Anger Management Classes

What is anger management? Are anger management classes right for me?

Per the American Psychological Association, Anger is completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.

Man and woman pointing at one another
Man and woman pointing at one another

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Sometimes, our anger, rage, frustration, violence are caused by serious and challenging issues in our lives.  It is expected to demonstrate a certain degree of anger or disappointment. Sometimes, it’s a healthy, natural response to life’s difficulties.  We are raised to believe we must solve all problems. This can cause our anger to get out of control. Focusing on the present and working towards acknowledging the problem is the first step towards anger management.

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Anger management classes focus on new behavior strategies.  The new goal is to start identifying and managing anger, stress, rage, violence and conflict while improving emotional intelligence and assertive communication.

Control your anger before it controls you!

Our Anger Management classes are designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of one’s individual anger triggers in order to assist participants in mediating responsiveness—shifting away from old habituated reactions in light of healthier, purposeful responses to achieve higher quality outcomes. To register for an Anger Management class, call 404-594-1770.

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Courts and Probation Departments in Georgia allow individuals charged with a felony or misdemeanor to receive therapeutic treatment in lieu of jail or prison.

 

Addicted to Drugs

Brief Description of article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Addicted to Drugs
Addicted to Drugs

Addicted to Drugs

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives. Click for the entire article

What Is Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs.

The Addicted Brain
The Addicted Brain

Fortunately, treatments are available to help people counter addiction’s powerful disruptive effects. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s drug abuse patterns and any co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drug abuse. Click for entire article on NIDA

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ASAM Level I Classes and Substance Abuse Treatment

ASAM Level I Classes and Substance Abuse Treatment

ASAM Level I classes are designed according to the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for addiction treatment. Specifically, ASAM Level I classes  and Substance Abuse Treatment provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the causes and conditions, as well as the effects, of their addictive and abusive behaviors.

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ASAM Level I Substance Abuse Treatment at www.aacsatlanta.com

 

It is well understood in the medical and scientific communities that substance abuse is associated with more fundamental or rudimentary cognitive deficits. Some of these deeper issues may be deficits in emotional regulation, diagnosable affective disorders, or a consequence of a myriad of other sociocultural, environmental and/or genetic factors. Regardless of their specificity, instructors of the ASAM Level classes and substance abuse treatment are trained to assist clients in beginning to illuminate these underlying psychological issues in order to alleviate the drive to pursue addictive avenues to cope with life stressors. Often, additional resources such as one-on-one counseling or pharmacological therapy from licensed and certified clinicians may be necessary to support the treatment process.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Training
Substance Abuse Counselor Training

Clients are highly recommended to fully participate in this collaborative recovery process in order to gain the greatest benefits. The multi-dimensional approach advocated by the ASAM has led to the development of treatment resources intended to meet clients at different levels of self-awareness and overall readiness. Regardless of the individual’s level of self-understanding, open-mindedness and willingness to fully engage are critical for long-term abstinence and inner contentment. Our instructors of the ASAM Level I classes and substance abuse treatment are equipped to facilitate a supportive dialogue and provide the necessary resources to evoke sustainable transformation, which has been shown to reduce recidivism and lead to overall well-being. To register for an ASAM Level I Substance Abuse treatment class, call 404-594-1770.