Lytvynchuk Lesya Mykhaylivna Литвинчук Леся Михайлівна


The article reveals the problem of co-dependency as a lacking sense of internal self-importance. The problem of co-dependency which is being raised by psychiatrists, drug treatment specialists, psychologists, neurologists is increasingly actualized due to every year expansion and deepening of chemical addiction scale. The article exposes the concept of co-dependency, examines the psychological component of a personality that seeks to control the behavior of others rather than care about the satisfaction of his own vital needs. A co-dependent person ceases to distinguish between his own needs and goals and the goals and needs of his loved ones. Feelings and interaction methods circle around, inevitably bringing the individual back to reproducing the same mistakes, problems and failures. The article emphasizes that any significant relationship generates a certain amount of emotional co-dependency, since letting our loved ones in our life, we will surely respond to their emotional state and one way or another, adjust ourselves to their lifestyles, tastes, habits and needs. However, "healthy" or mature relationship always leaves enough space for meeting our own needs, achieving personal goals and individual personal development. Psychoactive substance addiction is a family disease that is why addiction therapy system should include not only drug addiction treatment, but also co-dependency treatment. Help is required for the patient, as well as his wife, parents and other relatives living together with him. Addictive behavior correction program can not purport to be effective without the representation of a personalized approach directed at a specific addict and his family. The emphasis on the significance of this position is extremely important at the initial stage of correction, drug addicts differ in addiction development degree.

Keywords: co-dependency, need, value, personality disorder, adaptation disorder, controlling behavior, scope of emotions, external evaluation.

Accepted: 2016.12.07

Reviewed: 2016.12.18

Published: 2016.12.29

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