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It’s a vicious cycle at its worst.
You’re feeling anxious about something, so you turn to drugs or alcohol to take the edge off. But then, the drugs and alcohol make you feel more anxious. So you use again.
And on and on it goes. Before you even realize what’s happened, you’ve got real problems with both substance abuse and anxiety, or co-occurring conditions.
You feel awful almost all the time and don’t see any way out. But there is—and for some people the right answer is intensive outpatient treatment for addiction.
Anxiety Outpatient Treatment
Right about now, you’re probably wondering how it all works. Do you go to outpatient treatment for anxiety or do you go for addiction? Which should come first?
We now realize that any good addiction treatment program has to also treat any co-occurring mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
So while you’ll technically be going to outpatient treatment for addiction, your anxiety will also be addressed and treated—at the same time.
It doesn’t help anyone, after all, to be sober, but miserable. It’s only a matter of time before that sober person self-medicates with drugs or alcohol. And, if they don’t, there’s still the problem of being miserable.
Hope and Healing at The Raleigh House
At The Raleigh House, based in Denver, Colorado, we lay the groundwork for your life-long recovery through the following:
• Structured therapeutic activities
• Health and nutrition counseling and coaching
• Working to improve interpersonal relationships
• Examining underlying issues that fueled the addiction
• Beginning to change unhealthy thought and behavior patterns
• Practices that are always compassionate and always evidence-based
Our team of experts works together to tackle both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. We know that every person is different—and we’ll work with you to achieve your goals for treatment and for life after treatment. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our treatment for dual diagnosis.