Christian Anger Management Groups
Our emotions go hand-in-hand with our actions, which is why we strongly believe that managing anger is an important aspect of the recovery process. Our Christian anger management groups are designed to help clients understand the sources and severity of their anger as well as develop effective coping methods that won’t interfere with their sobriety. Our therapists and clinicians help patients redirect the focus from how something or someone hurt them to how to forgive and what can be learned from the situation. The principles of our rehab for anger management are based on Ephesians 4:26: “’ In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” If you or someone you care about is struggling with anger in recovery, our Christian-based rehab is here to help.
Anger and Addiction
Anger is a natural emotion that everyone experiences – even Jesus was angry every once in a while! But it’s what we do with our anger that makes all the difference. We can take the time to understand the source of our anger and gauge a healthy reaction, or we can give in to it and risk making an irreversible mistake, such as substance abuse.
Addiction and anger can be closely related in several ways, including:
- Self-medicating problems: Many people who struggle with anger issues turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate and cope with their emotions. While substance abuse can provide temporary relief from how the individual is feeling, it can eventually worsen these emotions and lead to a cycle of addiction.
- Triggers: Anger may also trigger drug-taking behaviors. For instance, someone in recovery who is unable to manage their anger may relapse and turn to drugs or alcohol to cope when they feel triggered. This can also lead to a pattern of substance abuse that’s linked to one particular emotion.
- Co-occurring disorders: Anger and addiction may also occur alongside mental illness, including disorders like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. These disorders can fuel each other and create a cycle of negative emotions and addictive behaviors.
- Impulsive behavior: People who struggle with anger issues are more likely to engage in impulsive behaviors, including substance abuse. They may be more likely to act on impulse without considering the long-term consequences of their behavior because they don’t know how to stop and process what they’re feeling.
- Withdrawal: Anger can also be a symptom of withdrawal, which is when someone tries to quit using drugs or alcohol. During medical detox, the individual may experience intense feelings of anger or irritability as their body adjusts to the absence of these substances.
It’s also worth noting that while there may be a link between anger and substance abuse, not all individuals who struggle with anger will develop an addiction, and not everyone who struggles with addiction has anger problems. What’s more, various factors may contribute to both anger and addiction, and the relationship between the two can be complex and multifaceted.
Our Anger Management Rehab
Anger management in recovery is an important component of drug and alcohol treatment because anger can be a trigger for relapse, thus, interfering with a person’s ability to sustain their sobriety. Our Christian anger management groups allow clients to learn effective ways to control negative emotions and create the changes that are needed for healthier lifestyles.
In our groups, clients will develop a variety of anger management skills, including:
- Identifying triggers
- Improving communication skills
- Practicing relaxation techniques
- Stress management
- Using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques
- Utilizing exercise and physical activity
- & More
Additionally, since we are a Christian drug rehab, we also believe in the power of faith in healing from something as challenging as addiction. For this reason, we also incorporate Bible studies, devotionals, and other faith-based tools in our groups to support clients in their recovery.
Connecting to God during addiction recovery allows us to find purpose during the journey and to gain a new perspective on life. Because it takes time to heal and move forward, we make sure that every patient is ready to handle the real world once treatment is completed.
If you are suffering from any form of substance abuse, there is a way out. Faith in Recovery can help you overcome addiction and establish a happy and healthy lifestyle. Contact us today for more information about our rehab for anger management or other options for Christ-centered addiction treatment.