Article provided by: addictioncarerecovery.com
While substance addiction is a destructive disorder with a lethal potential, codependency is the behavior that enables it. At Addiction Care Recovery Centers, we offer a solution to the problem – a personalized intervention.
Codependency is a behavioral problem that will quickly lead to dysfunctional relationships. In a relationship where one of the partners is codependent, the other is either manipulative or oblivious to the phenomenon, but in both scenarios the consequences are drastic. That’s because one person will constantly sacrifice one’s mental and emotional wellbeing to please the other, even when the effects are negative.
A proper example of that is addiction codependency, where often you get family members that enable the addict’s harmful behavior. Their intentions are good since they want to help the addict feel better, which will lead them to entertain their drug abusing habits, unknowingly contributing to the problem. Codependency is harmful, and we treat it as a behavioral condition in the same context of dealing with the addict’s problems.
How to fix a codependent relationship?
Since you’re unlikely to overcome your codependency on your own, the best way to treat the problem is by resorting to specialized help. In most cases, codependent persons require therapy to overcome their problem. Codependency creates toxic relationships where everybody loses, and they double loose when throwing substance addiction into the equation.
The treatment for codependency will begin during the addiction intervention, but it may continue long after. That’s because people have difficulties separating codependent behavior from genuine concern and care. Ask yourself what is proof of honest concern for your loved one’s wellbeing and what is codependency in your relationship and you will probably find no trace of the latter.
Not until you seriously dive into the problem and reflect on the situation will you be able to correct your behavior. Our interventionist can provide assistance in a neutral, calm setting, where honesty and sincere introspection will be the only rules.
How do you say no to drugs?
You can’t; not on your own. Substance addiction is a highly debilitating disease, with drastic consequences long-term, one of which is a complete psychological makeover. Addiction will change the victim’s personality, thinking, emotional display, and internal balance. A person cannot use one’s willpower to break the cycle of addiction; not without external help.
That’s where our team comes in. We know that the addict’s best chance to a better life begins in a rehab center. Since most, if not all, victims of substance addiction are in denial, we have designed our interventions to deal with that problem conclusively. During the intervention, the expert will plan the right approach, with your help, looking to address the dysfunctional relationship between family members, and bring everyone together. It’s the optimal strategy when it comes to convincing the patient that the rehab treatment is vital for their wellbeing. And your contribution matters.
What is codependency in this context? A significant inconvenient which we, at Addiction Care Recovery Services, will be sure to address with extreme seriousness.