Chris Brown Ordered Back to Rehab, Benefits of Anger Management

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 11/21/2013 | 10:30 AM EST

Why rehab isn’t such a bad idea

A judge ordered Chris Brown back to rehab for 90 days after discovering that he was originally kicked out of an anger management treatment center for his most recent violent incidents.

On Nov. 10, the singer reportedly lost his temper during a family session when his mother disagreed with his plans to shorten his stay due to limited phone access. Brown then picked up a rock and threw it through his mother’s car window, according to court documents. This comes after Brown had already allegedly been involved in a physical altercation in Washington, D.C., the incident that resulted in him checking into rehab voluntarily last month before being released for his violent outburst with his mother.

The judge, who’s overseeing his Rihanna assault probation case, ordered Brown to return to anger management for another 90 days and submit to periodic drug tests. The singer will also have to do at least 24 hours of community service a week, and take medication prescribed by his drugs.

Brown's probation officer reportedly stated that he had issues with Attention Deficit Disorder and “underwent a period of depression” when he was given an additional 1,000 hours of community labor in August.

Brown’s long and storied tale of violence and anger is certainly no joking matter. For him and many people, men in particular, anger management is not only necessary, but poses great benefits to one’s emotional and mental wellbeing. If done right and taken seriously, it can be life changing. Here are some of the benefits of anger management.

It allows you to get the root of your anger. The only way to disrupt bad behavior is to figure out its cause.

You learn how to communicate better. Most people in need of anger management act out in violent or aggressive ways because they do not know how to properly express their emotions or be assertive.

You learn responsibility. Anger management allows you to recognize your own anger and take full responsibility for it. Those who engage in anger typically do so by playing the victim and making other people feel responsible for their hurt.

It helps you develop more empathy. Anger rehabilitation helps you learn how to feel what another person is feeling. Oftentimes those who struggle to control their anger do not readily recognize the pain and abuse they’re causing on others.

It betters your relationships with others. Those with anger issues tend to ruin the relationships they have with others. No one wants to be around someone with a volatile temper. Addressing your anger in rehab allows the individual to take control of his or her emotions and have long-lasting healthy relationships with the people they love.

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