Anger in early sobriety

2 min readJul 5, 2022
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One key to sobriety that is not focused on enough is energy.

Everything about the initial period of sobriety tends toward low energy activity.

You are usually coming off withdrawal which makes your body weak and anxious, which leads to low energy.

You are generally depressed about your current situation, which leads to low energy.

Your self-confidence has been significantly damaged, which leads to low energy.

You are forced to face the chaos that you have left behind you, which is highly stressful, which leads to low energy.

I can go on and on.

The activities of early sobriety nearly all lead to low energy.

And yet, the challenge that we are facing, to stay sober, to rebuild our lives requires a tremendous amount of energy.

The quickest way that I have found out of depression is to increase my energy.

So, how do you find a way to increase your energy in early sobriety?

There are plenty of ways available, and this is mostly found through rehabilitation practices and ‘anonymous’ meetings. Creating a new social framework.

But the quickest way that I found to increase my energy in early sobriety is with anger.




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