Supporting a partner with an addiction can be a very challenging journey. Dr. Weiss’ prodependence approach revolutionized addiction healthcare by improving the ways we treat loved ones of addicts and other troubled people by offering them more dignity for their suffering rather than blame for the problem. Listen to today’s episode to learn more about prodependence.
In this episode with Dr. Rob Weiss, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- Understanding how the theory of codependency evolved in the psychiatric treatment community
- Why the traditional approach to healing for those partnered with an addict may not be healthy
- The importance of not shaming someone who is partnered with an addict
- How to best support a partner with an addiction
- And much more!
Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, an organization that provides online education and residential treatment for, porn, and substance/sex-addicted men and their families. Dr. Weiss is an online host for Digital Intervention on A&E and has served as a subject-matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, among others. He is the author of eleven books, including Prodependence, Sex Addiction 101, and Out of the Doghouse.
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