Our emotional health is just as important as our physical well-being. Everyone deserves the chance to live a fulfilled and happy life. Breathe Life Healing Centers + Treatment Services offers anxiety treatment to help you to look at what is causing the anxiety and help free you to live your life, on your terms.
With anxiety treatment at Breathe, we provide an environment away from the normal stress and anxiety of life. The challenges you face, we face together. We provide a number of ways for you to not just overcome anxiety, but to learn how to live with it without the need to self medicate. Anxiety is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t need to be every day. We will help give you the skills you need to manage stress and anxiety in a healthy, productive way, that puts you back in control.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety affects most people from time to time. It is a built in survival tool, given to us to help us be aware of potential dangers or trouble in the road ahead. In these small instances it can be that gut instinct that something is wrong and help us to avoid a bad decision. In this instance, anxiety is a healthy, natural reaction to a situation that soon passes once the problem is resolved.
What is anxiety disorder and when is anxiety treatment necessary?
Anxiety disorder is when anxiety gets out of control, and becomes a constant state in which we live our lives. It begins to inhibit us from moving forward in any direction, and can lead to panic and even heart conditions. It is an addictive state, and unfortunately nowadays is often tackled with prescription anxiety medication rather than looking at healing the source of the problem as we do here at Breathe in our anxiety treatment program.
Why do people self-medicate anxiety?
Self medication often occurs when people don’t want to fully admit to, or confront the issues they are facing. A person who is struggling with family matters may not want to, or may feel unable to, speak to the family members in question. A person facing difficulties at work or school may not want to worry their family or loved ones, as they feel they need to bear the burden alone and not put them through the same pressure. As such, they self- diagnose the problem instead of seeking anxiety treatment. They begin to medicate accordingly with any of the number of drugs currently being advertised and readily available without prescription. Often self-medication leads to taking far more of a drug than is needed, and this in turn can lead to addiction.
Could anxiety disorder be masked by an addiction?
Addictions are always a reflection of a deeper, emotional or psychological need. A person experiencing anxiety may turn to food, alcohol or drugs to help calm them, and allow them to move forward with their lives. As such, their loved ones may just see the surface problem of addiction, but not know the source – and the solution to the problem – lies within.
Could drugs and alcohol create anxiety?
Drugs and alcohol CONTROL your life – they can destroy families and relationships, and they can lead to problems at work and school. The fear of failing an exam or losing a job, naturally creates anxiety – which is in fact a good thing. The fact that the person still cares means that they have a chance to do something about the problem. The challenge is then in the choice they make next – they can decide to get help and lose the addiction, allowing them to regain control over their life – or they can turn to the drink and drugs that is causing the problem, that will numb the anxiety temporarily and put off the problem for now. Unfortunately, addiction means that they are far more likely to do the latter.
If you or someone you love suffers from anxiety disorder, please give us a call at 800-929-5904 to discuss anxiety treatment options. We can help.