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Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Professional help

Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed.
I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress.

In brief: Professional help

Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed.
I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

What are the reasons for anxiety? What are the triggers? At times of crisis we always go back to the most familiar coping method -- here alcohol use.
Aa will help with finding sponsor if you don't already have one. Additionally, talking to someone who specializes in treating addictions to help you re-evaluate your stages of recovery, triggers and start you again in the process. Good luck!

In brief: See below

What are the reasons for anxiety? What are the triggers? At times of crisis we always go back to the most familiar coping method -- here alcohol use.
Aa will help with finding sponsor if you don't already have one. Additionally, talking to someone who specializes in treating addictions to help you re-evaluate your stages of recovery, triggers and start you again in the process. Good luck!
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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