Residential treatment and rehab for codependency
At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide holistic and non-12-step treatment programs for codependency. We will identify all possible root causes of your codependency and then tailor-make a treatment program to address each of these issues. Our priority is to help you regain control over your relationship and restore your peace of mind.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
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Signs of codependency
If you think you may have a problem but are unsure, ask yourself
- Do you cover up your partner’s substance abuse from others?
- Do you feel selfish when you look after your own needs before someone else’s?
- Do you find it hard to recognize your own needs?
- If your partner is in a bad mood, do you feel unable to focus on anything else until they feel better?
- Are you afraid of being alone?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be codependent.
Codependency occurs when we put someone else’s needs before our own. When we sorrow from codependency, we struggle to find self-worth outside of pleasing other people even when they mistreat us. Low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, and confusing compassion for love are common characteristics of a codependent personality. Codependency can often be found at the root of many self-destructive addictions.
Codependent relationships tend to be very one-sided and can become acrimonious. Codependency can also make people more attracted to individuals ‘in need’ who are suffering from mental health or addiction issues.
For example, a codependent person might enter a relationship with a narcissist because they will be attracted to someone who requires all of their attention and energy. Codependent people can also be attracted to individuals suffering from addiction because an individual in the thralls of addiction is highly vulnerable. If a person is suffering from codependency, there can be an eagerness to provide other people with excessive help and to minimize the influences of their actions. As such, the person who is struggling with an addiction can become dependent on that help. Together, codependency and addiction reinforce each other, delaying recovery for both parties.
Codependency treatment will involve therapeutic methods designed to help understand and change patterns of behavior. At Paracelsus Recovery, we believe that the mind-body connection is vital for robust emotional wellbeing so we strive to rebalance your health on physical, psychological, and social levels.
Codependency can sometimes become an addiction and it is highly relevant for addictive relationships. However, it is a more nuanced behavioral condition. Codependency personifies when one person puts another’s needs before their own. When codependency and addiction are present in the same relationship, the two behaviors can reinforce one another.
While the answer is never the same for everyone, for most people it begins during childhood. When children grow up in dysfunctional families they can come to believe that love is not unconditional. Instead, it is dependent on how pleased their parent is with them. As a result of these negative messages, children learn that to prevent rejection they must work to continually please their partners.
These conditions are very similar. In simplified terms, love addiction is the end of a spectrum that starts with codependency. Most love addicts will be codependent but not everyone who suffers from codependency will be a love addict. When a person suffers from codependency they cannot see themselves as separate from their relationship. When a person suffers from love addiction, they equally struggle to find the line between where they start and another person ends. They will also excessively idealize their partner(s), obsess over them, and use fantasies as a form of escapism.
Absolutely. Numerous treatment centers will have psychiatrists, specialist psychotherapists, or psychologists capable of helping clients overcome codependency. At Paracelsus Recovery, we treat codependency holistically. We will intertwine various therapeutic techniques to ensure that each treatment program satisfies your unique set of needs.