The word codependency clearly touched a nerve when it first plowed its way into our common vernacular. Initially it grew out of the twelve step term co-addict, which was a way of describing the spouse of the addict; however as it didn’t really didn’t tell the right story, it morphed into co-dependent. It was a kind of grassroots way of naming the situation that a spouse found themselves in when they were connected in every way possible to an addict, married to them, having children with them and living their daily lives or trying to live them together.
The Meadows "Heart Award" was presented on Wednesday, February 7 at the NYC luncheon and it was a great success. For those that couldn’t attend, read more about what Tian Dayton and the recipient, Anita Ronis had to say about the award.
My father’s and my favorite dish was lamb and green beans, “arni fasolia” in Greek which is what we called it. My father would take me into the kitchen if he’d made it and give me a spoon to taste immediately, we always thought it was our best try ever. And it always was.
Laying your personal struggles out for the world to see cannot be easy for anyone, but we applaud those who face their issues and seek help for recovery.
Conference season is in full swing! Here’s a summary of summer events where you can hear our expert staff and advisors speak about the latest and greatest advancements in behavioral health.