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Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Prevail

Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Prevail



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.



The Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Fort Lauderdale and Knoxville

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 Prevail Recovery Center 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 checking into our anxiety clinic in Tennessee or Florida, 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 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

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.



Completely Heal With the Best Anxiety Treatment Center in Florida and Tennessee

  • Prevail Recovery Center, a dual diagnosis treatment center nestled in the sunny enclave of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee, was founded by individuals who have personally triumphed over addiction. This firsthand experience allows us to deeply empathize with our patients and tailor treatment plans to meet their unique needs. We understand that dual diagnosis is a complex condition to treat; however, we have successfully assisted numerous patients with such disorders over the years.
  • At Prevail, we have cultivated a safe and nurturing environment where our patients undergo specialized, comprehensive, and time-proven treatments to support their recovery journeys. Our vision is to provide patients with the highest quality treatment, guiding them on their road to a full, prosperous, and lifelong recovery. We take a comprehensive approach to treating dual diagnosis patients, addressing the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Our clinical services are personalized to fit the needs of each client, aiming to reduce symptoms, improve overall functionality, and enhance each patient’s capacity to live an independent, fulfilling life. Prevail’s treatment approach focuses on providing a supportive and healing environment where clients can experience meaningful and long-lasting recovery from addiction and mental health disorders.
  • Recognizing the complexity of these conditions and their profound impact on all aspects of a person’s life, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve a full, well-rounded, and meaningful recovery.

Prevail’s Anxiety TreatmentCenter 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, our anxiety clinics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee, are tailored to address coexisting conditions with integrated therapies and modalities designed for your unique circumstances. We understand that conditions like anxiety disorder often coexist with other mental health challenges, so we offer comprehensive rehab for depression and anxiety in Florida and Tennessee, equipping you with healthy coping skills that you can utilize for years to come.

Ready to seek support from a Florida and Tennessee anxiety clinic? Let us guide you on your journey.

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