There would not be a single person on this earth who doesn’t get angry. Its very normal to get angry on something which you don’t like or is against you. This is the case with most of the people, not everyone. There are people out there who just can’t control their anger because of their addiction and frustration. It is a very big problem as it can land an addict in great trouble. It not only affects them physically but mentally also, making them restless all the time and putting all their energies into wrong places.
6 Some tips to help reduce an addict’s anger:-
- Think first, act later
- Stop holding grudges
- Think of consequences
- Get it out
- Breathe deeply
Most of the addicts with anger problems do the opposite. They act first and think later on, making all the damage caused by their actions impossible to recover. Addicts, over the time develop problems with their brain chemistry, which makes them vulnerable to wrong decision making.
Stress can cause you to be angry, when otherwise you might not and any addict doesn’t fall out of that category. So, its important that they exercise regularly and curb all those negative emotions out and let the positive things come in. This will definitely make an addict realize the harm, they are doing to their bodies through drugs or alcohol.
Most of the addicts can’t just get over something or someone who has hurt them and keep on using their energies in negative direction. Since, they are always on a high, it gets difficult for them to have a clear understanding of the situation. This triggers a lot of anger, making them become violent.
Just imagine the kind of trouble you can invite for yourself or your loved ones, if you act without thinking, especially if you are an addict. There have been so many cases where addicts have lost their lives, got into clash, injured someone or self just because they were angry for something. It is very important to make the addicts realize the importance of life.
Addicts should learn to get calm and relax, have someone from family or friend sit close to them and say what they didn’t like and what made them angry. Discussion is such a powerful tool by which not only they will get all that anger out of their system, but also realize both parts of the story.
It helps a lot when you are angry, just breathe deeply and focus on the big picture associated with the situation. It is important that we make addicts practice this therapy and also say some soft words again and again, this will help them to calm down and be in peace.