February 16, 2017
So why am I angry? Many use anger to protect themselves when feeling afraid, hungry, lonely, hopeless, tired, depressed, anxious, insecure, etc.-all of which are very common relapse triggers. The first thing to ask yourself if you are habitually angry is, "Am I really feeling one of those emotions, and is that why I'm feeling angry?" If you can identify the true, primary emotion, for example, anxiety, you can then work on finding a solution. In this case, a visit to your physician to discuss appropriate medication, for some, may be in order. A discussion with a counselor to learn to practice new ways of thinking in order to lessen the anxious feelings may also help.