Counseling in: Easton, Franklin and Wareham, MA

 call for a free phone consult  508-202-1811 ext 2

Building bridges of hope and healing through therapeutic relationship.

ADDICTION/CO-DEPENDENCY

Healthy Relationships Work!

CO-DEPENDENCY



Here is my favorite definition of Co-Dependency: I am OK if you are OK.

                                                                      I am not OK if you are not OK.


Ouch! Right?  That is Co-dependency in a nutshell.


I recommend reading anything my Melody Beattie Regarding this topic.


Co-dependency is often-times a side effect of living in an alcoholic and/or abusive home as a child. It is a learned way of being in relationship that was helpful at the time of early development. (Walking on eggshells, not causing upset, to avoid conflict, etc. ) However, in adulthood, co-dependency eventually becomes a burden as co-dependent relationships are a burden, burn people out and ultimately cause resentments, conflict and strife: the very thing that co-dependent behavior was supposed to prevent.  Counseling helps replace co-dependent thinking with inter-dependent relationships that are far more equitable and healthier for everyone involved.


Other issues related to co-dependency include: 

  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Control issues
  • Perfectionism
Spelling out Addiciton Recovery

Addictions treated include:
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Opiate dependence
  • Marijuana use
  • Prescription medication abuse other illicit drug use
  • Food addiction 


If you are a man that struggles with sex addiction, contact Leigh-Ann and you will be referred to a counselor that can help you.  

Leigh-Ann has extensive experience with 12 step recovery principles in AA and Al-Anon as well as Celebrate Recovery.
Recommendations for treatment, support and resources in this geographical area abound. Please contact us at ECS for help connecting to these resources.  

For loved ones of opiate dependent family members: in addition to counseling support, the organization "Learn to Cope" may be helpful.  This organization can be found on-line.