What’s trauma got to do with drug rehab treatment? More than you might think. Misconceptions about the link between trauma and addiction and the ways trauma is treated keep some people stuck in a relapse cycle. Are any of these beliefs standing between you and 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’ve got 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 combo that can greatly complicate treatment. Here’s a look at a few of the ways anxiety can creep in at each stage of addiction recovery.