In recent years, anxiety has gained a lot of attention in the news and on social media. If you don’t suffer from anxiety, you likely have a friend or family member who does. Unfortunately, men and women suffering from an anxiety disorder also face an increased risk of developing substance abuse or addiction. For some, addiction occurs when the individual attempts to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. For others, the substance abuse comes first, and anxiety follows. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse and anxiety, treatment centers that provide dual diagnosis can offer hope for sobriety and healing.