ARE YOU CODEPENDENT?
What is Codependency?
What is Codependency?
The definition of codependency is, an excessive emotional or psychological dependence on others. The truth is that as humans, we are all dependent on each other in certain ways. Think about it, families wouldn't be able to function without working together and supporting each other. But what happens when our dependency on others becomes unhealthy? And what happens when one of the individual involved is suffering from a substance use disorder?
Well the answer to this is different for every person. But truthfully, addiction and codependency affects people in many different ways - all of which are negative. The difficult part is that some codependent behaviors can seem like good and healthy ones.
Some try to meet every demand that the addicted loved one has, only to find that they are in the same unhealthy cycle over and over again. As you can imagine, things can quickly become very toxic and eventually, a change in the dynamic of the relationship would need to be made. Surprisingly though, people live in these unhealthy and toxic relationship cycles for years. We are here to tell you, that you don't have to. The first step of dealing with a problem is identifying it, so are you codependent with your addicted loved one? Take our quiz and find some answers today.
Seek Help for Codependency
Let's face it, it doesn't feel good to be in a codependent relationship. Seeking out help for yourself can help you live a better life. It is detrimental to anyone's well being to give so much power to another person that it seems that the world will crumble without them. But that is exactly what codependency feels like. When dealing with someone who is in active addiction, this problem gets worse because of the tendency of those struggling with a substance use disorder to manipulate. If you have codependent tendencies, you are truly working against yourself and leaving the door wide open to these types of manipulations. Codependency can even help perpetuate the individual's problem with drugs and alcohol, if your addicted loved one knows that you need them and won't leave them, no matter what they do, they will continue to drink or use without thought. Seeking out help and support will result in amazing changes to your life. Often, as humans, we get so used to our own unhealthy patterns and we don't see the need for change. Addiction Care Recovery Services knows that you and your addicted loved one deserve better. You both deserve to build a healthy relationship that you can be proud of.
Family members who are codependent rarely realize there is a problem. If you are educated on the codependency symptoms and know what to look for, it can be frustrating to try to convince someone else of their codependency. Codependent relationships are hard to make address, unless someone is willing to set boundaries. Setting boundaries in a codependent relationship can be extremely difficult. At Care Recovery Services, we \know that in order for a person to recover from drugs and alcohol, the codependent behaviors on the family's part must be stopped. Addiction intervention can help make that happen, as long as the family is willing. Without willingness to take the interventionists suggestions, there is not much that can be done. If you are interested in helping your codependent family find a way out, call us today. If you yourself realize that you may have some issues with codependency and it's not helping your addicted loved one to get better, call us! We offer free and confidential over the phone consultations. Codependency can be addressed, boundaries can be enforced, and a new dynamic can emerge.
Learn More Addiction Care Recovery ResourcesVIEW ALL
Heroin addiction is nothing to take lightly. Your family is not the only ones going through this - it can happen to anyone in any family. The consequences of using heroin can cause dramatic changes in an addict’s life and relationships. This happens because heroin takes over that person's life fully. Of course, some people […]
Do you think people are bad if they become addicted to drugs or alcohol? Those suffering from addiction are often stuck with the stigma of being terrible people, no matter what they do. Sometimes they are even branded as an addict when they start to live a sober lifestyle. The stigma surrounding addiction can be […]
Alcohol abuse can certainly take a toll on the body resulting in alcoholic liver failure. Think about it... If you were asked what one of the most important organs in your body is, what would you say? You might not immediately think about the liver, but you should. Here's what makes the liver so important... […]
Addiction and the Family: What You Need to Know It is Not Your Family's Fault The effects of addiction are like a rock thrown into a pond. The rock drops in at the center and quickly a wave of ripples starts to spread out. Addiction is perplexing and frustrating. But here's the thing... It has […]