem. Then they will provide healthy solutions on how to deal with those issues.

Groups sessions requires meeting with other individuals who share the same addiction problem. During these meetings each person shares their stories with one another. Group counseling creates a supportive environment among one another and helps the addict feel understood and accepted.


Many addicts who have completed their addiction rehab program find it difficult to return back to their previous lifestyle and remain sober. This is because they are faced with so much temptation and are in high risk of beginning to use again. Aftercare helps transition the individual so that they will be able to learn how to deal with all the temptation they will encounter. This will include 12 step programs, and additional counseling to discuss the temptations. The following situations can cause an individual to relapse after treatment: seeing old friends or acquaintances, stress from your job, having to catch up on missed school work, or project at work, trying to have family members, friends, or acquaintances understand your disease, money problems, etc.

Types Addiction Rehab:

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Individuals in an outpatient facility will attend treatment during the day and then either return home or to a sober living facility in the evening. This method is advised to those who may not have a life threatening form of addiction, and who may have to attend to school or work. Many outpatient rehab centers will treat the client’s medical needs along with their psychological, social, behavioral, emotional and spiritual needs. They help their clients become fully functioning, crime-free, sober individuals, and contributing members of society.

Residential Rehabilitation

The individual moves into a room which is set-up similar to a dorm, or apartment style living, while receiving care 24/7. This type is ideal for an individual who may have a more severe addiction problem. It helps to relieve any day to day pressures so that the addict can focus primarily on their recovery. It offers medical exams, psychological exams, psychiatric consultations, individual sessions with a doctor, individual counseling, group therapy, men’s therapy, women’s groups, medication management, exercise and recreation, back to work planning, relapse prevention and sober living skills.
Beachway Therapy Center can provide you with more information on drug addiction and anxiety rehab, please call 877-284-0353 or contact us today.


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