Posts Tagged "Co-Occurring Disorders"

A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

Posted by on 04 29 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

I’ve been on the road to recovery from addiction for over 20 years. My personal journey began with recognizing my issues with alcohol and substances. Though I never entered an in-patient rehabilitation program, I went to AA meetings and NA meetings and created a solid, sober, alcohol- and substance-free life. I felt healthy and whole, for the most part, but at a certain point I realized I was having issues with relationships: I couldn’t stay in one. I would quickly get bored and begin looking for something new and exciting. I was always thinking about what was next. While in committed...

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Am I Addicted To Love?

Posted by on 04 18 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Am I Addicted To Love?

Many people learn that they are struggling with love addiction after they’ve gone through many phases of addictive behaviors. They may have a dealt with problems with alcohol addiction, substance abuse and other chemical dependencies. Quite often, people who have been through treatment programs and/or 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) still find themselves struggling with some of the same core issues that led them to alcohol and substance dependency or abuse. Though they may be “clean and sober,” they still find themselves dealing with...

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What Are the Warning Signs for Co-Dependency and Co-Addiction?

Posted by on 07 05 13 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on What Are the Warning Signs for Co-Dependency and Co-Addiction?

It’s easy to lose oneself in daily activities. It can happen in work and in hobbies, but losing oneself in a relationship can be a clear indication of co-dependent behavior. The co-dependent person develops a pleasure mechanism whereby they feel best when putting others first. But the selfless acts are often a way of manipulating another’s behavior with the end result being a reward of some kind for having been so nurturing to that person’s needs. Most co-dependents have a hero complex whereby they derive great pleasure in being the person who controls the situation, whatever it may be,...

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