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Recognizing and Overcoming Codependency

Codependent relationships are one-sided, unhealthy relationships where one person is highly or completely dependent on another person to meet their emotional and self-esteem needs. At the same time, they enable the other person in the relationship to maintain self-destructive behaviors, such as alcohol or drug abuse. recognizing and overcoming codependency Codependency Serves a Need Codependent…

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Why Addicted Individuals Show Signs of Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness (SMI) that commonly occurs alongside substance use disorder (SUD) or addiction. A substance use disorder involves dependence on alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Individuals battling a depressive disorder feel hopeless and may exhibit other signs of depression. Fortunately, a dual diagnosis treatment center…

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does it Work?

When dealing with substance abuse, detox and therapy are necessary to provide comprehensive healing treatment. Professionals use many therapies to treat substance abuse. There is a broad range of behavioral therapy treatments used specifically for drug addiction. You may have wondered —what is cognitive behavioral therapy? It is a common therapy helpful in the treatment…