Category: Anger

Balance in Life and Recovery

Allowing the Loss

When one transitions from active addiction into recovery there is an amount of loss and gain that is happening. As we allow the loss to take place, we honor all that is lost, make meaning out of the situation, and try …

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Anger in Recovery

Anger in Recovery

Anger is a call to action. Anger can be the entry level emotion to other underlying emotional states. No emotion is either good or bad though many interpret Anger as a “negative” emotion. Anger can serve a purpose however over …

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Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS …

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Acceptance

When one enters into recovery we go through a process of grief, not much different than grieving the loss of a loved one. Losing our best friend,  the only coping skill we know, our way of escaping or handling stress, …

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Working Through Anger

Working Through Anger

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”   Mark Twain We all experience anger, and all emotions are valid. The thinking behind the …

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Anger and Blame

Often in my work with addiction at our drug and alcohol treatment center in San Diego, I see clients fall into traps with anger and blame.  Many times people will describe a person or event that “caused” them to drink. …

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