Preconceived notions and “one size fits all” thinking litters the world of chemical dependency, but you can’t lump all addicts into one specific category.A perfect example of that statement would be “high-functioning addicts.” So, what is a high-functioning addict and what are some of the signs people in this group would likely display?Since that time legislators and community organizations have increased their efforts to fight alcoholism through research, educational programs and public awareness.Most alcoholics begin as social drinkers, but somewhere along the way, their drinking patterns change.They found that often a spouse or partner helped to maintain the addictive behaviour.As far as individual causes, therapists now consider a range factors which contribute to codependent behaviour.
The problem is that, nine times out of ten, Hollywood gets it wrong.
Chemical Dependency has since grown to be one of the number one problems in the United States according to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
It has also grown to be one of the greatest destructive forces of lives and property in existence.
In this case, codependency and addiction directly contribute to maintain unhealthy behavior.
Codependency was first noticed in the 1950s by psychotherapists treating clients with alcoholism.