Before reviewing the addiction codependency assessment, it is important to look at these behaviors as they relate to your loved one’s behaviors and substance use.

For example, a father may read, “I usually think I know what’s best for other people,” and say, “That’s not me,” which may be so in a particular case. However, not wanting to do an intervention by thinking he can talk his son or daughter into treatment because dad knows what’s best – that would be an example of codependency.

A mother may say, “I don’t feel guilty when I say no,” and to most people in society, that may ring true. But when her son or daughter pressures her for $20 and the keys to the car, she may surrender out of guilt.

Again, please view these behaviors in regard to specific situations in your home with your loved one and not your behavior outside of that.

 

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Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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