Anxiety can be a crippling and debilitating mental health condition for people who suffer from it. Many of us will experience moments of anxiety at some point in our lives, however, some people suffer daily from crippling anxiety, a condition also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (known as GAD).

For people who experience anxiety, depression is also a common co-occurring mental health disorder. Not only are depression and anxiety conditions linked, but addiction too. Individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression are much more likely to have a substance addiction.

This can be because people who suffer from mental health conditions turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, which can then form an addiction. For anyone who is suffering from a mental health issue and a drug or alcohol addiction, at Ocean Recovery we offer dual diagnosis treatment which aims to target and treat both elements. Dual diagnosis treatment consists of an initial detox or withdrawal from the addicted substance, followed by therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, group therapy and wellbeing therapies.

Do I Have Anxiety?

Anxiety causes intense feelings of crippling fear and worry which are persistent. The worry that you may be experiencing will not match the gravity of the situation you are anxious about, and it may disrupt your daily routine. Many people who have a generalised anxiety disorder also experience panic attacks, which causes sweating, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, and a feeling of helplessness.

If feelings of anxiousness are affecting your daily life and routine, it may be time to seek treatment or medical help. Anxiety is much more common than is widely thought, so you should not hesitate to contact somebody if you are struggling.

This anxiety test is here for you to judge how much your anxiety rules your life. Many of us feel anxious or show signs of anxiety during stressful periods in our lives, however if this feeling persists, it could be that you have an anxiety disorder that may need treatment.

What Do My Anxiety Test Results Mean?

If your results come back as likely that you have an anxiety disorder, please note – this is not a diagnosis. If your test results show that you have a lot of symptoms which indicate an anxiety disorder, it may be good for you to book an appointment with your GP.

It can also be good for you to see what your results are. All too often, people feel like their symptoms or disorder is not severe enough to receive treatment. This is why our anxiety assessment is a useful tool which can give you the push towards receiving the treatment that you need if your results show that you likely have anxiety.

How Do I Get Treated For My Anxiety?

At Ocean Recovery, we offer dual diagnosis treatment which aims to treat both addiction and mental health disorders, such as anxiety. Drug and alcohol addiction often come hand-in-hand with mental health issues, particularly anxiety. Our rehab clinic will provide you with detox withdrawal and therapy to overcome your addiction and anxiety.

Generalised anxiety disorder (or GAD) can be a debilitating disorder which can stop people from living their everyday lives. This sensation can lead to drug or alcohol addiction as a way to self-medicate and cope with symptoms. Similarly, those suffering from alcohol or drug addictions may experience anxiety as a side effect of their substance abuse.

Take our anxiety test below to find out your results.

1.Does your heart pound uncontrollably?
2.Do you sweat uncontrollably?
3.Do you tremble or shake uncontrollably?
4.Do you feel consistent worry?
5.Do you have an inability to relax?
6.Can you be uncontrollably irritable?
7.Do you have difficulty sleeping?
8.Do you avoid social events because of anxiety or panicked feelings?
9.Do your feelings of worry ever effect your ability to perform tasks?
10.Can you become very easily annoyed?

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: September 20, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.