The anxiety treatment center at Atlantic Recovery Center is a compassionate environment where you can learn how to manage anxiety symptoms for a better life. We know how anxiety disorders can reduce a person’s quality of life and keep them tied to substance abuse. That is why we use evidenced-based therapies to treat both anxiety and addiction.

Anxiety and Anxiety Disordersa girl talks to a therapist about entering an anxiety treatment program

Anxiety disorders affect about 18.1% of the US adult population. That’s about 40 million people, making it the most common mental illness. Anxiety disorder is more than just a passing fear or worry. It persists, can grow worse and can interfere with the person’s job, relationships, or daily functions.

There are also several types of anxiety disorders that we can treat at our anxiety treatment center. They include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), panic disorder, and certain phobia-related disorders.

Causes of anxiety include psychological trauma, extreme emotional stress, personality disorders, and substance abuse. Some of the disabling symptoms include panic attacks, trouble sleeping, a choking sensation, and avoiding people, places, things, or activities.

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety disorder commonly co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUDs) such as alcohol use disorder or drug addiction. So it is usually best to treat both conditions at the same time at an anxiety treatment center in FL. This helps put an end to the “revolving door” situation where the anxiety causes the person to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol or the addictive substance causes the anxiety. In a situation like this one disorder either causes or feeds the other, thereby increasing the risk of relapse..

Why Go to an Anxiety Treatment Center

Anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, e.g., benzodiazepines, buspirone, paroxetine, and citalopram, are used to treat anxiety disorders. The medications slow brain activities and help to improve anxiety symptoms. However, treatment at an anxiety treatment center goes beyond medication therapy. Instead, your therapist can use different mental health or behavioral therapies to help manage the symptoms and reduce the frequency of an anxiety attack.

Meanwhile, some clients respond well to exposure therapy, desensitization, and response prevention. What this means is having the client face their fears to lessen its impact on their mental health and well-being. They also learn positive ways to respond instead of choosing to avoid or escape.

Connect to an Anxiety Treatment Center FL Residents Trust

Atlantic Recovery Center has a designated anxiety treatment center with trained and certified therapists who specialize in anxiety treatment. Clients battling both a substance use disorder and an anxiety disorder can also enroll for  dual diagnosis for substance use disorder treatment. Dual diagnosis treatment allows us to treat other disorders that co-occur with anxiety disorder, such as major depression and personality disorders.

The results from your intake evaluation will let us know which therapy may be right for you. Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal therapy are the main therapies we use to treat anxiety. Your therapist may decide to combine mental health therapy with medication therapy since studies show doing so can enhance the treatment results.

Depending on the level of care you need, you can receive treatment in the following settings:

  • Outpatient Treatment
  • PHP Treatment
  • Residential Rehab Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Stress or worry brought on by family or romantic relationships can trigger anxiety. Since addiction treatment takes a comprehensive approach, we may include family therapy in your treatment plan. Involving your loved ones can help them to understand how they can support you.

Recover from Anxiety and Addiction at Atlantic Recovery Center

Our rehab center is located in Davie, FL but our doors are open to anyone who wishes to enroll in one of our treatment programs. Find out which program is right for you by calling (855) 875-0664. An addiction counselor is standing by to take your call.