Codependency is regarded as a controversial concept but it’s one that we recognise and have seen in previous situations.
It can be difficult to understand and the diagnosis varies but we see it usually as where one person is addicted to a drug and the second person supports and is dependent on the others’ behaviour in the addicted state. This can be very dangerous to both parties and lead to a downward spiral to poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility or under-achievement.
We help people, normally those who are a relative or close to somebody with an addiction, understand how their behaviours affect themselves and the individual with addiction and provide the techniques to enable them to move forward.
Since 1974, Broadway Lodge has supported thousands of people to begin their recovery journey from addiction to alcohol, as well as drugs and addictive behaviours including sex, gambling, gaming and codependency. The 12 Step philosophy underpins the treatment programme at Broadway Lodge, but that’s just one element. Our comprehensive integrated schedule means that clients will be involved in so much more than solely working through the 12 Steps. For instance, there’s regular one to one counselling, daily group therapy sessions, complementary therapies and psycho-educational lectures and workshops, not to mention the 24/7 medical and peer support.
Our counsellors work with clients both individually and in a group setting to explore their attitudes, beliefs and behaviours as well as other underlying issues, and enable clients to develop tools and healthy coping mechanisms in a safe and supportive environment.
We can support individuals who have dual diagnosis where another condition co-exists alongside co-dependency, such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD).