Burkwood Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorder build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located near Minneapolis – St. Paul, Burkwood is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.
Learn about Co-Occurring Anxiety Disorder
Learn about anxiety disorder & treatment offered at our rehab center
Anxiety disorders are a series of mental health disorders that are characterized by excessive fear, worry, and trepidation. Individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders may experience symptoms that are so distressing that they find it difficult or virtually impossible to meet their daily personal, academic, and/or occupational responsibilities.
Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, social phobia, and separation anxiety disorder are among the more common forms of anxiety disorders. All of these disorders feature symptoms related to fear, worry, and trepidation; the main differences are the causes, severity, and duration of the symptoms. For example, the symptoms of specific phobia will be triggered in the presence or at the thought of a certain object, person, or event; social phobia may lead to distress when meeting people, eating in public, or giving a speech; and the symptoms of panic disorder may occur suddenly with no apparent trigger.
Unfortunately, many individuals who experience anxiety disorders also struggle with a substance use disorder, which is the clinical term for addiction. When a person’s addiction is accompanied by a co-occurring anxiety disorder, the symptoms of the two disorders can make life exponentially worse for him or her. In order to experience true and lasting healing, the individual must receive professional treatment at a program that is prepared to address both disorders.
The good news is that both anxiety disorders and substance use disorders are treatable conditions. At Burkwood Treatment Center, we have developed specialized programming that is designed for men and women who have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder and a co-occurring anxiety disorder. While they are establishing a strong foothold in early recovery from addiction, men and women who heal at Burkwood can also receive treatment to help them manage the symptoms of their co-occurring anxiety disorder.
Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member with anxiety get into rehab
When an individual experiences symptoms of an anxiety disorder, the event can be troubling both for the afflicted individual and for his or her friends and family members. Anxiety disorder can cause individuals to act in what appear to be strange ways, and those who care about the afflicted individual are likely to be confused, frustrated, and even frightened by what their loved one is going through.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation, please consider the following:
- It is normal and understandable for you to be concerned and even worried.
- Your loved one is in crisis and needs professional help.
- You must not allow your fears to stop you from taking a few simple yet essential steps.
First, talk to your loved one. Depending upon the type of anxiety disorder that he or she is experiencing, he or she may or may not be able to put the problem into words. What is most important is that you acknowledge that your loved one is struggling, that you express your continued compassion and support, and you provide your loved one with opportunities to talk to you about what he or she is experiencing.
You should also conduct your own research on the symptoms that your loved one has been exhibiting. Contact a mental health support agency in your area, or visit the website of reputable organizations such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Understanding the challenges and possible causes of what your loved one is experiencing can prepare you to provide meaningful assistance.
During your research, also look into the types of treatment that have helped others who were experiencing symptoms similar to what your loved one has been going through. Identify centers that treat people who are dealing with anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. Contact these rehab centers, request information, and, if possible, arrange to tour the facility and meet with treatment representatives.
Having conducted this research, you will now need to speak with your loved one again. Share what you have learned, reaffirm your concern and dedication, and ask for his or her response to the information that you have provided.
Volunteer to make an appointment to visit promising programs, provide transportation, and accompany your loved one on the visit.
Never forget that this can be a frightening experience for your loved one. Addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder may make it particularly difficult for your loved one to go to new places, meet new people, and get help. Remain a source of compassion and support throughout the entire process, and plan to be a source of ongoing support during and after he or she is in treatment.
Why Consider Us?
Why consider treatment at Burkwood near Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
As indicated earlier on this page, anxiety disorders can have a drastic negative impact on the quality of a person’s life.
Being overcome by fear, worry, and trepidation, whether in response to a particular trigger or at random unpredictable times, can severely undermine a person’s best efforts to live a healthy, productive, and satisfying life. In some cases, people who have anxiety disorders are incapable of attending school and/or getting and keeping a job. In other cases, they may feel so overwhelmed that they cannot leave their home.
Suffering distress of this severity and frequency can diminish a person’s ability to take full responsibility for his or her life and can force the afflicted individual to depend upon friends or family members for the basic necessities of life.
When a person who has an anxiety disorder abuses or becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs, his or her quality of life can decrease exponentially, and he or she may be at risk for myriad additional physical and psychological problems. Without effective professional treatment, a person who struggles with an anxiety disorder and a substance use disorder may not be capable of achieving and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, establishing a modicum of financial independence, or otherwise enjoying even the most basic pleasures of life.
With proper care, though, he or she can overcome his or her unhealthy compulsions, manage his or her symptoms, and regain his or her ability to live a productive and satisfying life.
Types of Treatment
Types of treatment offered at Burkwood Treatment Center
Our anxiety rehab center is a renowned provider of residential addiction treatment that has been helping men and women achieve healthier and sober lives for more than 20 years. Located near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota in scenic Hudson, Wisconsin, this center specializes in providing individualized care for adult men and women who are struggling with the complex disease of addiction
With a high counselor-to-participant ratio and interventions that are proven to help people reach their treatment goals, our rehab supplies the care that is needed to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders. The staff of dedicated professionals, which includes individuals who are trained in the 12-Step philosophy and trauma-based interventions, provides ongoing support on the road to recovery is navigated. Furthermore, only the most appropriate treatment methods are chosen to be part of a participant’s treatment plan so as to elicit the most favorable treatment outcomes for each individual. The following are among the many types of treatment that may be incorporated into a participant’s personalized plan of care:
Medication management services: When the symptoms of anxiety disorders are severe and cannot be successfully managed through the use of therapy and healthy coping skills, a participant may require certain medications. At our center, a contracted psychiatrist is available to meet with participants, determine if medication is appropriate, and prescribe medication when a participant requires pharmaceutical intervention. Our helpful mental health technicians and compassionate nursing staff closely monitor the progress of each participant and are available to also offer support throughout the treatment process.
Individual therapy: Individuals who are battling an addiction and a co-occurring anxiety disorder are more likely to achieve their recovery goals when they are able to talk through their experiences and emotions with a qualified therapist or counselor. At our rehab center, individual therapy sessions are offered once per week for each participant. These sessions can be a time when men and women can work with a counselor to learn new skills, set new goals, and process their recovery in a healthy manner.
Group therapy: Counselor-led groups that cover a variety of topics relevant to recovery are an important facet of care at our anxiety rehab center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. We believe men and women are more likely to recover from addictions and learn to manage the symptoms of anxiety disorders when they have the support and guidance of their peers, and we are proud to offer up forums in which participants can work together towards achieving recovery and healing. The following groups are examples of the sessions that are offered on a daily basis for the duration of participant’s time with us:
- Advanced guided imagery group
- Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) speaker meetings
- Recovery advocate psychoeducational group
- Gestalt/analogy-based therapeutic plays
- Goals group
- Primary group
- Didactic activity group
- Big Book Study
- Community meetings
- Meditation group
MAAEZ Program: To familiarize our participants with the 12-Step philosophy, Burkwood offers the Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier, or MAAEZ, Program. This program features a treatment model that occurs in a group format and helps the men and women we treat adapt to working through the 12 steps of recovery. Our staff is expertly trained in facilitating this type of treatment and is available to provide the support that can help our participants successfully recover from an addiction and the symptoms of anxiety disorders.
Way of Life System: At our rehab center, we understand that receiving treatment for an addiction and co-occurring anxiety disorders can be a trying, yet transformative experience. For this reason, our center employs the Way of Life System to help guide our participants through the therapeutic process. This method of care is unique to the Minneapolis & St. Paul area, utilizes several treatment modalities and disciplines, and helps men and women transition through each phase of their recovery. Audio guides complement the manual that is used for the Way of Life System, and those who partake in this treatment are ultimately able to healthily manage their emotions and feelings and reach their rehab goals while in our care.
Family therapy: Understanding that our participants’ addictions and co-occurring anxiety disorders have likely affected their relationships with those closest to them, our rehab center is able to facilitate family therapy sessions when they are needed. These sessions can be a time when those we treat, their friends, family members, or other loved ones come together to repair the damage addiction has caused, and become united in the front against substance abuse.
Recreational activities: Burkwood is situated near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota amid wondrous natural beauty, and we want our participants to be able to benefit from our picturesque surroundings. When a man or woman is entrusted into our care to overcome an addiction and anxiety disorders, he or she is afforded opportunities to participate in church services and recreational activities, such those listed below:
- Opportunities to exercise at the Knowles Center
- Nature outings at Willow River State Park
- Gender-specific yoga
The aforementioned methods of care can be part of a participant’s transformative experience at our addiction and mental health rehab center. Upon admission to our center, our staff works closely with those entrusted into our care to determine which types of treatment will be best suited to meet the needs of the men and women who choose to heal with us. If a participant’s needs change during the therapeutic process, his or her treatment plan can also be revised to reflect new goals for recovering from an addiction and anxiety disorders.
The care supplied by our rehab is highly individualized, and we strive to make the process of recovery one that is unique to each participant. This level of customization extends to our discharge planning process, as we take into account each participant’s needs and goals when determining which aftercare services are best suited to continue to progress made during treatment.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about our types of treatment and how our interventions can help those looking to recover from addiction and related co-ocurring anxiety achieve their goals, do not hesitate to contact us. At our rehab center, we are here for you and can guide you towards the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.