Anxiety Disorder Treatment South Florida


Anxiety and Addiction: The Connection

If you or someone you love struggles with an anxiety disorder, there are ways for you to get help. Many people with anxiety also struggle with addiction, and through dual diagnosis treatment, you can lead a happier, healthier, sober life. 


6.8 million adults have generalized anxiety disorder, but only 43% get treatment. This fact alone is upsetting but not nearly as upsetting as the connection that exists between anxiety and addiction.


Many people who struggle with anxiety, especially untreated anxiety, turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of medication. Some people are scared, others are frustrated, and many have no idea what’s going on, but in order to quell the seemingly unwarranted fears and sadness they have, they use drugs and alcohol to give them a sense of calm, to help them relax, and to feel like they are suppressing some of their more anxious tendencies.


Unfortunately, people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction can develop anxiety as a result. Cocaine addiction influences the part of the brain that responds to stress, which means that someone addicted to cocaine might change their stress hormones and develop an anxiety disorder after the fact.


There are many forms of anxiety, and yet most people refer to it under the umbrella term without paying particular attention to which type of anxiety you struggle with.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder 
  • Panic disorders


Anxiety comes in even more forms than these listed above, but no matter which form of anxiety you struggle with, your risk of addiction is higher if you don’t get dual diagnosis treatment.

What Causes People to Relapse?


The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment in South Florida

Not all facilities provide dual diagnosis treatment. As the name implies, dual diagnosis treats coexisting conditions. For many, that is anxiety and addiction, or anxiety and depression. Rehab for depression and anxiety in Florida should target the underlying causes of your condition and all coexisting issues simultaneously to give you long-lasting sobriety.


Treating Causes

The first benefit to a dual diagnosis treatment at a Florida anxiety clinic is treating the cause. People who struggle with addiction or drug abuse often have other conditions that have caused that addiction-like anxiety disorder. 


There are many causes of anxiety, including drug use, chemical imbalances, past trauma, and genetics. All of these causes can actually lead to or exacerbate addiction as well.


  • Around 20% of people with an anxiety disorder also have a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Nearly 50% of people diagnosed with depression also have an anxiety disorder. 
  • 71% of people with anxiety are misdiagnosed


Such high levels of misdiagnosis mean that the few people who get help might get the wrong kind of help. And that is why you need an all-encompassing approach to your treatment.


All-Encompassing Approach

The second benefit to using this type of Florida anxiety clinic is an all-encompassing approach with a broader range of therapies. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy for people. Whether you struggle with drug addiction and anxiety disorder, untreated anxiety and depression, or any other combination of problems, you need a combination of therapies that works best for your situation. 


  • Some people have tried rehab in the past and failed. 
  • Others have anger management issues because of their inability to control their anxiety. 
  • Still, some have problems with their relationships and family, contributing to their anxiety and any subsequent substance abuse. 


Knowing your background, what things you have tried unsuccessfully, and what issues might contribute to your condition, all helps to decide which evidence-based therapies would be the most successful for you and which holistic treatments might provide supportive coping skills and life skills you can take away with you. 

Longer Sobriety

Finally, when you turn to rehab for depression and anxiety in Florida or any other coexisting conditions, your chances of long-term sobriety are higher.


Choosing to get treatment for underlying mental health problems like anxiety means you are less likely to go back to your daily life having overcome addiction or managed your depression, only to have something trigger you and your anxiety flare up again. Failing to treat multiple conditions at once, like underlying anxiety disorder, means many people who struggle with substance abuse or drug addiction might get clean in rehab and then go back to their daily life, where their anxiety disorder still exists. So they self-medicate all over again. 


Choosing a rehab clinic that targets all of these issues can help you avoid that.


Why Choose a Rehab for Anxiety in South Florida

There are many reasons why you should choose a rehab center for depression and anxiety. Anxiety in mild and moderate forms can typically be managed through weekly therapy sessions, but people who struggle with coexisting conditions like drug abuse or alcoholism can target their sobriety in addition to their mental health with a rehab center.


Rehab centers offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs that can be curated to your needs. 


Suppose you need a supportive environment because you don’t have one at home. In that case, you can remove yourself from your everyday stresses and triggers by using an inpatient program where you live at the facility and get the treatment you need full-time.


Suppose your schedule and responsibilities don’t allow you to step away for a few weeks at a time. In that case, you can use Outpatient Treatment programs to get the initial detoxification from drugs or alcohol and then subsequent, ongoing support through the form of custom treatment. These programs exist in many flexible forms, so if your schedule allows, you can take a few days or a week to do an entire day of therapy all at once, or you can do long-term therapy a few times per week. You get to find what works best for you. 


Prevail’s South Florida Anxiety Treatment Center Can Help

Prevail Recovery Center looks beyond the problem and at the person. We know that most mental health problems, if undiagnosed, can lead to self-medicating, severe daily struggles, and subsequent substance abuse if the original problems are not addressed. That is why we have created a way to help people struggling with anxiety get new freedom with a comprehensive treatment approach that deals with all of your needs, including medication management, recreational outings, nutritional assistance, and holistic therapies like guided meditation and sound therapy, and Reiki.


Evidence-based practices like positive psychology, art therapy, daily living skills, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy are just some of the many therapies we offer those who struggle with anxiety.


Founded by a group of friends who have collectively overcome their struggles with mental health and addiction, this Florida anxiety clinic is designed to target coexisting conditions with overlapping therapies and modalities that will prove most successful for your individual circumstances. We know that conditions like anxiety disorder don’t often exist in isolation, so we provide rehab for depression and anxiety in Florida, giving you healthy life coping skills that you can apply for years to come. 


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Completely Heal With the Best Anxiety Treatment Center in South Florida

At Prevail Recovery Center, our patients can expect individualized attention and personalized care to recover from their co-occurring disorders. We look at each patient as an individual, and diagnose them based on their own specific relationships and histories with drugs and mental health. Our comprehensive approach to treatment heals addiction and behavioral health disorders with various levels of care based on each person’s individual needs, helping them to maintain a healthy, sober lifestyle. 


If you or a loved one is suffering from co-occurring disorders and needs individualized treatment and care, please consider Prevail Recovery Center as we aim to take your life into our hands, and change the way you approach your conditions forever. 


Prevail Recovery Center is a dual diagnosis treatment center located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prevail was founded by friends who fought and triumphed over their own addictions, and we therefore understand and relate to our patients and know how to best treat each person and their individual conditions. We understand that dual diagnosis is a complex condition to treat; however, we have also successfully treated patients with such disorders many, many times. At Prevail, we’ve created a safe, understanding environment for our patients to undergo specialized, comprehensive, and time-proven treatments in support of their recovery journeys. 

Our vision at Prevail Recovery Center is to provide patients with the highest quality treatment to help in their road to a full, prosperous, and life-long recovery. We take a comprehensive approach to treating dual diagnosis patients, and we believe in treating people through the body, mind, and spirit. Our clinical services are personalized to fit the needs of each client to reduce symptoms, improve overall functionality and strengthen each patient’s capacity to live an independent, fulfilling life. Prevail’s approach to treatment is to provide a supportive, healing environment where clients can experience a meaningful and long-lasting recovery from whatever it might be that they are suffering from. Addiction and mental health disorders are complex conditions that affect all aspects of a person’s life, and we are acutely focused on helping our patients make a full, well-rounded, and meaningful recovery. 

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