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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.


What conditions do severe anger issues indicate?

Anger and addiction may be closely related in several ways, including self-medicating problems, triggers, co-occurring disorders, impulsive behavior, and withdrawal. In addition, severe anger issues can indicate a complex and multifaceted relationship with various psychological conditions that require mental health treatment. According to a 2016 article in Clinical Psychology Review, anger issues are commonly present in five specific psychological conditions: intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. Mental health professionals often consider the presence of anger issues as a significant factor when diagnosing these conditions, highlighting the importance of addressing and understanding the connection between anger and addiction in a holistic manner.


Why might someone choose inpatient or outpatient rehab for anger management treatment?

When considering options for anger management treatment, individuals may choose inpatient or outpatient rehab based on their specific circumstances and needs. Inpatient treatment offers a supportive environment that focuses solely on self-improvement and well-being. This setting can provide intensive support and supervision, allowing individuals to fully immerse themselves in the therapeutic process. On the other hand, outpatient treatment is often more affordable and flexible, requiring less disruption to daily life. Individuals may opt for outpatient rehab if they need to balance treatment with work, school, or other personal responsibilities. Ultimately, the decision between inpatient and outpatient rehab for anger management treatment is a personal one that depends on factors such as the level of support needed, financial considerations, and lifestyle commitments.


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.

In our Christian anger management groups, clients have the opportunity to explore effective strategies for controlling negative emotions and fostering positive changes essential for cultivating healthier lifestyles. Throughout our sessions, individuals will acquire a diverse set of anger management skills, which encompass:

- Identifying triggers that incite anger

- Enhancing communication abilities to express emotions effectively

- Engaging in relaxation techniques to promote inner peace

- Embracing stress management practices for overall well-being

- Implementing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for reframing thoughts

- Embracing physical activity and exercise as outlets for emotional release

- Plus much more.

Our focus on Christian principles underscores the importance of holistic healing and personal growth, providing a supportive environment for individuals seeking to navigate and overcome challenges related to anger management.

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.