Woman distressed going through the stages of addiction

Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive, chronic and potentially fatal condition that impacts tens of millions of Americans annually. The stages of addiction can progress rapidly, which can have severe and damaging consequences. All psychoactive substances can cause addiction, which can lead to physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. Recreational use can lead to abuse and addiction,…

A woman looks forlorn as she deals with codependency and addiction

Codependency and Addiction

Codependency and addiction often go together. Called codependent personality disorder by therapists, this condition usually has roots in childhood. Of course, the same is true of addiction. Together, these two conditions create a cycle that is hard to get out of without the right help. What Is Codependent Behavior? Codependent behavior varies from one person…