An anxiety disorder can have a significant negative impact on the quality of an individual’s life. Depending upon the type of anxiety disorder that a person is experiencing and the severity of his or her symptoms, the effect can range from moderately distressing to virtually overwhelming. From the temporary pain of panic attacks to the pervasive and potentially debilitating fears that can accompany social phobia, agoraphobia, and generalised anxiety disorder, the symptoms of anxiety disorders can form what may feel to the afflicted individual like an impenetrable prison.
If a person who struggles with an anxiety disorder turns to alcohol or another drug in an attempt to self-medicate or numb themselves to his or their psychological pain, the anxiety disorder symptoms may worsen and the person may develop additional problems related to their substance misuse.
The good news for people who are currently struggling with anxiety disorders is that their lives can get much better. At The Manor Clinic, we have extensive experience working with people who have struggled with substance misuse, anxiety disorders, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. We have helped many people learn how to manage the symptoms of their anxiety disorder and regain the ability to fully participate in a healthy and productive life.
The most important thing you can do is to be a consistent, active, and positive presence in their life before, during, and after the individual is in treatment. Residential care is just one step on the long path of recovery. Plan to be at their side every step of the way.
Why consider anxiety treatment at The Manor Clinic
Untreated anxiety disorders put people at significant risk for a wide variety of unpleasant consequences and negative long-term outcomes. Completing one’s education, acquiring and maintaining a job, and otherwise living a healthy self-sufficient life can all be undermined by an untreated anxiety disorder.
People who do not get the treatment that will help them with their anxiety disorder will continue to experience psychological pain that may lead to diminished self-esteem, social withdrawal or ostracisation, self-harm, and even suicidal ideation. If the afflicted individual attempts to self-medicate or numb themselves via substance misuse. This can both exacerbate the existing symptoms and expose the individual to myriad new forms of physical, emotional, and spiritual damage. Effective professional care can remove the individual from immediate danger, stop the ongoing damage, and set a course for a healthier and more promising tomorrow.
Types of anxiety disorder treatment offered at The Manor Clinic
When a person comes to The Manor Clinic for anxiety disorder treatment,the following methods of treatment can be incorporated into an individual’s personally tailored treatment plan, whether they are embarking on a 28, 14 or 7-day programme:
- Medically assisted detox
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family support
- Experiential therapy
One of the unique qualities of the treatment offered at The Manor Clinic is that it can be tailored to meet the needs of each person who chooses to heal at our centre. Upon admission to The Manor Clinic, our staff formulates a customised plan of care, and the aforementioned types of treatment will be included into treatment plans based solely on the recovery goals set forth by the men and women we treat and the recommendations made by our clinical team. Additionally, and because each patient becomes a member of The Manor Clinic family upon receiving care with us, men and women are able to benefit from our on-going Alumni Services long after completing treatment.
In choosing The Manor Clinic to break free from an addiction to substances and overcome the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, you or someone you care about will receive the treatment needed to begin the next chapter of life, free from the constraints of chemical dependency.
To learn more about our programming, or to begin the process of admissions, feel free to give our helpful admissions team a call. We are standing by to help you determine if our centre is the place to begin living the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.
Helping a loved one get treatment for anxiety
The pain of an anxiety disorder is not limited to the individual. If you care about someone who is struggling with an anxiety disorder, then you are aware of the stress and pressure that they experience. What you may not realise, though, is that although you cannot solve their problem, you can play an essential role in getting them the help that they need.
- Your ideal starting point will most likely be to educate yourself about anxiety disorders in general, as well as the unique ways that their type of anxiety disorder is impacting the individual’s life. The better you understand what your loved one is experiencing, the more effective you will be at providing meaningful support
- Next, it may be beneficial to research the types of treatment that have helped others who were struggling with the type of anxiety disorder that they have developed. With this knowledge, you can identify programmes that appear to be best suited to meeting their specific needs
- Have an open and honest conversation with them. Discuss your concerns, express your support, and share what you have learned. Most importantly, listen to your loved one, be prepared for pushback, and do not let what should be a productive discussion devolve into an argument
- Offer practical and tangible support, help to make appointments, provide transportation, provide childcare. Do whatever you can to simplify their life so that they can focus on getting into treatment