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Both Barrels:
The Devastating Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse

(Released May 2012)

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  by J. Erick Sinkhorn  


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The co-occurrence of anxiety disorders and substance abuse is a cruel double blow. Individually, these disorders can be very challenging to diagnose and treat. Each is accompanied by a degree of social stigma. Each manifests in a way that is unique to the individual. When paired, they form a destructive, self-perpetuating combination that both intensifies pathology and increases resistance to treatment. 

Yet more is being learned about the brain every day, and with that knowledge comes a better understanding of the conditions that affect it. The continued development of new pharmacological agents and emerging research in the field of mental health are expanding the treatment options for those with comorbid anxiety and substance abuse issues, providing stronger results and a better hope for a healthy future.

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