What is Codependency Treatment?
For individuals needing codependency treatment, there are oven underlying issues that can contribute to these sorts of relationships. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has referred to codependency as a situation where “another individual, perhaps the addict’s spouse or family member, is controlled by an addict’s addictive behavior”. When this sort of inappropriate dependence on another exists, it can actually contribute to drug abuse or drug dependency.
About Codependency Treatment
Codependency treatment is a process that cannot be rushed. Much like addiction treatment in Huntington Beach, dealing with codependency before inpatient rehab is completed is vital to the success of addiction recovery for addicts. Without renewed hope, clear boundaries, and realistic expectations, the risk of slipping back into unhealthy patterns is quite high. The process of wading through the emotional and psychological issues can be very difficult and painful. Often times codependency treatment requires clients to be willing to acknowledge denial and unhealthy coping responses that have contributed to the codependency.
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When to Seek Codependency Treatment
Learning to recognize the contributing factors to codependent behavior is the key to making lasting changes that benefit both the addict and their support system.
Should you find that you have codependency and are seeking addiction rehab programs for yourself or for a loved one, Coastline has counselors ready to answer any and all of your questions. The first step in your recovery journey can begin today with our codependency treatment program in Huntington Beach.
Signs and Symptoms of Codependency
It becomes our task to help clients learn how to identify and address unhealthy behaviors that have, in many cases, contributed to opiate addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. The following list is quite comprehensive, and most individuals will not have everything on this list. Should you read though and find that many of these sound familiar and are either struggling with these symptoms yourself or recognize them in others, it might be time to call Coastline for information and support.
- Feeling unlovable or unworthy of other’s love
- Inability to accept responsibility for mistakes
- Insatiable desire to always appear right
- Lying or exaggerating to look important
- Relying on other’s opinions to measure self-worth
- Difficulty establishing appropriate boundaries
- Loyalty that prevents recognition of unhealthy relationships
- Overanalyzing decisions and life changes
- Aversion to conflict and confrontational situations
- Suppressing feeling or emotions in order to avoid being vulnerable
- Overcritical self-evaluation
- Feeling responsible for loved ones care
- Inability to complete work or tasks in a timely fashion
- Embarrassment when complimented or recognized
- Compromising beliefs and personal integrity in order to avoid confrontation
- Difficulty asking for needs and wants to be met by others
Should you recognize some of these codependency signs and symptoms in yourself, we urge you to get codependency treatment now. When codependency behaviors are not treated, individuals often develop physical symptoms and illnesses brought on by stress. Alcoholism, opiate addiction and even bulimia can be the result of unaddressed dependency in relationships. Remaining in a dysfunctional codependent relationship will cause immeasurable damage to both parties. Reaching out to medical health professionals is the first step in addressing the underlying reasons.