Gain Independence from Codependency While Helping Your Addicted Loved One
Victims of codependency consistently place the needs or wants of the other member of the relationship ahead of their own. In the case of addiction, this usually means enabling or giving in to drug and alcohol use. They’re afraid of creating tension or turmoil within the relationship, so they conform to their loved one’s behavior. No matter what they do, their actions and efforts meant to please the other person are usually met with further hostility, causing them to try even harder to please and to place less importance on their own needs. This cycle leads to significant decline in one’s quality of life and makes it incredibly difficult for those abusing drugs and alcohol to get the help they need.
Trying to function in a codependent relationship ultimately damages both people involved. It’s often difficult to even see the extent of codependency until it’s assessed and diagnosed by a mental health professional. There are usually deep-rooted confidence and self-worth issues at play in this condition. Our codependency treatment program provides expert care to codependency patients and helps their addicted loved ones at the same time. Patients learn to overcome their respective mental disorders as well as how to maintain harmony and mutual respect in their relationships. We offer a five-day workshop that addresses the complex and sensitive care needs of codependency patients.
Restoring Confidence and Self-Respect
The longer a patient remains trapped in a codependent relationship, the more their self-worth erodes and the more they believe that they’re undeserving of love, respect and appreciation. Our professionals identify codependency while assessing patients’ family dynamics and history. Depending upon how much damage codependency has inflicted in patients’ relationships, we integrate group and individual counseling, family involvement and intervention to help patients recognize their independence. Our hero’s Journey program helps adult patients struggling with codependency and a wide range of other mental disorders.
During the course of their treatment, patients learn to:
- Honestly assess their relationship with their addicted loved one
- Set boundaries and parameters to help prevent tension and inequality
- Accept the fact that they are not to blame for their loved one’s addiction
- Establish a more assertive attitude in the context of their relationship
Psychiatric treatment also allows for exploration of the origins of the self-esteeem issues that have contributed to codependency. Patients leave with a plan to apply what they’ve learned into their relationships. This enables them to take a more positive and active role in their loved one’s recovery and continued sobriety.