A recent blog titled “Anxiety, Benzodiazepines and Addictions” suggests anxiety may result from a variety of molecular imbalances affecting the brain.
As I alluded to in earlier writings, anxiety is a biochemical problem, resulting from various molecular imbalances affecting the brain; furthermore, the underlying problem is never based on a shortage of pharmaceutical drugs. Identifying molecular imbalances takes careful investigation and/or testing.
If ever there was a recipe for anxious, unstable moods, the American Junk food diet is it! Do we seriously believe we can scavenge enough from fast food, and foods in boxes and cans to function optimally? Most Americans keep their cars loaded with gas, but their brains are limping along, devoid of steady supply of nutrients and glucose fuel.
For Starters - Fatigue, Irritability, and Anxiety
Do you cherish a pot of coffee? Do you punctuate your day with a soda, which combines a sugar blast with a caffeine fix? You are not alone, and you may have discovered that caffeine shoots your blood sugar up like a rocket, giving you a temporary blast of energy. It is not unusual to find clients recovering from chemical addictions caught in this cycle.
The Problem With Benzodiazepines
In the treatment of alcoholism and addictions, anxiety is often a coexisting problem. Left untreated, chances for relapse are high. Awareness of this problem has led many dual diagnosis treatment centers to prescribe anti-anxiety pills (i.e., the benzodiazepines) to help ease the tension of anxious clients.