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Anger is an outward, intense emotional response that comes from frustration, malice, provocation, threat, depression or from being or is violated by an external force. Anger is generally a feeling that comes from masking hurt, fear, neglect, and longtime accumulation of hurtful feeling. Physiologically, anger has a dangerous impact on the human body. An anger person experiences increase heartbeat, increase blood pressure, adrenaline pumping through the system, muscle tension, stammering and lack of control. With all this said, anger is the natural way that the body reacts to being threatened.
Suppressed anger is the number one underlying cause of diseases such as depression, anxiety and a host of others that have ruined relationships and lives. Anger is meant to be released as it is the body’s way of warning us of imminent danger, and how we should react in such cases by ‘fight or flight’. When we suppress this anger, there is always a breaking point due to excessive accumulation of provocation.
However, the use of drugs to suppress anger is highly discouraged and not recommended by physicians. Anger and drugs is a nightmare waiting to be awoken. Though there are many drugs to curb anger, they all have side and long-term negative effect on the patient. These drugs used to suppress anger causes rage, which is a symptom when the drugs attack the brain causing the person to be aggressive and a danger to themselves and their immediate environments.
Some drugs such as statins have been discovered to increase the rate of rage in women by altering their moods making them more aggressive, suicidal, and homicidal rather than calming them down. The drug statins are usually prescribed to women with high cholesterol. Other drugs like birth control pill, asthma drugs were found to harbor a more sinister danger by making you more aggressive, violently jealous and suicidal.
Feelings of anger have been linked to withdrawal symptoms amongst drug addicts. A study has shown that addicts who turn to drugs and alcohol rather than express their anger and rage are heading for a cycle of boundless destruction. Using drugs to suppress rage only makes you more aggressive when provokes which can cause physical reactions such as kicking, punching, and bouts of violence and becoming emotional blackmailers to loved ones and family
Fatigue and chronic pain are some signs of drug suppressed rage.
This is because these drugs calm you by continually forcing yourself to bottle up negative anger and angry situation. This is known as suppression or forceful prevention. Such cases have a negative impact on our digestive system, our heart and other vital organs of the body.
So when provoked to anger, practice breathing exercises or get yourself into an anger management program to be a better person.
If you or a loved one is struggling with anger, Valley Spring can help you get connected with some of the best anger management professionals in the industry. If someone you love is also struggling with addiction, Valley Spring can also help to connect them to recovery services and quality sober living in NYC. To learn more general information feel free to read up about sober living here. And if you’re eager to read more articles related to addiction and recovery, feel free to read our previous post about being there for friends who suffer from addiction.