Everyone experiences worry and stress from time to time. However, for some individuals, anxiety can be debilitating. If you experience feelings of anxiety that do not fade away or you tend to worry excessively on a regular basis, you might benefit from an anxiety treatment program. Disproportionate levels of anxiety can lead to panic attacks or other issues. Additionally, some individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. While these substances might provide short-term relief, over time, they can actually exacerbate feelings of anxiety. At Serenity Light Recovery, we offer anxiety treatment programs designed for those who face co-occurring disorders. We’ll help you or your loved one manage the symptoms of anxiety in a healthy way without drugs or alcohol. Through evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy to holistic approaches to treatment like yoga and meditation, we help our clients heal.
Contact Serenity Light Recovery at 855.658.6109 or contact us online today to learn more about our treatment programs for anxiety.
Are You a Candidate for an Anxiety Treatment Program?
Many people experience anxiety when faced with challenges like upcoming deadlines at work, public speaking, or new and unfamiliar situations. However, anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of anxiety that do not go away. Instead, anxiety can mount and keep you from fulfilling responsibilities or doing what you love. If you’re not sure whether our anxiety treatment program is right for you, consider the following:
- Does worrying interfere with your work or relationships?
- Do you use drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety?
- Do you consistently feel an impending sense of doom?
- Do you experience physical issues like insomnia or gastrointestinal distress as a result of anxiety?
- Have you experienced suicidal thoughts?
If you can answer “yes” to any of the above, an anxiety treatment program could help you heal.
Common Causes of Anxiety
There is not one specific reason why some individuals struggle with anxiety disorders. Life experiences, genetic influences, and medical problems can all contribute to excessive worry and anxiety.
Those who experienced trauma as children are more likely to develop anxiety disorders as adults. Traumatic events in adulthood can also lead to anxiety. Some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks, can also be present in those who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Treatment for anxiety can also address past trauma and help participants work through it in a healthy way. Anxiety can also be present in those who struggle with depression.
Underlying health issues can also lead to anxiety. If you have not experienced anxiety in the past or have not been through a traumatic event, it’s possible that heart disease, thyroid issues, or chronic pain could contribute to anxiety. Certain medications can also trigger anxiety disorders.
Finally, drug or alcohol addiction can lead to anxiety disorders. While substance abuse might provide short-term relief, it also causes changes in the brain that can make you more susceptible to anxiety and panic attacks in the future. A dual diagnosis treatment program can help you heal from both addiction and anxiety at the same time.
What to Expect in Our Anxiety Treatment Center
In our treatment center, we offer a safe, supportive environment for those who are working to overcome addiction and anxiety disorders. Managing anxiety is possible. While medication is a useful tool for many who struggle with addiction, we understand that those who are in recovery from a substance use disorder might not be the right candidates for anxiety medication. We offer evidence-based and holistic approaches to treatment that help our clients develop healthy coping skills and strategies.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, for instance, is based on the idea that the way you react to certain circumstances and thoughts influences your behavior. During sessions with an experienced therapist, you’ll work to understand how you react and respond to certain stimuli. You’ll discover new ways to reframe your thinking and can manage anxiety through mindfulness and healthy coping strategies.
Reach Out to Serenity Light Recovery Today
At our recovery center, we offer support, encouragement, and high-quality care for those who are ready to rebuild their lives. Some of our programs and services include:
- Residential addiction treatment – Focus on your recovery away from the stresses of everyday life
- Intensive outpatient programs – Live at home while receiving a high level of support
- Veteran substance abuse programs – Addiction treatment designed specifically for members of the military
- Faith-based recovery programs – An approach to treatment that involves spirituality as well as evidence-based therapies
- Family addiction counseling program – Help for families who have experienced hardships as a result of addiction
Uncontrolled anxiety can lead to a number of challenges. At Serenity Light Recovery, we provide hope and support for the journey to recovery. If anxiety has kept you from doing what you love, reach out to our team today at 855.658.6109.