Over 40 million American adults, as well as many young people, are affected by anxiety today. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the country. Because those suffering will often look for a way to cope and function in their day-to-day lives, anxiety has the potential to breed an addiction to drugs, painkillers, or alcohol. However, with a professional anxiety treatment program, anxiety symptoms become treatable, and life can once again or be positive for the first time. Sadly, too many adults currently battling anxiety symptoms do not seek out and receive the anxiety treatment they need. Don’t put off for another day getting the mental health treatment you deserve to receive. Reach out to New Start Recovery online, or make a confidential call to 833.433.0448 today.
The Most Common Anxiety Symptoms
Most people have some reaction to stressful situations. Those who suffer from anxiety react too, but those reactions are not always healthy. Anxiety causes some people to have crippling fears that can interfere with relationships, their professional work and career, and their ability to be social. Anxiety symptoms can be both physical and mental, and the signs you or a loved one may need anxiety treatment include:
- Constant and invasive fear
- A decline in the quality of relationships
- A drop in work performance
- Decline in your social life
- Dissatisfaction with life in general
- Unsuccessful attempts to silence these fears
- A growing reliance on drugs, both prescription and illicit
- Use of alcohol to cope
Addressing these anxiety symptoms requires a varied and professional approach in an anxiety treatment program.
Where Does Anxiety Come From?
Your anxiety could have many roots. During the New Start Recovery anxiety treatment program, our compassionate and trained staff and doctors will use dual diagnosis to see if underlying issues may negatively affect your life. Anxiety disorders arise from:
- Family History: If you have a parent or another relative who is or has suffered from anxiety, you may be more susceptible to anxiety as well.
- History of Trauma: If you have suffered through a traumatic event — bearing witness to or experiencing violence, for example — you are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder such as PTSD. Mental health treatment can help you work through this trauma.
- Stress: Believe it or not, everyday stress can lead to high levels of anxiety. Receiving anxiety treatment can help you learn healthy ways of coping with stress to alleviate your anxiety. If you are regularly experiencing physical, psychological, and/or emotional stress and have anxiety symptoms, get out in front of it with an anxiety treatment program.
- Substance Abuse: A drug or alcohol use disorder that has caused brain chemistry changes could be triggering an anxiety condition. Alternatively, your anxiety may be contributing factor in your battle against substance abuse. A dual-diagnosis approach to anxiety treatment for addiction at Avedis Los Angeles may hold the key to overcoming both and enjoying a happier, healthier life.
How to Manage Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety symptoms and disorders are treatable, just like drug and alcohol addictions. Through dual diagnosis at our intimate, safe facility, our clients with anxiety disorders are treated by professional and compassionate care who understand and will teach you how to manage anxiety symptoms. Some of the approaches to anxiety treatment include:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of therapy that focuses on helping you identify your patterns of thinking and alter your behaviors.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
An approach often used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the main goals of DBT is to teach you how to live positively in the moment, how to develop healthy ways to cope with the stress and anxiety often found in life, control your emotional state, and take steps to improve your meaningful relationships.
A holistic approach to anxiety treatment will focus on healing you as a whole person. By addressing the impact anxiety is having on your body, mind, and spirit, you will come to learn that there is a better way forward to living a healthy and happy life. Holistic therapy may include helping you with nutrition, sleep, a regular exercise routine, and engaging you in therapy to help you cope with and recover from anxiety. This is made easier at New Start Recovery thanks to:
- Activities like rock climbing and golf
- In-house chef
- iComfort beds
- A variety of therapeutic approaches available
Learn More at New Start Recovery
If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety, contact New Start Recovery using our secure online form or call us at 833.433.0448 today to learn even more about how our anxiety treatment program can help you manage anxiety symptoms every day.