Is there a cure for co-dependency?
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Individuals who are suffering from co-dependence may seek assistance through various therapies,
sometimes accompanied by chemical therapy for accompanying depression.
In addition, there exist support groups for codependency; some of these are Co-Dependents Anonymous
(CoDA) and Al-Anon/Alateen, Celebrate Recovery, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA), which are based on
the 12-Step model of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Many books have been written on the subject of co-dependence. Melody Beattie was one of the first to describe
such behaviors. She is the author of Codependent No More among many other volumes. Melody Beattie
writes that codependency is unique in that recovery can be fun and liberating. Oftentimes, a part of being
codependent is a resistance to being able to HAVE FUN AND PLAY! So part of recovery from codependency is
learning how to let go and have fun. Therefore it’s bound to be liberating, and fun as we learn how to let go and
Treatment(s) can include:
12-step self-help program – Codependents Anonymous
Group and Experiential Therapy to desensitize patients to triggers and teach coping skills
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