Anxiety Treatment

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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.

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 do, they eventually become more self-destructive and make their condition much worse.


There are different types of anxiety disorders and in some cases with the general population, there are certain unfortunate life circumstances that can drive even drive the most calm person to their knees. While these symptoms are not just limited to those with anxiety disorders, some commons symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings of panic, uneasiness or fear

Types of anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are very different from the general anxiety we feel in our day-to-day lives. For those struggling with anxiety disorders, they struggle with fear and worry on a constant basis and unlike general anxiety, their surroundings and life circumstances have little influence on their anxiety levels. Some common types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic Disorder: People suffering from this condition experience extreme feelings of fear and terror that reoccur suddenly without warning. These episodes can be debilitating and in many cases are so severe that patients must be rushed to the hospital to receive medical attention. Some symptoms of panic attacks can include chest pain, trouble breathing, unusually high heart rate, extreme jitteriness and even feelings of choking.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: This involves the overwhelming fear and self-consciousness associated with everyday social situations. Patients struggling with this condition tend to isolate and become reclusive.
  • Phobias: These are intense and irrational fears associated with specific situations or objects. These fears are often very excessive and pertain to low-risk everyday situations.

When does it become a problem?

Anxiety can sometimes be constructive in that it sometimes drives people to work harder and find their way out of unfortunate situations. When chronic anxiety starts to have a detrimental effect on someone’s life and prevents them from living a productive lifestyle, then treatment is definitely necessary.

When anxiety becomes a consistent problem, it will have negative effects on every aspect of one’s life. It can deeply hurt their living situations, personal relationships and even their financial stability. Most people experience anxiety in response to an unfavorable situation, where they feel in some way threatened, but people with anxiety disorders struggle with anxiety on a deep level and on such a constant basis, that it can eventually run their lives. It hinders them from making meaningful connections with other people and making personal growth.

Getting treatment for anxiety

Morningside Recovery’s clinical team customizes each client’s treatment program to meet their individual needs. We offer psychiatric and counseling services to each client, which helps to treat their condition from every angle. We not only treat addiction, but the underlying causes of it as well and help to ensure that any co-occurring anxiety disorders receive adequate treatment.

Our anxiety treatment programs help clients to examine their own thinking and how their personal beliefs affect their behavior. This psychiatric, therapeutic and counseling services where patients will receive the individual attention they need to address the underlying causes of their anxiety and find effective methods for coping with them.

Our program includes a daily routine where clients will participate in various forms of therapy and learn valuable relaxation techniques such as mindful meditation, controlled breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization exercises and controlled breathing.

How Do I Get Help?

Morningside Recovery offers the full-spectrum of comprehensive addiction treatment in Orange County, CA. Take that first step on the road to recovery and make better choices, every day. Call now.

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