Codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. These issues often impact an individual’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships, leading them to form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. Co-dependency often affects a spouse, a parent, sibling, friend, or co-worker of a person who is struggling with alcohol or drug dependence.
Mary Gilbert, PhD (not Addictions)
Joanna Unangst, MA, LLP (not Addictions)