Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Substance Use
Article from Verywell Mind by Deborah R. Glasofer, PhD
From the article:
"While the exact mechanism by which an individual develops co-occurring generalized anxiety and substance use disorders remains unclear, self-medication is thought to play an important role. When an individual decides independently to use a substance to soothe or manage a particular symptom, it is referred to as “self-medicating.”
This article explains the relationship between generalized anxiety disorder and substance use.