Anger – Part 3
Definition: Anger is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility that has the potential of becoming addictive..
Symptoms: Sports engagement often promotes anger, and while some athletes learn to identify and deal with emotional triggers, many others do not. The danger lies in anger becoming an addiction.
Solutions: An article on www.psychcentral.com by Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW addresses the question, “Is Anger an Addiction?”
The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines an addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.” Individuals who experience addiction typically pursue reward or relief through substance abuse and other behaviors. Addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
Addictions fall into two categories: substance and process.
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