Anxiety and substance use disorder comorbidity: Prevalence, explanatory models and treatment implications
K Wyman, DJ Castle
Journal of Dual Diagnosis | Published : 2006
The co-occurrence of substance use disorders (SUD) and anxiety disorders has been the subject of a substantial amount of research, primarily focused on examining how, why, and to what extent these disorders co-occur. This article reviews this literature, specifically examining the prevalence and explanatory models of comorbid anxiety and substance use disorders (A&SUD), the effect of comorbidity on individual treatments for SUD or anxiety disorders, and the treatments designed and evaluated for A&SUD. Informed by the empirical data, approaches to treatment planning that address the needs of people with A&SUD are identified. ©2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.