Anxiety and addiction often go hand-in-hand. Many people with addiction often suffer from mental health disorders, including anxiety. Often, people use substances as a way to deal with the intense feelings they have. Yet, over time, addiction forms, causing additional problems. Our team at Baltimore Detox Center offers the anxiety treatment necessary to help you deal with both components of this condition effectively.
Why Anxiety and Addiction Happen Together
Anxiety is a natural emotion and reaction to high-stress situations. For some people, anxiety is above and beyond what is normally expected in such situations. A person may feel intense frustration at situations and struggle to control the way they feel. When anxiety is out of control, the only thing the person wants at that moment is for it to stop.
That’s where alcohol and drugs come into place. When a person is anxious, the central nervous system is working on overdrive. Some drugs, called depressants, can slow that down and helps to bring anxious feelings better under control. For example, having a drink can help a person reduce the anxiety they feel. For a person who feels anxious all of the time, that leads to the onset of more alcohol or drug use, which can cause addiction.
How to Know if Anxiety and Addiction Are Problems
A person experiencing intense amounts of anxiety and using drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism may not realize what is happening.
Some common signs that there is a need for treatment include:
- Needing to drink before interacting with certain people because they make you nervous
- Feeling the need to use drugs to get through a hard day at work, but that turns into every day
- Experiencing intense racing thoughts and an inability to control them even though you know what you’re worried about isn’t likely to be realistic
- Needing to use drugs to be able to engage with other people or to complete tasks that you are required to do
- Feeling worsening anxiety and agitation when you stop using these substances, including the feelings of cravings
In these situations, your body and brain are trying to cope with the mental health disorder but not doing so in a constructive manner. The good news is you can change that. In doing so, you may significantly improve your quality of life while also solving many of the mental health issues you have.
Stop Self-Medicating and Get Help
When it comes down to it, receiving treatment from professionals is the best way through these complicated situations. At Baltimore Detox Center, our team has years of experience helping people through tough times. We treat co-occurring disorders through dual diagnosis treatment, a treatment that addresses both conditions at once.
Our Baltimore Detox Center programs include:
- Men’s rehab programs
- Women’s rehab programs
- Alcohol addiction treatment program
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Prescription drug addiction treatment programs
By utilizing therapy and resources to support your mental health in our treatment center, it becomes possible for you to go out and live a better quality of life. That means you can control anxiety, and you can control addiction, creating a better way forward.
Begin to Heal with Treatment at Baltimore Detox Center
Whether anxiety and addiction are everyday problems for you or you struggle on and off, getting help is the best option. With comprehensive support, it is possible to turn the page on your mental health disorders to create a new opportunity for your future. Learn how our team at Baltimore Detox Center can help you today. Just give us a call at 833.714.1575 or connect with our team now online and begin the healing process.