Some anxiety is common to most women. This is seen in early recovery.

However other anxiety disorders need particular assessment and treatment such as social phobia ( a fear of appearing or speaking in front of groups) Panic disorder which is recurrent panic attacks that usually last a few hours, cause great fear and make it hard to breathe. Postraumatic stress disorders which cause recurrent nightmares, anxiety, depression and the experience of reliving the traumatic issue.

It is very important in the program for such issues to be carefully assessed and appropriate treatment planning taking such disorders into account.