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Anxiety disorders are some of the most common comorbidities seen in those with substance use disorders. Both anxiety and substance abuse are treatable, and research shows that getting professional help is associated with positive long-term outcomes. If you're looking for substance abuse and anxiety treatment in New Jersey, you're in the right place. So, what should you know? This page will cover the signs, symptoms, and causes of anxiety, the effects of anxiety on a person's life, and how Prevail Recovery Center can help you heal.

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Anxiety Treatment in New Jersey

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common comorbidities seen in those with substance use disorders. Both anxiety and substance abuse are treatable, and research shows that getting professional help is associated with positive long-term outcomes. If you’re looking for substance abuse and anxiety treatment in New Jersey, you’re in the right place. So, what should you know? This page will cover the signs, symptoms, and causes of anxiety, the effects of anxiety on a person’s life, and how Prevail Recovery Center can help you heal. 

Prevail Recovery Centers has Tennessee, New Jersey, and South Florida treatment centers available for those in need. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about top-rated drug rehabs near you.

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Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

The signs and symptoms of anxiety may vary depending on the specific anxiety disorders you have. It is possible to live with more than one anxiety disorder, and any anxiety disorder can range from mild to severe. With that said, here are some of the most common anxiety disorders and their symptoms. 

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, disproportionate worry surrounding various events, activities, or subjects that continues for six months or more and isn’t better attributed to another cause. People with GAD may experience a range of symptoms, including but not limited to the following:

  • Feeling wound up, restless, irritable, or on-edge
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry 
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing
  • Gastrointestinal distress 
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Hypervigilance 
  • Sleep problems
  • Muscle tension
  • Restlessness 
  • Rumination
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue 

Social anxiety disorder 

Social anxiety disorder is characterized by continuous fear or anxiety that surrounds one or more social or “performance” situations. Someone with social anxiety disorder may notice anxiety symptoms when talking to other people or before social events and avoid situations and places that cause distress or fear performances. For example, public speaking engagements, competing in sports or performing, and talking at work meetings. Other signs and symptoms of social anxiety include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Blushing, trembling, shaking, or sweating during social interactions or performances
  • Feeling as though their mind is “going blank” during interactions or performances
  • Stiff body posture or physical tension during interactions or performances
  • Feeling self-conscious or worrying that others will perceive you negatively 
  • Difficulty making eye contact or being around people you do not know
  • Finding it tough to talk to others, even if you want to
  • Heart palpitations or a rapid heartbeat
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Headaches 

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by patterns of persistent panic attacks and the fear of future panic attacks or their effects, which one may experience after having one or more panic attacks. While they present differently for everyone, here are some common symptoms of a panic attack:

  • A sense of impending doom or danger
  • Pounding heart, increased heart rate, or heart palpitations
  • Feeling smothered or as though you are choking 
  • Feeling detached from reality or from yourself
  • Gastrointestinal distress (e.g., nausea)
  • Breathlessness or throat tightness
  • Feeling dizzy, faint, or unsteady 
  • Chills or “hot flushes.”
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth 

Other anxiety disorders frequently seen in adults include but are not limited to specific phobia and agoraphobia, which can also have a serious impact on a person’s life and functioning. Only a professional can diagnose anxiety and other mental disorders, but many people identify the symptoms in themselves first.

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Causes of Anxiety

Although there’s no singular cause of anxiety, extensive research shows us that some factors can put you at a greater risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Potential risk factors connected to the development of anxiety disorders include but aren’t limited to personal history of traumatic or stressful events, genetics and family history, and personality or temperament. Despite their impact, the good news about anxiety disorders is that they are all considered treatable conditions.

How Does Anxiety Affect Your Life?

Having an anxiety disorder can interfere with your life in many different ways. Your ability to work, go to school, take care of your family, make a phone call, or use self-care can all be negatively impacted by anxiety symptoms. In many instances, racing thoughts, irritability, excessive worry, rumination, and other symptoms will affect your interpersonal relationships and the way you perceive yourself. Notably, anxiety disorders can put you at a greater risk of some physical health conditions and concerns—for example, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and insomnia. 

Anxiety can also put you at a higher risk of substance abuse. In fact, substance use disorders are some of the most common co-occurring conditions seen in those with GAD. In many instances, substance abuse is an attempt at self-medication, but it ends up causing more harm. Prevail Recovery Center offers dual-diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety treatment in New Jersey designed to address both. In treatment, you will build a support system, establish skills that work, and get a comprehensive range of treatments to address the full spectrum of symptoms and concerns that impact your well-being.

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Your Options for Anxiety Treatment in New Jersey

We are a fully outpatient treatment center with multiple treatment programs or levels of care available for those seeking anxiety treatment in New Jersey. Here are the levels of care offered by Prevail Recovery Center and what they entail. If you’re not sure which one is the right fit for you at this time, our admissions staff can help. 

 

Partial hospitalization

 

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are the most intensive kind of outpatient treatment. An ideal alternative to inpatient or residential treatment, PHP at Prevail Recovery Center requires a time commitment of 6-8 hours per day, six days per week. If you have an anxiety disorder, PHP will involve a combination of treatments used to address both anxiety and substance abuse, which might include but are not limited to regular groups, individual therapy, and medication management.

 

Intensive outpatient

 

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are the next step down from PHP. Clients in IOP can access the same treatment modalities as PHP clients, but the time commitment is significantly lower. Since IOP clients attend treatment fewer days per week and fewer hours per day, it offers increased flexibility and can be ideal for those who need to fulfill commitments like work or school while in treatment. 

 

Outpatient

 

Outpatient is the lowest level of care at Prevail Recovery Center. Often, outpatient clients have completed a higher level of care already or have less severe symptoms. Individual therapy, continued groups, alumni outings and support, and medication management are all examples of what an outpatient treatment plan might entail.

Find New Jersey Anxiety Therapy

Getting anxiety therapy in New Jersey can change your life. If you’re ready to get comprehensive substance abuse and anxiety treatment in New Jersey, contact Prevail Recovery Center. Our specialized programs and individualized treatment plans can help you get to where you want to be. When you reach out, we will verify your health insurance coverage, schedule a tour, and answer your questions about treatment for free. To get in touch, give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website today. 

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