Woman struggling with anxiety and addiction

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety is a debilitating condition. Frequently, people dealing with it don’t get the help they need. Instead, they self-medicate with the abuse of drugs or alcohol. This explains the connection between anxiety and addiction. Did the Link between Anxiety and Addiction Entrap You? When your brain triggers anxiety attacks, you experience sudden bouts of irrational…

Three Medical ‘Must-Haves’ for Finding Addiction Treatment That Works

This is the third in a five-part series on “Finding Addiction Treatment That Works.” Read “Part One” and “Part Two.“ Finding addiction treatment that works — “evidence-based treatment” — requires knowing what medical interventions you cannot do without. Addiction, after all, is a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry,” according…