Co-addict is another term for codependent. It was first described as the partner of an alcoholic or addict. Recently, we have realized that the co-addict develops their codependence and their addictions the same way that addicts do. The only difference is that a co-addict may not have developed secondary physical addictions such as alcoholism, drugs, sex, etc. Our experience is that co-addiction is one of the most challenging forms of addiction to recovery from…and is often accompanied by extreme denial. The co-addict believes that the problem is with the addict and their job is to fix him/her.
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