Atlanta Substance Use Counseling
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Life is stressful. Some of us have difficulty finding healthy ways to cope and relax and use alcohol and other drugs instead. When alcohol and other drugs are used in moderation, problems usually do not develop.
However, there are risk factors that can make it more likely to develop an addiction.
People who have family histories of addiction, use alcohol and drugs at an early age, and have experienced blackouts may have a higher risk of developing an addiction.
Approximately 24% of people diagnosed with chronic anxiety disorders have substance use issues. Having social anxiety quadruples the risk of having an alcohol use disorder.
To learn more about the relationship between substance use and anxiety disorders: https://www.anxiety.org/why-people-look-to-substance-abuse-to-escape-anxiety