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The Ache of Anxiety – The connections between anxiety disorders and drug abuse

The Ache of Anxiety – The connections between anxiety disorders and drug abuse

Pressure on the chest. Heartbeats heard in the ears. A cold sweat glistening on the forehead. Anxiety disorders, dysfunctions of the fight or flight response, can prove traumatic for people just trying to live their day-to-day lives. The toll this anxiety takes can wear on a person, leading to dysfunctional coping machines such as abusing drugs to the point of addiction. Continue reading