Domestic Violence and Addiction (COD Lesson)
Many addicts have problems dealing with anger and expressing it in appropriate ways. Feelings of anger can be linked to relapse because using their drug of choice to mask feelings is often the only way an addict knows how to deal with anger. A person who is unable to express anger in a healthy way may resort to using more drugs or alcohol as a method of coping with these strong feelings, leaving them in an endless, destructive cycle. If you want to achieve abstinence, it is crucial you learn how to manage your anger in a positive way. Filled with current domestic abuse statistics, this lesson explores the link between addiction and domestic violence and explains why change is so difficult. You will learn how to identify the risk factors of domestic aggression and discover how to break this terrible cycle of violence.