Addictions Therapy

Written by Jim Folk
Last updated March 27, 2021

Is addictions treatment similar to treatment for anxiety disorder? And do any of your anxietycentre therapists help people with addictions?

Complete Question:

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, treating addictions can be similar to treating anxiety disorder. Since the underlying factors that cause issues with addiction are similar to those of anxiety disorder, both can be treated in a similar manner.

And again, yes. Some of our recommended therapists also specialize in addiction counseling. For example, our therapists Amanda Diehl, Hellen Krahn, Brian Sellers, Sheri Vincent, and Chris Papastamos also specialize in addiction therapy. 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 therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed – which we call the underlying factors of anxiety – a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

Additional Resources

Return to our Anxiety Frequent Questions page. Information, support, and therapy for anxiety disorder and its symptoms, including How Addictions Can Be Treated Similar To Anxiety Disorder.