Recover from Unhealthy Relationships with Loved Ones
In it’s simplest form, codependency describes behavior that is learned from those close to us.
Often arising out of a dysfunctional family life, codependent behavior is learned in response to fear, anger, or shame that is ignored or denied. Codependents often grow up in households marked by suppression, silence, and unrealistic expectations, leading to the inability to recognize one’s own self-worth. As a result, many codependents live in fear of abandonment.
The behavior is often passed from one generation to the next and affects the codependent’s life by not allowing healthy and normal daily interactions or relationships. Because of the roles that develop, an individual who is codependent will often place the needs of others over their own and are willing to do almost anything to keep that relationship from falling apart.
Most often, this dependence is emotional and social as the codependent tries to feel a sense of worth by “connecting” with another person. Unfortunately, for most codependents, this sense of worth never materializes and they often face depression and shame. In turn, the codependent person may turn to substance abuse to mask these feelings.
There is freedom in codependency recovery. At Destination Hope, our codependency treatment center personalizes a program designed to help you overcome your experiences of the past, learn new coping skills, and build healthy relationships in the future.Take the First Step to Codependency Recovery
The most common symptoms of codependency are:
- Delusional behavior
- Anger, frustration, and lashing out
- Guilt, fear, and shame
- Low self-esteem and self-worth
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to escape the anger, frustration, and resentment that causes you to lash out or use drugs or alcohol to cope? Recovery is a journey, and hope is here. Speak with our codependency treatment center’s admissions team to learn more about how you can find peace and learn to live a healthy, free life.
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Treatment for codependency is very specialized and requires a licensed therapist and a facility (like Destination Hope) that is highly trained in these specific issues. Sometimes the codependent will feel compelled to mimic drug use in their friends or family members, in which case the substance abuse and psychological problems are even more intertwined. The best option is to not wait or correct the problem yourself, but to seek help from Destination Hope. Our highly-trained professionals can help treat your codependency so that you can develop a stronger self-worth, rectify your relationships, and teach you how to develop positive relationships with others in the future.Start Your Recovery Now