Scratch a drunk or a drug addict and a CODEPENDENT bleeds. Do we even really know what CODEPENDENCE is and all of its destructiveness? No… Codependence is a deeply rooted, compulsive behavior. It is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional family systems. We attempted to use others as our sole source of identity, value, well-being, and as a way of trying to restore our emotional losses. Our histories may include other powerful addictions which we have used to cope with our codependency. We gather-together, to support and share with each other, in a journey of self-discovery - learning to love the self. We have all learned to survive life, but in 12-Step recovery, we are finally learning to live life.