Anxiety or feeling anxious at times is normal for people. There are potential problems everywhere and people with generalized anxiety disorders worry about things that ‘might’ happen more than others. Anxiety fuels addictions to alcohol, drugs, both illegal and by prescription to temporarily quiet the symptoms. Acute anxiety is experienced during detoxification withdrawal symptoms from both anti-anxiety drugs and alcohol and can lead to a seizure if not treated properly.
People who suffer from an anxiety disorder develop physical symptoms that interfere with their normal lives. Problems may include restlessness, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating or insomnia. In addition these individuals worry about a variety of events, such as health problems, performance or rejection.
“(The LR Staff) allow personal attention.
My last recovery program did not give me one on one time with my therapist, nor acknowledgment of my anxiety.
With Lasting Recovery, I received both”.
Need Help to manage your symptoms?
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), in the format of a CBT Intensive Outpatient Program can help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety that hold you back in your life and contribute to relapses of substance use.
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) provide two options:
People experiencing co-occurring health problems such as chronic pain from fibromyalgia, diabetes, lower back pain and cirrhosis suffer from depression as a side effect of their ongoing medical condition.
Treatment for addiction and these co-occurring disorders leads to improved physical health, increased enjoyment and an overall healthier lifestyle.