Anger Management and Emotional Sobriety is an Evidenced Based Addiction Recovery Treatment technique to address the complex transformation a recovering addict makes beyond attaining physical sobriety. Achieving emotional sobriety is developing an ability to feel and cope with emotions, particularly those attached to drug and alcohol use. Those struggling with addiction often ignore their feelings by masking them with drugs or alcohol. Being emotionally sober means getting in touch with your emotions, whether positive or negative, and allowing yourself to feel them. Emotional sobriety touches on two specific pieces of gaining awareness in negative thought patterns and reframing, or “rethinking” of aspects of your life that caused initial imbalance; more specifically how to attend to the emotional side as well as the thoughts and behaviors.