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Anger Management During Recovery

How Managing Your Anger Can Aid in Addiction Recovery


Anger is a natural feeling that everyone experiences from time to time. However, for some people it can trigger substance abuse. One of the important aspects of comprehensive rehab is to address the issues driving drug and/or alcohol use. In many cases, anger is reported to be one of the main reasons people turn to substance use but where does anger come from? Here we take a look at the roots of anger and how they can be addressed to allow for a healthy recovery from addiction.

Keeping a Healthy Mind during Recovery

Generally speaking, anger is considered to indicate one of the following:

  • Your essential self needs something it can’t have
  • Something your essential self can’t tolerate is present

In other words, it is your body telling you that you are angry until you address the problem that is causing it. The responses to anger are either to move towards something more positive or further away from something uncomfortable.


Naturally, there are different levels of anger depending on the circumstances. Some people develop anger over a period of time, perhaps where they have felt something unjust has happened to them. Repressing anger is extremely unhealthy and often the reason people turn to substance abuse.


Because addiction is a relapsing illness, it is important that individuals in recovery continue to receive effective therapy for the areas they need support in. In the cases of a person who struggles to deal with feelings of anger, anger management therapy is suggested.

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CASA Recovery offers programs that are tailored to your personal needs, after a thorough evaluation and assessment of your case. We promote practices that allow you to develop healthy habits for recovery from addiction including anger management. If you are seeking rehab treatment in Orange County, CA, contact CASA Recovery to find out more about our exclusive addiction recovery program in San Juan Capistrano, CA.


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