Dual Diagnosis in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A study some years ago concerning agoraphobia revealed that while women agoraphobes were more likely to give in to their problem, remain trapped in their homes by their phobia, or seek professional help to combat it, more men were likely to try to tough it out… with a little “liquid help.” That assistance — perhaps a shot of vodka in their morning OJ, perhaps a two-martini lunch, perhaps a bottle of bourbon discreetly tucked away in a desk drawer — dulled the rampant anxiety that marks agoraphobia and made it possible for these men to go to work, get through the day, and not reveal to the world the absolute terror that at times threatened to keep them locked up in the house, cowering and quivering.
You see, it was considered all right for women — who for many centuries had been unfairly branded “the weaker sex” — to give in to their fears and stay at home. But men had to live up to the “macho” model. So staying home or even visiting a therapist were not seen as available options by many male agoraphobes.
Is it any wonder that alcoholism was for a long time seen as predominantly a male problem?
Of course there are both male and female agoraphobes and both male and female alcoholics — as well as drug abusers.
Nor is agoraphobia the only emotional condition that some people try to mask or cope with by abusing alcohol, drugs, or both. Other phobias and generalized anxiety, panic attacks not necessarily associated with agoraphobia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”), and schizophrenia are among the disorders people try to mask, control, or otherwise deal with with the help of drugs or alcohol.
Are we talking about you?
If you fit into, or suspect you fit into, the “dual diagnosis” category, and you’re ready to get off the not-so-merry merry-go-round, get yourself into a treatment center that is staffed with people who can help with a dual diagnosis.
We are Satori Waters, and we have on staff the appropriate personnel to help individuals who are plagued by a substance addiction and have an issue with either anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, or some other emotional problem.
Whether your problem is panic attacks, free-floating anxiety, phobias, depression, or another emotional problem, and whether your substance abuse issue is with alcohol, drugs, or both, and whether your substance abuse precipitated your emotional problems, or the other way around, we can help.
Let our trained staffers, including therapists, counsellors, and others, who specialize in dual diagnoses, help you turn your life around.
Yes, you can walk in life’s sunshine again.
Our website is http://satoriwaters.com/ and our phone is 855-9SATORI. Call us now.