Addiction can cause anxiety in some individuals. Substance abuse can interfere with the body’s natural stress response, leading to increased feelings of anxiety and sometimes even panic attacks. Additionally, many individuals with addiction may experience anxiety related to the fear of withdrawal symptoms, the impact of their addiction on their relationships and job, and the uncertainty of their future. In some cases, individuals may turn to substances as a way to self-medicate for their anxiety, which can perpetuate the cycle of addiction. Therefore, it’s essential to address both addiction and any underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety, in order to achieve successful recovery.