What is codependency? (According to Wikipedia)

Codependency is a controversial concept for a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency, the most common theme is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity.

Codependency is a family disease

Although individuals suffer, addiction is truly a family disease.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence states that addiction “stresses the family to the breaking point” and impacts family unity, mental and physical health, finances and overall family dynamics. Living with addiction also puts family members under “unusual stress” and can have a dangerous impact on both adults and children as the stages of addiction progress……In order to cope with an addict’s unpredictable behaviors, family members may adopt certain dysfunctional behavior patterns. There are six common roles individuals typically assume, often without even realizing it. In general, children take on these roles when dealing with an addicted loved one, but adults may adopt them as well. (https://online.alvernia.edu/infographics/coping-with-addiction-6-dysfunctional-family-roles/)

The following are the common codependency roles the family will adopt when dealing with an addicted loved one.

  • The Addict. …
  • The Caretaker. …
  • The Hero. …
  • The Scapegoat. …
  • The Mascot. …
  • The Lost Child. …

Join us Monday, November 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Codependent…Stay in Your Lane INTRODUCTION.  It’s online and free!

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Attenders will receive a Codependent Family Roles Quiz.