Anxiety Treatment

Experience evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and anxiety disorders.

Introduction to Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Anxiety disorders are one of the most commonly occurring psychiatric illnesses in the United States. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, it is estimated that over 30% of adults in the US will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder over the course of their lifetime. Research¹ also indicates that women are more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder (24 % versus 14%, respectively). Feelings of anxiety exist on a spectrum and can range from very mild to extremely severe.

While it is not uncommon for most individuals to experience some anxiety under a particularly stressful situation, an anxiety disorder is diagnosed when the level of anxiety becomes persistent, pervasive, and disruptive to an individual’s daily functioning. When anxiety symptoms become severe, some individuals may use drugs or alcohol to help manage their symptoms.

At Hammocks on the Edisto, we are a women’s anxiety treatment center in South Carolina. If you or a loved one is self-medicating your anxiety with drugs and/or alcohol, let our mental health treatment program help! For more information on addiction and anxiety treatment, please call us today at 833.793.0191.

Anxiety and Substance Use

Increasingly, research is focusing on the co-occurrence of anxiety disorders and addiction. While it is difficult to ascertain whether anxiety leads to alcohol and drug use, or vice versa, there are three ways² that these disorders are thought to interact.

  1. Self-medication, in which a person may use alcohol and or drugs to manage anxiety symptoms
  2. The anxiety disorder is substance-induced, meaning it occurs after the use/ingestion of drugs or alcohol
  3. A genetic predisposition or sensitivity to both anxiety and addiction.

At Hammocks on the Edisto, our focus is on teaching women about addiction and supporting them in recovery while also addressing their anxiety when the two disorders interact.

Our medical staff can review non-addictive medication alternatives with the residents, while our clinical staff, wellness coach, and yoga therapist can all work with residents on finding long term, non-pharmacologic alternatives to cope with and manage their anxiety symptoms (such as yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction, breathwork, and CBT).

To help our residents wind down after a long day, we encourage healthy sleep hygiene practices, starting with participation in our evening tea time. Residents choose from a variety of locally-sourced tea varieties from the Charleston Tea Garden and local kinds of honey from Bee City. As they enjoy their caffeine-free, herbal tea before bedtime, it is an ideal opportunity to chat and mingle with fellow residents.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition (DSM-V) describes anxiety disorders as having a common set of symptoms that are experienced both emotionally and physically. The emotional symptoms may include excessive fear, worry, apprehension, irritability, dread, or jumpiness. The physical symptoms may include a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweat, fatigue, insomnia, headache, or upset stomach. Individuals may experience some or even all of these symptoms, depending on the nature and severity of their anxiety. The DSM-V also identifies a number of types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social phobia (social anxiety disorder)
  • Specific phobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

At our holistic anxiety treatment in South Carolina, we will work with you to identify how your anxiety may be related to or contributing to your drug and alcohol addiction. Our clinical team utilizes cognitive processing therapy as one of our treatment approaches to help reduce symptoms of PTSD for women who have survived traumatic events.

Insurance Can Help Cover up to 100% of the cost of treatment

We Accept Most Major Insurance

Hammocks Recovery is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Contact us today to find out if your insurance will help cover many of the costs associated with treatment at our program.

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Women's Stories of Hope

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

The most incredible treatment facility ever! They offer a holistic approach centered in therapy, science, and female empowerment. Eric, Sarah, Jonas, Katie, and all of the other staff offer a level of compassion that I’ve never seen before in any treatment facility. And that says a lot coming from a child of two addicts who have been in and out of facilities my entire life. They are always available and respond quickly to any questions or discussions you may bring up. The family groups were amazing and I miss them every week. They truly care and believe that recovery is possible for all!

Rhapsody C.

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

My wife spent a month at the Hammocks and I have nothing but incredible things to say about the facility. The help and therapy she received has truly been life changing for our family. From the day I called to discuss admission, Jonas, the director, made himself immediately available to any questions or concerns I had. Throughout her stay, I participated in multiple family sessions a week with Sarah or Eric who were both excellent. They were kind and accepting, but also thought-provoking and challenging. Not to mention, the whole facility is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend the Hammocks to any family in need of a recovery center.

Erica U.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

As a therapist at Hammocks on the Edisto, I am so proud to be a part of this great team of caring professionals. Being directly involved in the process of change for our clients is a honor. The facility is beautiful and inviting and provides a healthy environment for our residents to thrive. The programming is like nothing I’ve been part of before. From our comprehensive and diverse group sessions, the wellness and yoga component, our individual therapy, medical and nursing care, nutrition and on site chef, and a great team of recovery associates, we collectively provide a great recovery experience.

Eric H.

Hammocks on the Edisto is a dream come true in so many ways. This is a unique place where women can progress on their journey to recovery surrounded by the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry and supported by a team of compassionate expert providers. Offerings beyond talk therapy include yoga, cooking demonstrations, adventures to local parks and beaches, and wellness coaching. The facility is never over crowded and each woman gets lots of personalized care. The healing potential is felt as soon as you drive down the long private driveway to the house. Highly recommend.

Kate A.

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Learn More at Our South Carolina Anxiety Treatment Center

Located just south of Charleston, SC, our women’s anxiety treatment center is ready to help guide you on the path to recovery! For more information on our treatment program for anxiety and addiction, contact us at 833.793.0191.

 

¹ Harvard Medical School, 2007. National Comorbidity Survey (NCS). (2017, August 21). Retrieved from https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/index.php. Data Table 2: 12-month prevalence DSM-IV/WMH-CIDI disorders by sex and cohort.

² Stewart SH, Conrod PJ. Anxiety disorders and substance use disorders comorbidity: common themes and future directions. In: Stewart SH, Conrod PJ, editors. Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders: The Vicious Cycle of Comorbidity. New York: Springer; 2008. pp. 239–257.

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