Sober House Calls

Approaches & Services: Anger Management

This process is geared towards achieving self-control over thoughts and actions. Clients will learn to develop:

• Strategies to effectively manage destructive thinking
• Methods to positively address hostility
• Preparation for events that trigger anger
• An awareness of the negative consequences of inappropriate outbursts
• An understanding of anger as the result of how one thinks about an event, rather than the event itself
• Communication skills and conflict resolution skills
• Relaxation techniques to release emotional tension
• Strategies for addressing irrational beliefs and inflammatory thinking

When faced with anger, people often choose not to cope with it, but turn to substance abuse instead. Clients who seek recovery can no longer turn to drugs and alcohol as an escape. Anger management counseling illuminates an understanding of how anger can lead to relapse.