Examples of Codependency:

Before we zero in more closely at the symptoms specific to family relationships in addiction and alcoholism, let’s look at some general examples of codependency and codependent behavior. Codependency can occur in many family and personal situations other than homes where drug and alcohol addiction exists. A codependent person: 1: Has a strong need to take care of and be…
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Thought Patterns In Addiction

Addiction has a specific thinking style that enables the addict to continue using substances despite negative consequences. The Journal of Neuroscience reported findings that suggested there may be a cognitive difference in people with addictions and their brains may not fully process long-term consequences. Research also indicated that alcoholics and addicts show more impulsivity in the brain, demonstrated by neural activity. We…
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Symptoms 0f Codependency:

Codependency is characterized by a person belonging to a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship where one person relies on the other for meeting nearly all of their emotional and self-esteem needs. It also describes a relationship that enables another person to maintain their irresponsible, addictive, or underachieving behavior.Do you expend all of your energy in meeting your partner’s needs? Do you feel…
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