Yearly Archives: 2015

The morality of addiction led to my freshman year college roommate’s death. The shame from the belief that, “good and successful people aren’t addicts’ kept her from seeking help. That same moral judgement also prevented her otherwise loving parents from acknowledging the terrifyingly obvious truth about their daughter. Her wonderful […]

Why We Should Treat, Not Blame Addicts.

Are You in a Codependent Relationship? By Feifei Sun WebMD Feature Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD Do find yourself making lots of sacrifices for your partner’s happiness, but not getting much in return? If that kind of one-sided pattern sounds like yours, you don’t have to feel trapped. There are […]

Are you in a Codependent Relationship?

Co-Dependency Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain […]

What is Co-Dependency and who does it affect

Appearance to the world of the enabling personality: * Protect others from the consequences of their own actions * Deflect the hand of fate and soften its blow for others * Attempt to save others from feeling intense emotional pain * Delay the day of reckoning for troubled persons by […]

Enabling personalities and effects thereof

Alcoholism and drug addiction affects the whole family – young, teenage, or grown-up children; wives or husbands; brothers or sisters; parents or other relatives and friends.  One family member addicted to alcohol and drugs means the whole family suffers.  Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the […]

Recovery from addiction is a family affair

1. Know that it isn’t just drinking or drugs that can be enabled. Drinking too much Spending too much Overdrawing their bank account/bouncing checks Gambling too much In trouble with loan sharks/check cashing agencies Working too much/not enough Maxing out the credit cards Abusing drugs (prescription or street drugs) Getting […]

Are you an enabler? You decide!