Item description for Of Course You're Angry: A Guide to Dealing with the Emotions of Substance Abuse by Gayle Rosellini & Mark Worden...
Though we may not like to admit it, all of us get angry. At times we feel irked, exasperated, irritated, resentful, even enraged. Anger is a normal and healthy human emotion; learning to acknowledge and express it appropriately, however, especially for those in early recovery, is another story.
First published in 1985, this timely revision of the best-selling Hazelden title on the nature and resolution of anger shows us how to make anger work in a positive and effective way that can ease, rather than exacerbate, the problems and challenges of early recovery.
In a friendly, nonconfrontive manner, "Of Course You're Angry" guides readers to discover the source of their anger and the forms it takes--such as violence, depression, resentment, and manipulation. Authors Gayle Rosellini and Mark Worden continue by exploring various anger styles, and then provide clear, sensible, and practical guidelines for expressing anger, conquering "common conceits," and "wrangling with rancor." Their real-life examples and down-to-earth advice for dealing with anger without fear or guilt--and without hurting oneself or others--offers addicts as well as their family members and friends a way passed one of the most dangerous pitfalls of early recovery.
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Studio: Hazelden Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.39" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 1997
ISBN 1568381417 ISBN13 9781568381411
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More About Gayle Rosellini & Mark Worden
Gayle Rosellini has worked and published widely in the field of chemical dependency.
Reviews - What do customers think about Of Course You're Angry: A Guide to Dealing with the Emotions of Substance Abuse?
Outstanding Book Apr 24, 2006
This is the best book on anger I've ever read. It applies to everyone, not just those dealing with substance abuse. It is clear, well-developed and debunks the common myth that exploding to "get things off your chest" is healthy. It is not. It's discussion of the two types of anger styles, the "violent" and the "nice person" is exactly on target. A close relative who who has been emotionally unreachable, read this book, recognized himself and was deeply touched. The book reached him. I found that to be almost miraculous. I've read the book twice and have bought it for friends. It clearly explains how to express your anger without doing more damage and retaining your own dignity. Bravo to the authors for an elegant book. Thank you . I am so grateful that I found this book.
Excellent book on angry issues in recovery. Oct 21, 2005
I first read this text in 1998, and cannot recommend it highly enough for someone working through their own issues in learning how to express anger and deal with it in effective ways. I recommend the text to clients with anger issues (either suppressing it, or expressing it inappropriately).