Codependency is a condition that often leads people to self-medicate with alcohol. In fact, many of the people who are alcoholics suffer from codependency to some degree.
Everyday Health describes codependency as a relationship condition in which two people have become so involved and invested in one another that they can't function on their own. Usually, your mood, identity and happiness are defined by the other person in the relationship.
For those who are codependent, there are generally two roles to play. One role is someone who is passive and is unable to make his or her own decisions. The other role is a more dominant personality that thrives on controlling the other person. In other words, it comes down to a desire to control and a desire to be controlled.
You may be wondering if you're codependent, but it's probably something you never really thought of before. According to Reference.com, there are a number of symptoms you can look for, including:
Codependents are also at a high risk of alcoholism as a way to self-medicate and soothe the way that they feel.
If you feel that you may be codependent, and you have turned to alcohol as a way to feel more in control of your life, Ashwood Recovery can help you. Please contact us so that we can advise you about what you should do for treatment.Contact Us