Codependency and addiction tend to work in tandem as many people rely on substances for emotional support or a means of escape. The addiction becomes a codependent relationship of its own and you may not feel as though you are strong enough to live without that particular drug. Codependency can also fuel addiction and addictive behaviors, but you can receive help in overcoming codependency.
The addictive behaviors act to further reinforce the notion that you need a substance. Thus, you find yourself in a vicious cycle where you may not see a way out. Codependency in terms of addictive behavior also shows itself in the relationships you have with others where one person is an enabler, and the other person is the manipulator. In addiction and substance abuse, the enabler is the passive person who encourages the manipulator’s addictive behavior. Enablers usually have low self-esteem or fear of abandonment, which prevents them from staging an intervention. The manipulator is the one who engages in substance abuse, whether it be drugs or alcohol.
Services for Overcoming Codependency and Substance Abuse
If you or someone you love is codependent on drugs, parting with such addictions can be hard. Oftentimes, the attempts to quit an addiction cold turkey results in even worse relapses. Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers a variety of programs such as the medication-assisted treatment program or MAT. We use FDA-approved medications to help combat any potential cases of withdrawal you might experience. Due to the severity and commonality of overdoses, we aim to prevent relapses and work to promote a steady recovery. MAT is just one of many addiction services offered. There are also programs geared towards rehabilitating the mind as well. Such services include psychotherapy, like cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical therapy program, family therapy, trauma therapy, and life skills.
Mental Health Assistance to Combat Addiction and Overcome Codependency
Mental illness and addiction are closely linked together and often go hand in hand. Some people begin taking drugs due to a preexisting psychological problem. Negative psychological effects may also come only as a result of using drugs. If your substance abuse or addiction originated as a means to self-medicate emotional trauma, then you should seek therapy to unravel these deeper rooted issues.
Our addiction therapy program in Kansas includes services like cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, dialectical behavior treatment, and trauma therapy. If your addiction has put a wedge between you and your loved ones, we also offer family therapy. This therapy program gives each family the ability to build bridges and create healthier relationships. Your family will be better equipped to support you while you are recovering. Also, it’s important for the family to understand the particular triggers to avoid. Unfortunately, some people relapse because they return to the same toxic home environment that facilitated their psychological disease in the first place. Hence, this is why family therapy can benefit those with families who truly want to help in the recovery process.
Reclaim Your Life and Emotional Independence
Having an addiction tends to put a lot on hold. By receiving medical treatment and mental therapy, you can get back to living a healthy, more productive life. Rehab gives you the proper tools to deal with your emotions in a healthy and effective way. Addiction is never your solution as it only creates more problems while temporarily masking the issues you already have. You can reestablish confidence and learn new strategies to cope with triggers. You’ll also build more self-control when it becomes to functional connections between your thoughts and actions. Lastly, you’ll feel empowered to address memories of past emotions and the causes of your addiction.
As trapped as you may feel dealing with substance abuse, it doesn’t have to be permanent. The first step is to make the decision to get help and be open to receiving help. Our therapy program helps you on your road to recovery. If you need medical help and emotional support while recovering from an addiction, call Sunflower Wellness Retreat at 855.730.8825 for more information.