5 doctors weighed in:
Is there a big link between agoraphobia and alcoholism?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Alcoholism is a disease, agoraphibia is an anxiety disorder.
Not everyone with alcoholism has agoraphobia and vis-versa. Many people with alcoholism have an anxiety disorder, so there is a link between the two. Both problems need to be addressed for successful recovery. Treating agoriphobia alone without getting help for the alcoholism will unlikely be successful.

In brief: Possibly
Alcoholism is a disease, agoraphibia is an anxiety disorder.
Not everyone with alcoholism has agoraphobia and vis-versa. Many people with alcoholism have an anxiety disorder, so there is a link between the two. Both problems need to be addressed for successful recovery. Treating agoriphobia alone without getting help for the alcoholism will unlikely be successful.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not a "big link, " but, as with all anxiety disorders, some folks do drink to calm down instead of facing their fears head on.
Try reading: stop obsessing by edna foa.

In brief: No
Not a "big link, " but, as with all anxiety disorders, some folks do drink to calm down instead of facing their fears head on.
Try reading: stop obsessing by edna foa.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
Thank
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