In Western culture, codependency is a virtual epidemic, and it’s not just women who experience it: 40 million Americans are considered codependent. But certain factors make this an especially common phenomenon among women. If you’ve started to notice patterns of particularly unequal and draining relationships...

Marijuana legalization initiatives swept the states in recent years, where recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states and medicinal marijuana is legal in 33. Yet, even though increasingly legal, it’s alarming that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 18 percent of those...

Increasingly widespread, dual diagnoses (also known as co-occurring disorders) affect over 7.9 million people in the US today. They’re complex and carry far-reaching consequences, and if you struggle with one, you know that finding the right treatment for it is both absolutely critical and hard...

Why Childhood Trauma Can Lead to CodependencyCodependency isn’t often thought of as an addiction, but it is possible for a person to develop codependency which strongly impacts the types of relationships they develop in their life. It is common for a codependent person to form...

Love and Codependency  Love and codependency are often confused for one another. Love is one of the most powerful and important human emotions because we are naturally wired for social connection. With tax benefits, government benefits, and medical benefits for married couples, our society encourages long...

12 Signs You May Be in a Codependent Relationship Are you worried that you may be involved in a codependent relationship?  You are not alone.  Most people associate codependency with a partner who has an alcohol and substance abuse addiction, but there are other situations that...

Healing Trauma: Holistic PTSD Recovery Healing trauma is vital to leading a healthy life because psychological trauma can change the course of a person’s life and in some cases leave devastating life-long scars.  Trauma can come from any situation that poses a threat to personal safety or...