Anxiety and Addiction Treatment in South Carolina

There are varying degrees of anxiety. While everyone faces some form of stress daily, those with a genuine disorder are often left incapacitated and unable to perform tasks most would take for granted. Like other mental health disorders, it is not surprising for these individuals to seek comfort and relief through drugs and alcohol. To feel better, sufferers may drink or use drugs, eventually leading to dependency and addiction. Neglecting to accurately diagnose and treat this mental health problem while treating a client for addiction typically results in relapse.

Anxiety is Co-Occurring Disorder

Anxiety is triggered by a few different factors and can appear at any time in life. These factors include genetics, brain chemistry and hectic environments. While many tend to dismiss "nervousness" as being a valid issue, including many who have it, it is a very real and compelling problem. Disregarding it will only lead to bigger problems in the future.

While anxiety is categorized as a mental-health disorder, it will also take a toll on your physical well-being. While people who suffer from it often to try to mask warning signs and minimize the seriousness of the situation, there are real symptoms.

If you or somebody you know is facing the following symptoms, they may be experiencing anxiety and should consider a co-occurring disorder treatment program like BriteLife Recovery:

  • Excessive worry
  • Lethargy
  • Sleeplessness
  • Agitation
  • Sweating
  • Raised heart rate
  • Moodiness
  • Obsessive behavior
  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Tension headaches

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