Addiction and Anxiety
Social worker and author, Jason Simpkins, has worked in the human service field for over 17 years, with experience in individual and family counseling, addiction, suicidology, and crisis intervention.
Your heart is racing; it feels like it is going to pound right out of your chest. You stopped sleeping much a while ago; it does not help to just lay in bed awake at night so you are up pacing around. And the worry, it feels like the worry is so overwhelming that it will kill you. This is what millions go through on a regular basis when dealing with anxiety disorders. An estimated 40 million people in the U.S. have a diagnosable anxiety disorder, from panic attacks, to phobias, to PTSD. But what happens when drugs or alcohol are added to this?