Is addiction psychological or biological?

There are differing viewpoints but most addiction experts believe that psychological and biological factors, along with other interrelated factors (including societal, genetic, and environmental) play a role in addiction. Research tells us that there is a significant overlap between the neurological roots of drug ‘rewards’ and social rewards, for instance. National Institute on Drug Abuse… Continue reading Is addiction psychological or biological?

What is co-addiction?

Co-addiction describes a relationship between two people whereby one person’s addiction becomes a problem for both parties involved. The co-addicted person does not necessarily have an addiction themselves, but rather has developed an unhealthy dependence on, or interest in their significant other or their activities. Many addiction experts believe that some individuals are more prone… Continue reading What is co-addiction?

Is there coaching for codependency?

Yes, codependency is a learned behavior, and like other learned behaviors, it can be addressed and remedied through counseling. Codependency coaching involves helping the codependent person uncover the root causes of their relationship patterns, how these manifest in their current relationships, and how to break free from the addictive elements of codependency. For more information… Continue reading Is there coaching for codependency?

Is codependency an addiction?

Codependency is not an addiction in the traditional sense, but it certainly involves a compulsive pattern of behaviors that, when examined, resemble some of the traits seen in addiction. Characterized by an unhealthy dependence on another person, codependent people often have trouble maintaining healthy relationships because they’re so focused on taking care of someone else… Continue reading Is codependency an addiction?