Your loved one with anxiety worries you. They always seem to be upset, and nothing can ease their worries. Even though you know everything is okay, they seem to think it is not. It’s hard to live a life like this. You’re worried about what the future may hold. In these situations, anxiety may be out of control and requires more advanced care. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we can provide your loved one with the support he or she needs.
What Is Anxiety?
Most people feel anxiety from time to time. It’s a natural emotion. It helps us to prepare for and deal with higher stress times in our life. Anxiety is like your internal warning that someone may not be right. For healthy people, that anxiety fades when there’s nothing on their mind, and no real risk is present. For others, though, this doesn’t happen. Anxiety sticks around.
Anxiety can be brought on by many factors:
- Unresolved trauma from childhood
- Genetic makeup – if your family had it you may, too
- Environmental factors
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Developmental conditions
No matter what the underlying cause of the anxiety is, if you have a loved one with anxiety, it’s important to know when there’s a need for help.
How to Know Your Loved One with Anxiety Needs Help
If you are unsure what to do to help your loved one with anxiety, one of the best first steps is to reach out to a treatment provider. Our mental health treatment is designed to determine if there is a problem present and, if there is, to create a treatment plan for it. Your loved one may need this if he or she is showing signs of anxiety, such as:
- Pulling away from things they enjoy
- Worrying all of the time about things that are beyond their control
- Using drugs and alcohol to deal with anxiety
- No longer willing to deal with what they are afraid of
- Irritability and anger
- Loss of appetite or weight gain
- Depression and periods of sadness that don’t always have an easy-to-see cause
What Type of Treatment Can Help?
There are many ways we can help your loved one who is struggling with anxiety. Mental health treatment should always be tailored to your loved one’s needs. That means it may include treatment for what the cause is. Post-traumatic disorder treatment may help some people. For others, our specific anxiety treatment program may be very effective.
In addition, at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we specialize in dual diagnosis treatment. In other words, we address the needs of those who struggle with both a mental health condition, such as anxiety, as well as addiction. To do this, we provide a range of helpful therapy programs, which we tailor to the individual needs of your loved one. Research shows that simultaneous treatment of mental health conditions and addictions are far more successful for long term recovery than programs that address them individually.
Whether in a medication-assisted treatment program like our outpatient treatment program or in our intensive outpatient program, individuals gain the information and support they need to manage their condition fully.
Explore the Treatment Options Available at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
When you have a loved one with anxiety, you may just want to make them feel better and to alleviate what’s on their mind. It’s not that easy. Anxiety often requires treatment and a supportive environment from professionals. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we can provide that type of help for your loved one. Contact our dual diagnosis treatment center today at 855.746.3633 to learn more about how we can help you.