Codependent people often develop addictions to help deal with their problems. Yet many treatment facilities only discuss the symptoms of addiction. A good addiction treatment center will consider codependent behaviors and addictive ones in a codependency rehab program for addiction.
What are Codependent Behaviors?
Codependency or codependent behaviors is an emotional disorder where sufferers ignore their own needs to take care of others. When codependent people are not addicted to substances, they are called enablers because they will do anything to keep a sense of peace in a relationship. This relationship is usually between spouses or family members. It has existed between coworkers too.
Enablers will give the money to buy drugs and alcohol even when it means not having rent money. They will convince others no problem exists in the family or work environment despite evidence to the contrary. They do this to secure the love of the addict but it only secures more abuse and drug use. Before healing can take place, this irrational thinking will need to be addressed in a codependency rehab.
What are Addictive Behaviors of Codependency?
Codependent people are addicted to trying to control the addict. Despite how bad they feel with each disappointment, they will continue enabling addictive behaviors to manipulate the addict. Eventually the codependent person may turn to substance abuse too.
Using drugs or alcohol to show the addict how bad they are never works and only points to the destructive thinking the enabler has used. Other addictive behaviors manifest in eating disorders, sexual addictions, and self-harm.
Often the codependent person does not realize when he or she has crossed the line into addiction. A close friend may speak to him or her about the problem without success. It may take an accident or problem with the law before the codependent, now addict, gets help.
Tools to Uncover Destructive Behaviors at a Codependency Rehab Program
Once enrolled in a codependency rehab program, the enabler will receive therapies designed to find the root of addiction, codependent behaviors and faulty thinking. At the heart of addiction is emotional trauma and abandonment suffered by the enabler, now addict.
Traditional therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, peer group counseling, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) will give insight into why the addictive behaviors began. Once that insight is gained, other therapies can help retrain the brain to not react to similar events.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) are great tools to uncover and diffuse destructive behaviors.
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If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction contact us here at 888 811-2879 Our codependency rehab program gets to the heart of addiction and diffuses trauma caused by codependency. Often the person struggling with addictive behaviors is not aware of the root of codependency. We can help uncover the root and remove the effects of codependency from your life. We will teach you the tools needed to recognize when codependent behaviors try to assert themselves again so you can stay sober, emotionally and chemically.