Codependency is defined as having an excessive psychological and emotional dependency on a partner, typically one who requires support or enabling of an addiction. This particular imbalance in a relationship is harmful to both parties involved; however, the person who is doing the enabling is labeled as being codependent. Recognizing signs of codependency in one part of the relationship is essential in treating the substance abuse that is occurring in the other half.
At Bayview Recovery, we offer programs that can help the people involved in a codependent relationship learn the skills to set boundaries and to recover from drug addiction through family therapy, addiction therapy, or a combination of the two. Call Bayview Recovery at 855.478.3650 if you notice signs of codependency in your relationship with a loved one and could benefit from one of our therapy or substance abuse treatment programs.
What does codependency look like? Listed below are some signs and traits associated with codependency:
- Low self-esteem
- Family dysfunction
- Having a hard time saying ‘no’
- Lack of boundaries
- Communication issues
- Displaying fear of abandonment
- The need to take care of someone
- Displaying emotional reactivity
As you can imagine, the signs of codependency listed above are enough to put stress on a relationship. Unfortunately, since substance abuse is usually involved, it puts even greater stress on the relationship. This situation may lead to volatile mental health conditions for both people involved in the codependent relationship.
What Treatments Are Available?
At Bayview Recovery, our qualified therapists can help you restore your self-image through our codependency therapy program while simultaneously providing substance abuse treatment to your loved one who is struggling with addiction. For example, learning to set boundaries is one of the essential skills that our professional staff can teach you. You can not provide the level of care to someone that you are not giving to yourself.
Signs of Codependency
When two people depend on each other so much, they can no longer function independently. You may only feel validated when the other person encourages you, which can be emotionally harmful. Some more signs of codependency may include:
- Having a strong sense of responsibility for others
- Having an unhealthy reliance on relationships
- Valuing the approval of others rather than having a healthy self-image of worth
- Difficulty evaluating your feelings
- Obsessive fears of abandonment
- Lacking belief or trust in yourself
At Bayview Recovery, you’ll find a judgment-free, uplifting, and supportive recovery environment. Our treatment center is perfect for learning the skills to set positive goals, establish boundaries, and communicate with a loved one in an effective way. Call us now at 855.478.3650 if you are prepared to start helping yourself.
Seek Treatment at Bayview Recovery
At Bayview Recovery, we offer evidence-based treatments, which are scientific methods of treating codependency. We also offer holistic treatments such as individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
Therefore, there is no need to live with the burdens that come with a codependent relationship any longer. Our programs put in place a strong intention to recover by learning the skills necessary to lead a happy and healthy life. Furthermore, through a mindfulness approach to recovery, our clients could reap benefits from the skills that we teach for a lifetime.
If you and a loved one are ready to take your life back from toxic behaviors and drug addiction, we are ready to help you every step of the way on your recovery journey. Your quality of life is important to us at Bayview Recovery. With our professional staff and quality programs, we aim to provide a foundation for lifelong recovery. Please contact us online or call us at 855.478.3650 for any further information.