Anxiety + Substance Use

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This 20 page booklet has been written for people who use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs who are experiencing anxiety. It aims to:
— Help explain why some people feel the way they do
— Give suggestions about things people can do to help manage symptoms of anxiety and substance use.
It includes the following sections:
  • What is anxiety?
  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • How common are anxiety disorders?
  • What causes anxiety?
  • Anxiety and substance use
  • When should I seek help?
  • How are anxiety disorders treated?
  • Tips for staying well
  • Techniques for staying well
  • Where to get help
This booklet is part of a series on mental health and substance use funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Substance use in this booklet refers to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Other booklets in this series include: