Intense romantic love can make us feel swept off our feet, lost in its rapture and constantly preoccupied with thoughts of our lover. But sometimes, this kind of obsession can present as an unhealthy compulsion that leads us into damaging relationships. Love addiction – like...

All of us attract people and circumstances into our lives that reflect our internal beliefs. However, those struggling with sex addiction and codependency often carry a negative set of beliefs about themselves, and their sex lives reflect this. Codependency, at its core, is rooted in...

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...