Recognizing the Signs of a Co-Occurring Disorder

People struggling with addiction often have untreated mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. They may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating their issues. Treatment centers often focused on the physical aspects of the addiction without addressing a client’s mental health issues. That meant that people ended up leaving rehab with untreated…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Relapse Prevention

It is a courageous decision for people with addiction disorders to seek treatment. Furthermore, it is a remarkable achievement when these same people complete their addiction treatment program and return back to the “real world.” However, returning to a daily routine can invite the temptation to relapse into the downward spiral of addiction. If you…

Couple and therapist discussing the Signs of a Codependent Relationship

9 Warning Signs of a Codependent Relationship

A codependent relationship is a kind of dysfunctional relationship where one person is a caretaker, and the other person takes advantage. Codependent relationships are extremely common among people with substance use issues. Typically, one partner will take care of the other to the extent of enabling that partner’s addictive behavior. Often, the caretaker is raised…