Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder & Addiction

Content Overview: Social anxiety disorder is a mental illness commonly associated with substance abuse. Learn more about the signs of social anxiety, and how South Coast Counseling can help.

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is actually one of the most common mental health disorders known. Also known as SAD, it is sometimes referred to as a social phobia because every day social interactions can cause fear, self-consciousness, anxiety and even embarrassment because you have a fear of being criticized or scrutinized by your peers.

Co-Occurring Disorders We Treat

  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obessesive-Compulsive Personality Disoder
  • Bipolar Disorder (1,2, and Cyclothymic)
  • Chronic Mild Depression/ Dsythmia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Opposistional Defiance Disorder
  • Insomnia Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome

So you can better cope with the problem and attain a higher level of confidence, South Coast Counseling can come up with an effective treatment plan that combines psychological counseling, coping skills and medication so you can improve your social interactions with others and gain confidence at the same time. We work to help you overcome the obstacles and regain control of your life so you can have normal interactions with those around you. Unfortunately, SAD can be a co-occurring disorder that is treated alongside substance abuse. We often see patients with SAD and alcohol abuse or SAD and cocaine addiction.

If you or someone you know is suffering from SAD, it is essential to know that you can overcome the obstacles and regain control of your life. We work to help you be able to communicate with others better and feel more comfortable about yourself. If you have SAD, you should seek treatment so you can have more open communication and a more fulfilling social life.

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SAD is a chronic mental health condition, but through psychological counseling, medication and coping skills you can improve confidence and improve your interaction with others significantly. Often, those who suffer from SAD expect the worst possible consequences from any kind of negative experience in a social situation. You may even avoid situations where you could become the center of attention. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late.

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