Help for Addiction and Panic Attacks

Help for addiction and panic attacksPanic attacks can make you feel like your life is spinning out of control. Panic attacks can keep you trapped in your home or can stop you from doing things you enjoy. Panic and anxiety also often lead to self-medication with alcohol or other drugs. Unfortunately the temporary relief that drugs provide creates a series of greater problems. There is a newly developed and evidence-based treatment method that can help you overcome both addiction and panic attacks. Learn more about how integrated treatment can help you.

What Is Integrated Treatment for Dual Diagnosis, and How Does it Work?

Dual Diagnosis sufferers are those that struggle with mental health concerns such as panic attacks, depression or anxiety in combination with a drug or alcohol addiction problem. Since your panic attacks can make addiction worse, and addiction can make your panic attacks worse, it is necessary that they are treated at the same time. Treatment that addresses co-occurring disorders is referred to as Dual Diagnosis or integrated treatment.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attack Treatment

For those that are affected by panic attacks Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can help. When utilizing DBT and other therapies integrated treatment for addiction and panic attacks will include the following:

  • One-on-one sessions with each patient to help ease anxiety and increase mindfulness and comfort
  • Skills training that is helpful, fun and easy to incorporate into everyday life
  • Training to anticipate panic attacks, manage anxiety and treat yourself compassionately

Benzodiazepine, Alcohol and Sedative Addiction as a Way to Self-Medicate Panic Attacks

Those that suffer from panic attacks also tend to self-medicate. Those that suffer from anxiety attacks or depression often use benzodiazepines, alcohol or other sedatives as a means of controlling surface symptoms. Anxiety and panic causes sufferers to feel ashamed, and many people don’t feel brave enough to seek help. Unfortunately self-medicating is not a long-term solution. Alcohol and drugs can cause changes in brain chemistry that makes panic and anxiety worse over time.

Help for Addiction and Panic Attacks

There is hope. We would like to help you overcome your panic attacks and substance abuse. We will help you find treatment that works. We specialize in integrated treatment placement, and we would like to help you find support and care today. All calls are completely confidential and free to you, and we are here to talk 24 hours a day. Get the help you need; call now.