When it comes to alcohol and drug abuse, anger-based hostile aggression, and entitlement-based coercive domestic power and control, one would be hard pressed to understand the goal, however, the goal is compensatory. What this means is that these patterns of dysfunctional behavior serve a purpose, and that purpose is to eliminate the threat (of relative meaning).
For substance abuse, the threat is insecurity as drawn from perspectives of inadequacy, inferiority, and insignificance. These perspectives are intimidating and substance abuse creates the chemical change that disinhibits, eliminates the perceived intimidation. In other words, those who lack substance abuse substances for substance.
For anger-based hostile aggression, the anger is an emotional response to a perceived threat. It is not the anger that is of issue for its’ triggering is essential, rather, it is what the involved person does to eliminate the perceived threat. Often times this results in verbal, relational, physical and indirect aggression. Other times the experience of anger results in the internal expression of guilt, shame, and depression (passive aggression).
For entitlement-based coercive domestic power and control, acts of manipulation, grooming, and power are employed over an intimate partner in order to satisfy irrational perspectives of entitlement. These perspectives are influences of deservedness, centrality, and superiority.
To learn more, contact Peter Stone, MA, CAS, MLADC, CART at 603-702-0117
It is an irrational world where frustration abounds, to understand addiction ask yourself a simple question: Why would you choose to step on a sharp piece of glass? To understand this mind-set, I challenge you to read my article on What is a mind-set?
I specialize in helping clients address co-occurring mood disorders with alcohol and drug abuse, anger management, and coercive domestic power and control (domestic abuse). I offer evaluations, intervention, counseling, and education. Currently I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health, Athena, and others. I also offer a sliding fee for service pay scale.
I serve two areas:
2757 White Mountain Highway & 2 Village Green Road
Suite F, 2nd. Flr. Bldg. B, Suite 5,
North Conway, NH 03860 Hampstead, NH 03841