Panic Disorder Treatment
It is tough enough to be addicted to drugs or alcohol, but to struggle with panic disorder on top of that could be difficult. Sometimes, people might use drugs or alcohol to try to self-medicate the panic attacks, but that usually makes the problem worse. New Creation offers you a healthier Christian treatment program for panic disorder.
What is Panic Disorder?
A panic disorder is a condition characterized by sudden, unexplainable attacks of extreme fear. These episodes typically last for about 10 minutes, although they could last for more or less time.
The severe apprehension felt while under attack often is exaggerated for the amount of danger actually present. Furthermore, panic episodes often occur at inconvenient times that can put your life at risk. For instance, you might experience difficulty breathing or notice your heart is racing while you drive.
Avoiding places where you last had a panic attack also is another indicator of having a panic disorder. For instance, maybe you had an episode while trying to check out at a grocery store. Then, you decide you do not want to return to that store because you feel embarrassed or might be afraid it will happen again.
Additional signs of a panic disorder include as follows:
- Body numbing or tingling
- Dissociation from your surroundings
A Course of Action Against Panic Attacks
It is highly possible for you to live a normal life even if you struggle with panic disorder. It starts with discovering that this is a treatable mental health condition. With the right combination of treatment to help you overcome substance abuse addiction, you can also experience relief from panic disorder.
The typical treatment path for anyone struggling with panic disorder usually is professional counseling and medication. However, you might also consider other types of treatment that help keep you calm without using prescription drugs if you are concerned about becoming dependent on medication.
In any case, New Creation provides a safe, faith-based treatment facility for you to achieve sobriety and recover from the effects of panic disorder. You first will detox from any prescription or illicit drugs and help you safely withdraw from alcohol. Then, we will carefully assess you and design for you a personalized Christian panic disorder treatment program that helps you face your fears directly without drinking or using drugs.
Further Exploration of Panic Disorder Therapy
New Creation staff is happy to answer all questions you have about a possible dual diagnosis of panic disorder and substance abuse. In addition, we will make sure you have an understanding of the panic disorder treatment options available to you.
For instance, we provide you with the option of staying on site with us as a resident. This might include partial hospitalization, and your panic disorder treatment plan will be combined with your detox plan. It also includes behavioral therapy that helps you change the way you think, act and react. In the process, you will become better equipped for life as you return to your job, your home and your friends.
If you have a job but still think you could benefit from treatment of panic disorder, we also have outpatient resources. These programs typically run about three days per week and include an individual and group treatment plan for panic disorder while allowing you to earn money and stay at your home.
Benefits of New Creation Panic Disorder Treatment Centers
We offer a well-rounded panic disorder treatment plan in a highly secure environment. This atmosphere is conducive to confidential sharing among others who have overcome the same issues you have. Moreover, we have an experienced, licensed medical and therapeutic staff who offers knowledge and compassion to sufferers of panic disorders. We are with you every step of the way on your recovery journey.