Co-Dependency Treatment [250 words keywords: Co-dependency]

In any relationship where one person enables another person’s self-destructive patterns, or undermines the other person’s proper role in the relationship, is referred to as codependency. These relationships are dysfunctional because one person takes on a role, most of the time unknowingly, that encourages the other person’s negative behavior to various levels of intensity. If the dysfunctional behavior is intense and strong enough, a person for example, who is struggling with drug and alcohol abuse will lose their sense of “self” and exacerbate an already serious situation. In addition, these behaviors can be perpetuated and passed on to children or others living in the same environment. Co-dependency treatment is essential for someone who is coming off long-term addictions, and is provided through family counseling, and individual and group therapies.

The cycle of co-dependency in a spousal or familial relationship slowly erodes feelings and expressions of love to the point where it becomes difficult for those engaged in a codependent situation, to show the unconditional love they have for each other. Co-dependency treatment identifies enabling conditions and self-destructive patterns, and offers solutions for changing or replacing this behavior with other more positive actions that will break the cycle of codependency. Co-dependency treatment is one of the valuable services provided at The Counseling Center in a manner specific to the each individual’s unique circumstances.


Compulsive Behaviors Education [250 words keywords: compulsive behavior]

Compulsive behavior refers to repeated behavior that a person feels compelled to perform. This can be something such as washing your hands repeatedly, even when the hands are not dirty or soiled, or compulsively buying things that are not needed. There are many types of compulsive behavior and it includes habitual alcohol or drug use as the response to an obsessive memory or thought. There is a difference between addiction, and compulsive behavior is that addiction is prompted by an urge or desire for pleasure and compulsive behavior is an insatiable need to do something.

Compulsive behavior requires a different treatment and set of coping techniques, than addiction, and the existence of both in a person’s life is a dual diagnosis that is treated separately when an individual enters a recovery treatment. The Counseling Center will always give each patient an introductory assessment that includes a thorough mental health evaluation where mental disorders are identified for treatment. A successful completion of the recovery treatment hinges upon the honesty and sincerity a person exercises during his or her first interview. There is no reason why a mental health disorder for which there is help to maintain under control, should be a constant drawback for someone’s desire to recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Compulsive behavior education is the first step to identify a possibly underlying condition that many times is closely associated with drug and alcohol addiction. Learn to recognize the symptoms and treatments covered in compulsive behavior education.