Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
A range of emotions can come about during addiction and during the process of getting sober. Drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc on the body, mind, and soul. Whether you are consuming copious amounts of mind-altering substances or are trying to be abstinent from them, your emotional state can be altered into feelings that you may not know how to control.
Anger is often one of those emotions that could become part of your daily life in addiction. Most people have to be pretty badly mangled before they will get sober and even then, they still are not willing to do what it takes to stay sober. This is when anger can be provoked and get the best of you because you do not want to give up what has helped you cope for so long. Inevitably this can lead to a state of anger which is a dangerous place to be.
Not being able to control your emotional state, means that you will not have a solid footing in your recovery. This does not mean that you will not have emotions that go up and down from time to time when you are sober. This simply means that if your anger is prevalent in your life, eventually your anger could lead you to pick up a drink or drug to take away the rage. To prevent a relapse, use your recovery tools to work out the anger you are feeling so that you can move forward. Transforming your mental state into something more positive can keep you out of danger and keep you sober.
If anger can lead to a relapse, then there is a good possibility that you could fall into the danger of finding yourself incarcerated, in the hospital, or worse, six feet under. Even if you dry out from drug and alcohol addiction for a time, you will get worse, not better. Addiction is progressive, so once you start back up drinking and using, you are in danger of losing your inhibitions. You could attempt something illegal, threatening, or injurious in your state of ill-temper. If you want to live a productive life, remain sober so that your fury can be manageable alongside your recovery.
When you stop drinking and using, this does not automatically mean you will stop being angry. Like everything else, you have to put effort into making changes that are beneficial to your recovery. Be kind to yourself and use your tools to help you understand why you are angry and what you can do to curb it ongoing.
We deal with the mind, body, and soul here at Valiant Living. We offer a full range of recovery and mental health services. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today to start your journey: 303-536-5463