I heard recently that dealing with addictions, such as alcohol and drugs, could be dealt with the same way as anxiety disorder, since the underlying factors of addiction are similar to that of anxiety disorder. Is this true? If so, do any of your therapists help people with addictions?
Yes, this is correct. The underlying factors of addiction are similar to those of anxiety disorder. And helping people overcome addictions is very similar to helping people overcome anxiety disorder.
And again, yes. Some of our recommended therapists also specialize in addiction counseling. For example, our therapists Amanda Diehl, Hellen Krahn, Brian Sellers, and Susan Tavener Waugh also specialize in addiction counseling. For more information about each therapist, click on their respective links.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated January 1, 2019.