Whether it is you or someone that you love with a substance abuse issue, overcoming codependency is usually a part of the recovery process. At Lucida Treatment Center, a\u00a0women's rehab program in Lantana, Florida can help addicts, and their families will find help overcoming codependency. What is Codependency? Codependency occurs when one person in a relationship is solely focused on the needs, wants, or happiness of the other. Codependency and addiction go hand in hand. Commonly, the spouse, sibling, child, parent, or even the friend of an addict takes on this codependent role. However, it is not uncommon for an individual already in a codependent relationship to later develop a reliance on drugs or alcohol themselves. Estimates indicate that as many as\u00a090% of Americans possess\u00a0codependent tendencies. Due to the deep-seated nature of codependency development, these relationships are incredibly complicated. Codependency, while it seems to benefit one person in a relationship fully, is damaging to all parties. In fact, codependent efforts to appease or satisfy their partner will invariably fall short. However, their continued efforts result in addicts sustaining on a destructive path, or even a non-addict not thriving while their needs are met by the codependent. What Are the Signs of Codependency? Of course, as you begin on a journey of recovery, it will be essential to examine all of your relationships. Commonly, addiction will root itself in people with families and relationships that are already experiencing dysfunction. The same goes for codependency, as it has a tendency to develop where dysfunction already exists. You may recognize some of\u00a0the following signs: \tAvoiding conflict and arguments to your own detriment \tDifficulty making decisions, even the small ones \tPoor communication with those closest to you \tChronically angry or lonely \tFear of abandonment \tLack of trust in yourself and others \tResistance to change, even when it appears to be for the better \tIntimacy fears and a lack of practical boundary setting \tUnhealthy\u00a0and overwhelming need for approval, appreciation, acknowledgment The Keys to Overcoming Codependency Overcoming codependency is not a simple process. In essence, each person in a codependent relationship has to address their issues independently, and together. Often, codependent tendencies develop in childhood and therefore require in-depth investigation. Without examining the root of codependency, and its relationship to current behaviors, overcoming codependency would be quite tricky, if not impossible. Tackling codependency requires education about how the behaviors and relationship imbalances develop. In many cases, where addiction is involved in the equation, an understanding of the implications of caretaking is crucial. More often than not, a caretaker is likely doing more harm to the addict than good. Also, independent, group, and family therapy programs in FL are crucial. These therapies help codependents identify improper behavior patterns. Learning how to get in touch with their true feelings allows them to start building a more healthy dynamic for their relationships. There are a few key components for beginning the process of overcoming codependency: \tRecognize and cease any caretaking behaviors that permit abuse or another's addiction to continue \tIndependent therapy specifically aimed at finding the root of codependent tendency \tA codependent must begin to address their own needs \tLearn how to say no \tLearn how to ask for help \tLearn how to set boundaries and become more comfortable with intimacy At Lucida Treatment Center in Lantana, FL addiction specialists work with addicts, and their families to treat the addiction, as well as build healthier relationships and family dynamics. With the help of a quality drug rehab center in FL, you can overcome addiction and regain control over your life. For help getting on the road to recovery, contact us today.