A great way to stay sober is to practice anger management. One of the quickest ways back to the bottle, cigarette or other substance is the inability to control your emotions. Many people self-medicate with substances as a bandage for emotional spills.
Anger management means keeping your feelings in check when it comes to work and your personal relationships. In the office, you must get along with other people and learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and effectively. You must put your emotions in check so others will respect you and so you can make decisions with a level head.
Your family will also respect you if your emotions are in check. If you have a bad day at the office, it is a good idea to diffuse the stress with exercise or some other form of personal time before you enter your home. You just need to remember that your family is the most important foundation that you have in your life and you must make an effort to practice anger management to protect them.
Those who practice anger management will often find that they are able to live a balanced life and be free from substance use or abuse. Many people who are sober will say sobriety was the best thing that ever happened to them and how much they enjoy life without substances. Many people in recovery will also tell you that anger management is a secret ingredient to staying clean and sober. It is well worth the rewards when you can keep negative emotions in check.
Dusty Lindemann writes for http://substanceabusevideos.com … If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, please visit a treatment center today.
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