Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States and worldwide. Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. and over 300 million adults around the world. Anxiety also affects close to 6 million youth in the U.S. and almost 60 million youth around the world.
We have one message for the millions of people who experience the symptoms of anxiety every day:
Effective, evidence-based treatment is available – and it can change your life.
Anxiety often develops from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. Anxiety can be extremely disruptive, but anxiety also responds well to evidence-based treatment.
Our experienced clinical and medical staff will design a custom blend of medical, psychiatric, and integrative therapies that promote long-term, sustainable recovery. We use an integrated, holistic treatment model to support the whole person. We understand you are more than your symptoms and your diagnosis: we’re here to support and heal all of you. If you choose treatment at CCI, we work with you to identify what triggers your anxiety symptoms and give you the practical tools you need to manage those symptoms and regain control of your life.
Anxiety and Addiction
In some cases, people diagnosed with anxiety disorders to also meet clinical for an alcohol and/or substance use disorder (AUD/SUD). When an individual has a mental health disorder such as anxiety and an alcohol and/or substance use disorder at the same time, they receive a dual diagnosis and have what treatment professionals call co-occurring disorders.
Data from the National Institute on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show the following prevalence of anxiety and co-occurring alcohol/substance use disorders in the U.S.
Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety and Co-Occurring Disorders
- Anxiety Disorder (AD):
- Age 18+: 18.1% or 40 million people
- Age 12-17: 31.9% or 7.7 million people
- Anxiety Disorder with Severe Impairment:
- Age 18+: 22.8% or 9.2 million people
- Age 12-17: 8.3% or 2 million people
- Co-Occurring AD and AUD/SUD:
- Among people with AD: 15% report AUD/SUD
- Among people with AUD/SUD: 18% report AD
Experts from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate that one reason people with anxiety disorders also have a high rate of alcohol and/or substance use disorders the practice of self-medication. It’s common for people with anxiety disorders to attempt to manage the fear, stress, and panic associated with anxiety disorders with alcohol or drugs. This practice – self-medication – can relieve symptoms temporarily, but is not an effective long-term strategy: it causes more problems than it solves.
That’s why treatment is essential: anxiety disorders and addiction disorders are both chronic mental health disorders – and both these disorders respond well to evidence-based treatment delivered by experienced professionals who follow a holistic, integrated treatment model.
How We Can Help with Your Anxiety Treatment
Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers the latest, evidence-based treatment for anxiety and co-occurring alcohol and/or substance use disorders. We understand the critical importance of addressing anxiety and addiction simultaneously: when patients receive treatment for anxiety and addiction at the same time, their chances of treatment success improve dramatically.
Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating co-occurring anxiety and alcohol/substance use disorders. Every patient at CCI participates in a comprehensive mental health evaluation upon intake and receives an accurate diagnosis. Once we complete our intake assessments and arrive at a diagnosis – or confirm a previous diagnosis – we work with patients to manage the symptoms of their anxiety and uncover the root of their addiction. We address both at the same time, because we know that’s the most effective way to treat co-occurring anxiety and addiction.
The Benefits of Treatment for Anxiety
- Patients are completely removed from the situations and people that might exacerbate their symptoms and/or influence their use of alcohol or substances
- Patients can participate in drug or alcohol detox, which is a necessary first step for some types of substances before entering treatment for anxiety
- Patients work closely with their counselors to identify the underlying cause of their substance use
- Doctors monitor medication and make the appropriate adjustments while keeping a close eye on patient progress
- Staff members can offer consistent, daily support when it’s needed most
Learn More Today
If you or someone in your family experiences the acute symptoms of anxiety or addiction, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute may have a program that meets your needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.