Anxiety is an emotion that we all feel from time to time and there is nothing to worry about it. However, anxiety disorder is an absolutely different phenomenon as disables a person to lead a normal life. It’s a mental illness that can come in many different forms such as social anxiety disorder, unexplained nervousness, panic disorder, etc.

The illness becomes much more complex, in fact dangerous, when it is coupled with drug or alcohol addiction. People suffering from anxiety disorder are more likely to be addicted to such substances to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms and relax themselves. The vice-versa is also true. People who are addicted to drug, alcohol or any other similar substance are more prone to suffer from depression and anxiety disorder.

When anxiety disorder and addiction to one or more substance occur together, it is called dual diagnosis. Researches reveal that around 10 percent of alcoholics and drug addicts suffer from anxiety disorder and women are diagnosed more often with such disorders than men.

This form of dual diagnosis causes repeated anxiety or panic attacks in individuals suffering from it. They constantly feel nervous, uncomfortable and near death even when life goes on in a routine manner.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

  • Excessive nervousness
  • Unexplained sweating even during winters
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Near death feeling
  • Dizziness
  • Shaking
  • Social phobia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Pounding heart
  • Fear of losing control
  • Exaggerating the seriousness of a problem
  • Helplessness in stopping to worry

The anxiety disorder completely disturbs a person’s life. Those suffering from it easily turn to drug or alcohol use as an attempt to fall numb on such feelings of nervousness and fear. However, over the period of time, it only worsens the situation and individual feels trapped and more restless than ever. Panic attacks, anger and anxiety attacks are more prevalent making a personal completely unsocial.

Dual Diagnosis – Anxiety Disorder and Addiction – Treatment

Finding the right treatment for dual diagnosis- anxiety disorder and addiction is quite difficult as it is almost impossible to determine if anxiety, nervousness, fear, helplessness and unexplained sweating are due to mental instability or addiction.

Falling addicted to substance use is not entirely the fault of the sufferer. It may occur due to umpteen numbers of reasons such as – fearful childhood, troubled family life, serious accident, broken relationships or failures in professional life.

If you or your loved one is struggling with dual diagnosis- anxiety disorder and addiction, we can help you recover and lead a sober life. At”Dual Diagnosis“, we understand that it’s normal human tendency to fall back on something to relieve from stress and comfort themselves. We do not judge you, nor do we make you feel guilty of anything. Rather we help you free yourself from the clutches of addiction and lead a confident and fulfilling life.

At our Florida based dual diagnosis treatment center, we offer you an almost painless detoxification process helping you to overcome your addiction as quickly as possible. You stay in a controlled yet relaxed environment and make every possible effort to help you detox. After you’ve completely overcome your addiction, we also refer you to a drug rehab facility that is right for you.

Should you need know more about our dual drug treatment facilities call us or drop an e mail. Our addiction expert will get back to you in shortest time possible.