Stress is a known factor in the risk of both addiction and relapse. The link between stress and addiction has been the subject of many studies. Stress is not easy for some people to handle in a healthy way. Promises Behavioral Health professionals recognize how stress potentially contributes to your addiction. Discover how to cope with stress, and live your life free of drugs, including alcohol. To learn more about how to manage your stress and addiction, contact Promises Behavioral Health today at . Stress as a Risk Factor for Addiction Stress is a normal part of life, yet it is not always unhealthy.\u00a0The American Psychological Association (APA)\u00a0reveals some facts about stress, including: \tNearly 75 percent of adults reveal that they experience physical or psychological symptoms related to stress \tAlmost 50 percent of adults indicate that they have laid awake at night at least once in the previous month because of stress \tStress becomes unhealthy when it affects your daily functioning \tMany adults wish that they had more emotional support The author of an article originally appearing in the\u00a0Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and now appearing on the\u00a0National Institutes of Health (NIH)\u00a0site explains that stress is a \u2018well-known risk factor.\u2019 This factor can potentially lead to a vulnerability that ultimately results in addiction or addiction relapse. It is essential to recognize that the link between stress and addiction involves what is perceived as the effects of negative affect, or distress, and not the \u2018good\u2019 stress. Did stress lead you to turn to alcohol, opioids, cocaine, heroin, or other drugs? Promises Behavioral Health offers a variety of\u00a0addiction therapy programs\u00a0that help you get on the path to recovery. Understanding Stress and Addiction Stress that leads to substance abuse and addiction does not always occur because of current life situations.\u00a0A\u00a0Psychology Today\u00a0contributor explains that stress related to issues such as\u00a0childhood trauma, family dysfunction, or other problems\u00a0related to adversity earlier in life sometimes leads to stress and addiction later in life. The event or situation itself does not cause stress. It is how you cope with it. Multiple studies show a correlation between chronic stress and the motivation to drink alcohol or use drugs. The\u00a0National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)\u00a0explains that cocaine use disorders frequently occur along with stress disorders. Stress is also a potential factor in cocaine use relapse. Similarly,\u00a0authors of another article\u00a0originally appearing in\u00a0Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, looked at the effects of stress on alcohol use. Although it is typically recognized that stress increases drinking, the authors discussed the effects of stress and addiction, particularly stress and alcohol consumption on the brain. The Promises Behavioral Health team understands that addiction is a disease and not a lack of willpower and that you cannot just \u2018snap out of it\u2019 as some people likely tell you to do. Getting Treatment at Promises Behavioral Health Treating stress and addiction requires a comprehensive treatment plan that treats you as a whole person. It should not just treat the addiction or just stress. In these cases, we recommend dual diagnosis treatment. At Promises Behavioral Health, we offer a wide range of addiction treatment programs to help address your addiction. Our treatment programs include: \tAlcohol addiction treatment \tHeroin addiction treatment \tCocaine addiction treatment \tMeth addiction treatment \tOpioid addiction treatment Don't let your life stop because your stress had led to a life-threatening addiction. Get help at Promises Behavioral Health. Treating your addiction and stress will begin with an assessment and development of an individualized treatment plan. Contact us at today, and discover how to live a healthy lifestyle again.