If you're looking for some free help and great resources, here is the best available. Anger addiction is a serious problem, and you have what it takes to solve it.
First, you have to know what it is...so we'll start there. Then you'll learn about all of the great anger management resources that are right here at your fingertips.
After that, we'll look at the difference between anger and rage addiction, in case you are wondering about that.
Okay, let's understand this problem and how it happens, step by step.
As you read this web page, remember that you have a good heart, and that's where your healing comes from.
This is how the addiction gets locked into place. The bad feelings that were there went away! And it all came because you got angry. So it seems to you that having a blowup like that is a good thing. Plus, you justify it in your mind, and believe that you were right to be angry and to do what you did.
This can go on and on, for a very long time. But not without consequences. Anger addiction can lead to:
There are many anger management resources available to you right here on this site! First of all, take a look at this diagram of the addiction cycle with the "breaking points" circled:
The addiction cycle has to be broken for healing to begin. Read a detailed account of how to break the cycle here.
This type of problem is like a strong weed growing in the garden of your emotions, and it has to be pulled up by its roots--so that it doesn't just keep coming back. What that means is that we have to get to the story behind your anger, and find out all of the reasons it is there. That's what you'll be able to do with the audio program, Anger: Deal With It Before It Deals With You.
Learn more, by reading what Wikipedia has to say about the term rageaholic.
I hope this clears some things up for you. The main thing to consider here is that you are your own best anger management resource.
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