Is it Healthy to Vent Your Anger?

Many people believe that expressing our anger is a healthy way to let it out. Yelling, slamming doors, cursing, or venting to a friend were once thought to be natural and healthy ways to deal with our anger. Likewise, it was thought to be unhealthy to keep our anger inside of us. However, recent research…

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The Toxicity of Resentment

There is something toxic about resentment. When we hang onto our anger, it festers inside of us and comes out in all sorts of negative ways. Many men and women in recovery have had the experience of feeling resentment grow until it reaches a boiling point, causing them to turn to alcohol and drugs as…

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Learning to Respond Rather Than React

As men and women suffering from the disease of addiction, we are well-aware that our gut instinct is not always the right decision. In early sobriety, our emotions are often heightened, and purely emotion-based reactions can often lead to hurting ourselves or others and feeling regret for the way we handled the situation. Instead, we…

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What are Some Tips to Embrace My Inner Child and Have Fun Again?

Self-parenting is a way to celebrate your inner child, away from addiction, trauma, and the pain of what you experienced. Knowing how your inner child feels and speaking into that is vital for maintaining sobriety. Learning how to cope with emotions and feelings as an adult will help tap into your inner child and find…

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Anger Isn’t A Right, It’s A Choice

We say things all the time that we think means we anger is a right. Don’t you think I am justified in being angry? I think I deserve to be a little upset. It is my right to be angry about this. I am entitled to be as angry as I want. In one sense,…

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