Raise your hand if you’ve heard the mantra, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”. This saying is It serves to remind people how powerless they are over the feelings, thoughts, and choices of others. If you’ve struggled with Addiction & Codependency in the past, It may be hard for you to accept that no matter how hard you try and no matter how good your plan is, you will not be able to ‘out smart’ the disease. Though there is no short cut or easy way around it, working with an addiction & codependency treatment professional to help you understand the in’s & outs of this disease will help you to cultivate a strong relapse prevention plan thereby, improving the likelihood of achieving your goals and finding freedom from Addiction & Codependency.
In the Medical & Psychological field, Addiction has been labeled as a “family disease” where everyone has a dysfunctional role to play. Individuals who suffer with &/or are at risk for substance use disorders or cross addictions, often maintain abstinence but do not know how to live sober, productive lives beyond putting down drugs or alcohol. During the process of recovery from Addiction, the other members of the household are typically infected with the disease of Codependency as well. Even if they do not become alcoholics/addicts themselves, they take on other compulsive behaviors and struggle with enabling the alcoholic/addicts in their life and engaging in enmeshed, dysfunctional relationships with emotionally unavailable people due to their fear of abandonment. In many cases, Codependency is also possible without the presence of addiction. There is where STA can provide you with the help you need.
By providing a non-judgmental therapeutic environment with a clinician who specializes in addiction & codependency, all individuals affected either personally or vicariously by addiction and codependency will be able to develop the tools necessary to live in recovery, experience freedom from self-defeating behaviors, and last but not least, how to form and maintain meaningful and loving relationships.
At STA, Our Addiction & Codependency program seeks to address your needs in the following ways:
– Individual Therapy for an individual with substance use disorders
– Individual Therapy for Codependents
– Process & Psychoeducational Groups
– Multi-family group/Family therapy 1x monthly
Currently, the Substance Use Recovery Group is set to begin in April on Mondays in Hackensack office 5:30-6:30 PM. If you are interested in finding freedom for your substance use or for codependency, please do not hesitate to call us. at 201-488-6678.