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How Anxiety Derails Addiction Recovery

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the U.S. Almost 30% of Americans struggle with it at some point in their lives. And if you have an anxiety disorder, research shows you’re two to three times more likely to struggle with substance abuse than the general population. It’s a combination that …

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Stress vs. Anxiety as Triggers for Addiction: Which Is Worse?

There’s a lot to be said about stress vs. anxiety as triggers for addiction. Both are significant drivers of substance abuse, but which is worse? It’s a tricky question, but most addiction treatment specialists and studies confirm that anxiety is typically the more potent catalyst for drug or alcohol problems. What’s the difference between stress …

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

As a strategy for transcendence rather than coping, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an intriguing option for many people struggling with mental health disorders. ACT believes people have the potential to live full and prosperous lives. This potential isn’t affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues they may …

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Avoidant Personality Disorder vs. Social Anxiety

Avoidant personality disorder treatment and antisocial personality disorder treatment are different. The two disorders are often confused with social anxiety, but they are not the same.  There are certain features of these conditions that overlap, but there are also distinct and unique features that characterize each one. If you think you need help with social …

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Anxiety vs. Nervousness: Managing Mild Anxiety

Anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and even post-traumatic stress disorder are all classified as anxiety disorders by mental health professionals. In order to be diagnosed with one, you must meet certain criteria: the way in which you experience your symptoms must be severe enough, appear often enough, and become disruptive enough to be called …

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How to Be Ready for the Signs of a Panic Attack

Panic attacks can be a very frightening thing for many people. The sudden rush of anxiety can create physical symptoms that make people feel a bit like they’re dying. Recognizing the signs of a panic attack can go a long way in helping people avoid the situations that cause the attack and minimize their symptoms. …

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How Do I Manage Stress?

We are all aware that stress is an everyday occurrence. Our fast-paced lifestyle, reliance on social media, multiple sources of conflicting information, and the global pandemic all cause us to experience stress. These feelings can lead us to ask the question, “how do I manage stress?” Stress is no laughing matter. Despite studies that show …

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Social Media and Anxiety

In as early as the late 1990s, social media, as we understand and define it now, came into existence. From the humble beginning of uploading your profile picture and connecting with friends online, social media has now become a massive multi-billion-dollar industry that has disrupted several businesses and social practices. Social media and anxiety have …

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