Are you struggling with an addiction?
Do your emotions control or control you?
Do you like or enjoy this power of anger? But do you regret it later?
Do you do “stupid” things so quickly and mechanically that you feel hopeless that you can even stop?
Are your eating and sleeping habits out of your control?
Emotional regulation is an essential part of the restoration of dependence. Emotional regulation means learning to manage and cope with emotional distress. When recovering from addiction, addicts must control their negative feelings without taking drugs. On the other hand, in active addiction, they are used to dealing with their emotional problems with drugs. Bad emotional regulation is often an important contribution to the development of addiction. To cope with difficult feelings, they can resort to addiction. Emotional regulation is one of the cornerstones of the restoration of dependence.
Fundamentally, early recovery is a challenge for recovering drug addicts. In fact, it is a kind of bumpy trip where people can feel an unusual mood. This leads them to a difficult practice of emotional control. It is inevitable to learn the management of emotions, because a relapse can be followed in case of failure in the learning of emotional management.
Emotional regulation is a multifaceted term that has the following dimensions.
Modulation of emotional regulation:
With regard to drug addicts, they believe they have all or nothing. Because in your surfing emotions, it takes a long time to return them to a normal level. They are overwhelmed by the exaggeration of emotions and, therefore, face the interrupted operation.
Tolerance to the unwanted and frustrating situation is an ideal skill that can be learned over time. As we age, we master this art and become skilled enough to keep our level of self-control at a safe limit while facing a frustrating situation.
To delay gratification:
Drug addicts religiously follow this rule. It is very important to learn to delay the achievement of your goal and goals if planning and wise efforts become big problems. If a person does not respect this art, he may not be able to succeed in his life.
Drug addicts usually become emotionally immature due to faulty planning and ineffective efforts to fulfill their obligations.
Reliability and own responsibility:
It is very important to master the ability to cope with daily needs, for example. be in the time and place committed, respect the objectives of the obligations, etc. In addition, the ability to verify the effects of our actions on others and in our environment also pushes us towards emotional regulation. On the other hand, addicts do not normally exercise this ability because they are more self-centered and more likely to fail every day. Nor do they think about the effects of their actions on others.
A healthy and healthy person is emotionally healthy and mature enough to make a difference between insisting on something and responding to that desire. In fact, certain impulses cannot be satisfied in society or have been stigmatized. A mature self has the ability to mark the boundaries between doing and not doing according to circumstances. This ability leads to logical choices. An addict cannot make such a logical choice by being impulsive.
Emotional regulation in recovery
Attend follow-ups. It offers the opportunity to learn better coping skills to manage recovery problems. These strategies can be used to deal with emotional disorders of early recovery.
Attend A and NA regularly This is a great way to support. Newly sober people can advise those who have faced the same challenges.
An honest exchange with the therapist and his family can help to talk about the issues in a very open way. It can also help you learn effective ways to deal with strong emotions.
In case of recovery, the fault can be very destructive. This is one of the main triggers of relapse. So, this must be treated with skill. To avoid guilt, the most important thing is to focus on the present, not the past and the future.
Behavior of complaints about drugs. Drug addicts may show resistance