Anger is a basic, healthy human emotion and an unavoidable part of life. To express occasional anger is normal and even necessary. When that anger negatively impacts a person’s relationships and drives them toward destructive and dangerous behavior including drug and alcohol abuse, it’s time to seek professional help in the form of substance abuse rehab and mental health treatment.
Take Control with an Anger Management Treatment Plan
Treatment for anger issues helps patients manage and direct their anger in a healthy way in order to restore their quality of life and mental health. While we do not have a separate anger management program, our focus is on behavioral health and part of our mental health care in South Florida includes helping patients get healthy control over their lives. Chronic anger is one of the many conditions that we see patients struggling with. The internalization of anger can lead to hostility and depression; both of which can result in substance abuse. At the Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we administer a professional dual diagnosis treatment plan to treat both conditions simultaneously. This includes:
- Group and individual counseling
- Meditation and breathing exercises
- Mental health education and awareness
- A clear and realistic behavioral plan for the future
Our South Florida detox center helps individuals not only overcome their addiction problems but also develop coping methods and stress management skills. Patients will learn how to control and appropriately process their anger without engaging in extreme behavior. Self-awareness is key in this process, as it allows patients to honestly account for how their anger has controlled their attitude and actions.
Why You Need Anger Management Treatment
When a person can’t control their anger, they pose a great danger to themselves and those around them. In addition to some of the long-term physical dangers of untreated chronic anger, such as high blood pressure, ulcers, and increased heart rate, it can also lead to:
- Incarceration or legal problems
- Assault and physical danger
- The deterioration of social and professional relationships
- The development of a drug or alcohol problem
Uncontrolled anger can be a threat to an individual’s overall mental health like depression, anxiety, and addiction. What began as cantankerous behavior could also lead to a drinking problem, legal issues, and relationship troubles. Soon your anger could require the need for an alcohol detox, mental health care, anger management classes, therapy, and serious self-reflection. We are ready to help patients explore the roots of their anger disorders and teach them rational, constructive, and realistic ways to channel their emotions through anger treatment.
The people who are most often affected by an individual’s chronic anger are friends and loved ones who often ignore or hide the pain that their loved one is causing in an effort to maintain a false sense of harmony in the relationship. Don’t ignore this problem any longer; try to get your loved one help. If you are struggling yourself, start taking control of your anger and addiction issues by contacting our rehab centers in Palm Beach.