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Anger Management

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man clenches fist in an anger management therapy sessionAnger is a perfectly normal emotion to feel when someone has been wronged. However, even if anger is a healthy emotion, expressing it in a way that is harmful to one’s self or others is problematic. Anger can increase the risk of addiction, which in turn can worsen anger and may even lead to violent outbursts. If someone is struggling to handle their feelings of anger, it is best to look for therapy programs in PA that can help. 

Gemini Recovery offers a wide variety of programs and therapies, including anger management therapy. Our experienced team knows that learning how to cope with unpleasant emotions, such as anger, is an important skill that has many benefits in relapse prevention and other areas as well. If you or a loved one is struggling with uncontrolled feelings of anger, contact us at 888.341.2524 or reach out online to learn how we can help. 

What Is Anger Management? 

While feeling angry may be normal and sometimes even healthy, dealing with it in a destructive way can be a sign that there is a larger problem. Here are a few signs that indicate that someone may need anger management therapy: 

  • Quickly resorting to anger or violence, even with minimal provocation 
  • Blaming others for outbursts and refusing to take responsibility 
  • Constantly feeling angry, frustrated, or irritated 
  • Being physically aggressive or verbally abusive 
  • Loss of control once anger is provoked 
  • Focusing constantly on negative experiences, thoughts, and emotions 
  • Inability to discuss an issue or constructively express emotions 
  • Regretting things that were done in anger once they have calmed down 

Anger management is a process in which the client is taught how to control their reaction and emotional response to things that trigger their rage. With therapy, they learn to handle stressful situations in a more positive and constructive way.  

It is not uncommon for people with problems controlling their anger to also have problems with substance abuse. Growing up in an angry or violent household is a risk factor for both conditions, which may explain why they often manifest together. Aside from this, issues with anger can also increase the risk of addiction, while having an addiction can worsen and perpetuate anger. Due to this, incorporating anger management therapy into addiction treatment can be greatly beneficial to long-term sobriety. 

The Benefits of an Anger Management Therapy Program 

Anger management therapy helps clients to understand what triggers their anger and how to manage or diffuse it. Participating in anger management therapy can have many benefits, including: 

  • Understanding anger and what causes it, as well as learning the difference between healthy and unhealthy anger
  • Self-awareness, especially about the root cause and triggers of anger
  • Learning effective stress management tips to decrease feelings of being overwhelmed, which then decreases the likelihood of anger
  • Improved communication skills, which can improve both personal and professional relationships
  • Methods to cope with triggers that cause feelings of anger in a healthy and productive way
  • Increased empathy, patience, and understanding of others, which reduces the likelihood of a situation resulting in an episode of anger
  • Learning when and how to take responsibility for negative emotions and the behaviors that they may cause

Anger, when unchecked, can wreak havoc on someone’s life. When aggravated by the presence of an addiction, it can compromise both addiction recovery and anger management. Including an anger management therapy program in addiction treatment is the best way to ensure overall improvement in both conditions. 

Contact Gemini Recovery for Addiction Therapy Programs in PA 

Gemini Recovery offers a comprehensive list of addiction treatment programs and therapies, including anger management therapy. Our experienced and friendly staff work closely with our clients in order to provide the right guidance and support that they need in order to have successful and long-lasting recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with anger and addiction, contact us at 888.341.2524 or reach out online to learn how we can help.