Everybody struggles with anxiety from time to time. It’s a normal human emotion and is a natural response to an oncoming threat. While most addicts do struggle with some form of anxiety or another during early recovery, there are many cases where they are dealing with underlying anxiety disorders which have gone unaddressed. In order to fully treat their addiction, they also have to find comprehensive anxiety treatment.
High levels of anxiety have shown to be positively correlated with drug abuse and addiction. Many people with anxiety disorders tend to drink and use drugs more than the general population. In doing so, they eventually become more self-destructive and make their condition much worse.