Anger Management Therapy

Anger can be a powerful emotion during addiction and addiction recovery. For some, anger may stem from unresolved trauma, daily stress, or co-occurring mental health disorders. While anger may be a secondary emotion with other feelings beneath it, it can easily take over your life. At TruHealing Riverbend, our dual diagnosis treatment programs provide the mental health support people need for anger management.  

You don’t have to manage anger alone. The team at TruHealing Riverbend is here to help. Our individual treatment programs provide a dual diagnosis for comprehensive mental and emotional health. Call us now at (855) 652-0546 to learn how anger management therapy can help you or a loved one thrive.

Anger Management’s Role in Addiction Treatment

Dual diagnosis treats addiction and mental health at the same time. Co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder are increasingly common among those struggling with addiction. In fact, studies show that at least half of people living with addiction have co-occurring disorders. Mood disorders can make it difficult to understand, manage, and live with difficult emotions, including anger. 

Unfortunately, many people today live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed mood disorder. Others may lack access to comprehensive mental health services. This often leads to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. While alcohol may temporarily relieve symptoms, when it leaves the bloodstream, symptoms return and worsen. 

Everyone’s mental health is different. For some, anger may become a problem while intoxicated. For others, it may affect their lives and the lives of others when drugs or alcohol leave their system. Anger management therapy can help people uncover, understand, and manage root causes of anger. 

How We Approach Anger Management

Anger is the most common emotion connected to substance abuse. For many people living with unresolved trauma, anger can be a hard emotion to feel and witness in others. It can often trigger more substance abuse and reckless behavior while making it harder to stay sober. Anger management therapy can be a safe and effective way to live with anger and understand the experiences and emotions underneath it. Therapists will use different approaches to anger management for each client. Some approaches may include:

  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Exercise
  • Music or art therapy
  • Practicing self-awareness
  • Using humor as a healing device

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most popular tools for anger management. This type of behavioral therapy helps clients balance extreme emotions for a more grounded, less stressful life. We use DBT in various types of therapy, giving clients the confidence they need to experience their own anger and the anger of others. Mindfulness practices like meditation can also help clients understand emotions are fleeting and that anger is not a constant state of being. This can reduce the risk of relapse. 

Dual Diagnosis for Anger Management and Addiction in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Whether you’re looking for dual diagnosis in Jeffersonville or Louisville, the team at TruHealing Riverbend can help. Our therapy programs provide comprehensive support for anger and other difficult emotions. Therapists at TruHealing Riverbend support clients through:

  • Music therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Meditative therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Relapse prevention therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step approaches
  • Alumni program

With accessible outpatient programs, separate men’s and women’s tracks, and sober living options, healing is possible. We’ve worked hard to make treatment accessible, which is why we work with most insurance providers to get you the support you need. 

Start Anger Management Therapy at TruHealing Riverbend Today

Don’t let emotions and addiction control your life. If you or someone you love is struggling with anger and substance abuse, we can help. Call TruHealing Riverbend now at (855) 652-0546 to learn how dual diagnosis treatment can help you thrive.