Having had a number of violent moments whilst drunk over the years which has resulted in me being arrested. I am wondering what all your thoughts are on the connection between drink and violence and the effects of supressed anger. I went through a long period of time in the last 13 years when I was issolated with no family and friends around at the same time going through a 7 year legal battle over contact for my children. For long periods of time I was deeply unhappy but I dug deep in order to get my contact but I have paid a price in the process. In the past 2-3 years I was drinking heavily to alleviated stress, loneliness and boredom. I am closing in on 90 days clean of the poison and feeling good in the process. I’ve now upped my game in terms of fitness and really looking after myself re my diet.
My question is do you think years of surpressed anger could still transpire into violent outburts even though I no longer drink? I have become good at managing my anger over the years, but just wondered what you all thought.
I am also unsure if I should look to get some therapy, but do not know which sort of therapy would be of benefit to me?
Any advice on any of the above would be appreciated.
Keep swinging everyobody and remember we all have it within us to become much happier healthier humans.