The process of recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be an emotional rollercoaster, with tremendous highs and crushing lows, and feelings that cover the spectrum from joy to anger to despair. And for too many people, their approach to dealing with those emotions is to keep them bottled up inside. While the person may look like they are doing alright, the truth is they are ready to explode. We see this frequently at our Sacramento addiction recovery center.
Cracking Open the Pressure Cooker
Finding ways to safely decompress is key to preventing the negative emotional and physical fallout of a massive eruption, including a return to using. Here are some healthy ways to release pent-up emotions and keep your recovery on track.