Anger is an emotion which can have negative consequences in recovery. It takes multiple steps to understanding oneself, what leads to anger and how to work through the process of letting go of anger so as to move on in recovery.
Addiction can have a vice grip on people’s lives, even in recovery. Freedom is based on forgiving others who have done harm. One of the hardest things to do is offer forgiveness to a person or group of people who caused physical, verbal or sexual harm. Lack of forgiveness stems from an unwillingness of a person to let go of a hurt which is holding an individual back. Holding onto anger only hurts the person who refuses to let go.
When a person is unwilling or unable to forgive, holding on can cause serious side effects. The reasons can include the following:
Letting go of anger is a process. Forgiveness is a process. It starts with taking one step first, then the other, and then another step until completion. Begin with the following steps to help get started on the path to letting go.
Letting go is one part of a multi-step process of recovery. Find a supportive community of others to help guide you throughout the recovery journey by calling Hired Power today. We will help you locate the right resources and tools to help you get started.
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