Why Are Most Alcoholics So Angry?


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Why Are Most Alcoholics So Angry?

Anger is one of the most common symptoms related to alcoholism. Why are most alcoholics so angry? Well, there are many reasons why. However, before diving deeper into understanding these reasonings, there are a few things you should know. First, alcoholics have no control over their alcohol use. They can’t drink a few drinks and just quit. An addiction is a disease, and alcoholics can’t drink for fun without going overboard.


Now that you know these things, you can see why many alcoholics are angry. If you have developed an addiction to alcohol, be sure to call the alcohol rehab center. You can get the help you need to overcome your anger and addiction. Chapter 5 of the Big Book states, “We asked ourselves why we were so angry. In most cases, it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our relationships (including sex) were hurt or threatened.”

Are you angry about or because of these things?


Many alcoholics have very low self-esteem. They don’t feel good about themselves, and they don’t believe in themselves either. Do you have low self-esteem? Low self-esteem can cause someone to develop an alcoholic lifestyle. In addition, the alcoholic lifestyle can cause someone to develop low self-esteem. The cycle continues until the addiction spirals out of control even more. If you have an addiction and low self-esteem, it is time to contact the alcohol rehabilitation center.


Finances are a significant problem with alcoholics as well. The drinking could have started because of financial issues. In addition, the economic issues could be caused by alcohol addiction. Alcohol costs thousands and thousands of dollars. The money spent on alcohol quickly adds up. If you are angry about your pocketbook, look at what is happening in your life. How much money could you have if you quit drinking? Get into the best alcohol treatment center to overcome the addiction starting today.


What are your ambitions in life? When you think about it, do you have any? Most people who have an alcohol addiction find they don’t have any aspirations in life. This makes them very angry. This can be a sad and overwhelming feeling. However, when you stop drinking and get sober, you can find new ambitions for your life. You can find the empowerment, motivation, and desire to live the best life possible. Make that choice today. Decide to bring ambition into your life by choosing recovery.


You can have control over your life again. All you need to do is to choose to overcome your anger. Addictive lifestyle and turn your life in the opposite direction. This is something millions of others with an alcohol addiction have done. You can do it as well. Don’t let alcohol keep controlling you in every way possible. Let go of that lifestyle. Regain life ambitions, your finances, and your self-esteem.

If you or a loved one is struggling with anger or alcoholism, call our admissions team today at 888-992-7955. Our team is available 7 days a week!

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Esra Ahmed - MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP

Experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Anger Management, Healthcare, Medicine, EMDR, and Life Transitions. Strong healthcare services professional with a Masters Degree focused in Psychology from The University of Memphis.

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