Hyper-anxiety in early sobriety: Psychopharmacological treatment strategies

Academic Article


  • The importance of recognizing and treating anxiety disorders that co-occur with alcohol use disorders should not be underestimated, whether the anxiety is state (a transient condition) or trait (a chronic disorder). This article will discuss hyper-anxiety, a term the authors use to describe the uncomfortable, excessively anxious state that contributes to relapse. In addition, psychopharmacological strategies for relief of hyper-anxiety are suggested, and implications for recovery are discussed.
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    Author List

  • McGuiness TM; Fogger SA
  • Start Page

  • 22
  • End Page

  • 27
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 1