Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Dual Diagnosis

Anxiety disorders, in which a person suffers from symptoms like paranoia and panic attacks, are mental illnesses whose cause has not yet been found. However, these types of disorders are often found in patients who suffer from drug abuse and addiction.

Many times, the symptoms of drug abuse and addiction match the symptoms of anxiety disorders, and a person may receive treatment for drug abuse without ever having their anxiety disorder diagnosed. For this reason, it is important to contact a qualified health professional if you suffer from drug addiction and have symptoms of anxiety disorder, as this may indicate that you need to undergo Dual Diagnosis treatment, which will accurately determine the root cause of the anxiety disorder symptoms.

Anxiety Disorder Causes and Dual Diagnosis

The exact cause of anxiety disorders is not known, but chemical imbalances may have a role to play, just like they play a role in other diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes.

Because drug addiction affects the chemical balance of the body, taking drugs for even a short period of time has the potential of bringing about an anxiety disorder, even in a person who has no history of mental illnesses. It is important to receive Dual Diagnosis treatment to determine the root cause of the symptoms of anxiety disorder, otherwise, you may go through treatment that is centered on treating the wrong disease. There are other factors that can influence anxiety disorders as well, such as genetics, environmental factors or traumatic events.

Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis in Drug Rehab

Although the cause of anxiety disorders has not yet been determined, there has been a great deal of progress toward this goal in recent years, and improved treatments have been developed for people with many types of mental illnesses.[i] Although drug addiction co-occurring with an anxiety disorder can be difficult to diagnose, it is not impossible to do so, and it simply takes the dedication, knowledge and experience of a seasoned professional, like those at The Canyon.

Sometimes, drug addiction can be a large factor influencing the onset of an anxiety disorder, or it can be a small one. Regardless, if you suffer from drug addiction and the symptoms of anxiety disorder, then you need to seek Dual Diagnosis treatment. Without this valuable treatment, the root cause of your anxiety disorder might be misdiagnosed, leading to further problems in your journey. Some of the treatments used to help patients with anxiety disorder co-occurring with drug addiction include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), dietary changes, medication and psychotherapy; all of which are offered and used at The Canyon.[ii]

Anxiety Disorder Treatment at The Canyon

At The Canyon, we understand how hard it is to be addicted to drugs and suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Our seasoned professionals can help discover the root cause of your illnesses, and will work with you to form a custom-tailored plan of recovery that will help you break your addiction and treat your anxiety disorder.

With help from The Canyon, you’ll soon be free from your illnesses and back to a normal, healthy life. Please call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline now to speak to a knowledgeable admissions coordinator about how to begin your journey free from the control of anxiety and drug addiction.




Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team