Giving up alcohol due to anxiety is achievable by:
How To Give Up Alcohol Because Of Anxiety
The process of giving up alcohol due to anxiety includes:
Precautions to consider when quitting alcohol due to anxiety are:
How Alcohol Causes Anxiety
Heavy drinking depletes levels of GABA receptors, which increases stimulation in the brain, causing panic attacks in 40% .
Hangxiety occurs after a short-term period of drinking alcohol and affects either episodic or social drinkers.
Hangxiety is a form of acute withdrawal where anxiety symptoms such as guilt, worry or shame are experienced shortly after drinking alcohol, as opposed to chronic drinkers experiencing anxiety before.
Anxiety Before Drinking vs. Anxiety After Drinking
Precursors in mindset in anxiety before drinking (chronic alcoholism) are:
Precursors in mindset in anxiety after drinking (episodic) are:
Causal issues in anxiety before drinking (chronic alcoholism) are:
Causal issues in anxiety after drinking (episodic) are:
Physical symptoms of anxiety before (chronic alcoholism) are:
Physical symptoms of anxiety after drinking (episodic) are:
Emotional symptoms of anxiety before drinking (chronic alcoholism) are:
Emotional symptoms of anxiety after drinking (episodic) are:
Mindset And Motivation
The mindset of those experiencing anxiety before consumption is that of a chronic alcoholic, who has developed a chemical dependence on alcohol.
40% of chronic alcoholics suffer from panic attacks due to anxiety as a result of drinking .
The mindset of those experiencing anxiety after consumption is that of a social or moderate drinker.
Instead of being motivated by alcohol itself, they are motivated to use alcohol to reduce social anxiety, stress or social expectations of drinking alcohol.
Reasons For Giving Up Alcohol
Those who experience anxiety before alcohol is attempting to reduce long-term background anxiety secondary to chronic alcoholism.
Those who experience anxiety after alcohol want to give up due to shame and embarrassment.
Hanxiety (Short Term Episodic Drinking)
Giving Up Alcohol Due To Anxiety (Chronic)
Anxiety BEFORE drinking
Anxiety AFTER drinking
Giving Up Alcohol Due To Anxiety - The Numbers
55% of those in recovery require support for anxiety or other mental health disorders .
60.7% of women experience comorbid anxiety and alcohol use disorder, higher than 35.8% in men .
80% of those not seeking help for alcohol abuse are white males, with 65% of those also meeting the criteria for anxiety disorder. This suggests a correlation between the avoidance of recovery and the incidence of anxiety symptoms .
84.6% of women experienced a 1-4 scaled reduction in anxiety after music therapy .
Those giving up alcohol due to anxiety also have:
Motivators In Giving Up Alcohol Due To Anxiety
Motivators for giving up alcohol due to anxiety are:
Side Benefits After Giving Up Alcohol Due To Anxiety
Side benefits for those who give up alcohol due to anxiety before drinking (chronic alcoholism) are:
Side benefits for those who give up alcohol due to anxiety after drinking (episodic) are:
What Giving Up Alcohol Due to Anxiety Doesn't Fix
When Anxiety Doesn't Reduce After Quitting Drinking
Anxiety may not reduce after stopping drinking due to:
Experiencing anxiety after quitting alcohol is not a reason to go back to alcoholism.
While alcohol provides short-term relief for anxiety, it will exacerbate it long-term.
To deal with anxiety without a coping mechanism, consider addressing the underlying causes via:
When Giving Up Alcohol Due To Anxiety Is NOT Useful
Giving up alcohol due to anxiety is not useful when: