Find support for Cocaine and Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that impacts approximately 1 in 6 people every week in England alone. On a global scale, the number of people who experience anxiety is much more considerable, with 284 million recorded cases.

Although treatment for anxiety disorders is widely available via public and private health care providers, it is thought that only 36.9% of those suffering go on to complete treatment.

Sadly, when anxiety is left untreated, a number of other psychological disorders, such as cocaine addictions, can gradually come to impair an individual’s life.

If you find your life crippled by anxiety and have, as a result, turned to substances such as cocaine to alleviate the symptoms you experience, you must take advantage of the professional support and treatment that is available to you.

The Different Types Of Anxiety

Generalised anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic disorders, phobias, and social anxiety disorders are just a few of the types of anxiety disorders known to impair millions of individuals’ lives every day.

Each of the different anxiety disorders come hand-in-hand with various physical and psychological symptoms. Yet, fear, constant worry, racing thoughts, over-thinking and irritability are among the common symptoms encountered when anxiety arises.

As touched on above, treatment is available for anxiety disorders. Up to 24% of individuals are thought to self-medicate with drugs, including cocaine.

The Impact Cocaine Use Has On Anxiety

As the number of individuals self-medicating with cocaine continues to increase, the impact cocaine use has on anxiety has become widely explored.

If you use cocaine to help relieve an anxiety disorder, you may have come to appreciate that cocaine temporarily makes you feel much more alert, enhances your mood and enables you to feel productive.

As a result, you may find yourself consuming larger quantities of cocaine frequently to help you manage your anxiety.

However, it is vital to remember that cocaine is an illegal drug that will harm both your physical and psychological health.  Although you may have overlooked the consequences of cocaine use, cocaine will eventually cause your anxiety disorder to escalate.
Sadly, consuming cocaine to alleviate your anxiety will also put you at risk of developing a cocaine addiction.

Treatment For Cocaine and Anxiety Disorders

If you develop a cocaine addiction and have a pre-existing anxiety disorder, you must secure appropriate treatment.  Although you may believe that simply attending a rehab for cocaine addiction treatment will enable you to overcome your addiction and anxiety disorder, this is sadly not true and dual diagnosis treatment may be required.

Essentially, dual diagnosis treatment combines addiction and mental health treatment to ensure that both disorders can be treated alongside each other.  Failure to complete dual diagnosis treatment will sadly put you at greater risk of relapsing.

If treatment is only administered for a cocaine addiction, it is unlikely that you will come to appreciate how you can manage your anxiety.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment At Asana Lodge

Dual diagnosis treatment at Asana Lodge combines a number of treatments such as detoxification, psychotherapy, well-being therapy and counselling.

When administered, these treatments simultaneously reduce the overall impact of cocaine and anxiety.  These particular treatments also ensure that cocaine and anxiety disorders can be effectively managed.  This is especially vital if a long-term recovery is to be made.

Although we have a wide range of treatments available at Asana Lodge, our dual diagnosis treatments are personalised to the needs of each of our clients.

As a result, it is difficult to ascertain which treatments you are likely to require without discussing your cocaine and anxiety disorder with you.

However, to provide greater insight into our dual diagnosis treatment, we have outlined our treatments for you to review below.


Whilst your body naturally detoxes from cocaine, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms.

However, around the clock care is provided to ensure that our clients remain comfortable at all times.

Therapy For Cocaine and Anxiety Disorders

Therapy at Asana Lodge includes psychotherapy and well-being therapy to treat both the physical and mental impact of cocaine abuse.

Typically, psychotherapy includes cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and Satori Chair Therapy.

These therapies are highly beneficial when considering cocaine and anxiety disorders as they encourage individuals to determine the root cause of their co-occurring disorder.

These particular therapies also stimulate conversations that can help alter thought patterns, reduce anxiety and uncover coping strategies for co-occurring disorders.

Unlike psychotherapy, well-being therapy focuses on helping those with co-occurring cocaine and anxiety disorders cope better through activities such as art therapy and meditation.

In addition to being administered through dual diagnosis treatment, these particular therapies have been known to help our clients well beyond their time in our rehab.

Aftercare Support For Cocaine and Anxiety Disorders

Upon completing dual diagnosis treatment for cocaine and anxiety disorders, we offer each of our clients 12-months of free aftercare support.

Aftercare support at Asana Lodge sees clients join weekly Zoom sessions to stay in touch and keep on track, as well as have access to our counsellors 24/7.

Not only does this provide those recovering from co-occurring cocaine and anxiety disorders to share their recovery, but it enables them to seek support and guidance from our team of professionals.

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If you sadly find yourself struggling with a co-occurring cocaine and anxiety disorder, we can offer you a place at our residential rehab, where you will be able to complete dual diagnosis treatment.

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John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 9 July 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Clinical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 09/02/2022 12:00 am

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures