Overcome Codependency and Develop Healthy Relationships. Codependency is the tendency to over-control others. There is a very noble, unselfish, and authentic desire to help other people, but there is also a selfish component to codependence. The codependent is often very insecure and is just as dependent on the substance abuser as the abuser is on their substance. People who are co-dependent typically grew up in alcoholic or chemically dependent families and learned directly from their family of origin how they should act, and are simply just repeating what was taught. Relationships should be characterized by strong and equal relationships devoid of excessive need. This mental health video teaches how to accomplish this. Break the destructive co-dependent/addictive game that is so prevalent in the world today. Codependency is a disorder that can be understood and treated effectively and this educational video is presented in clear and easily understood language. By Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT Copyright © 2006. Jef has been a leader in the field of addiction and codependence relationships for over 36 years. This video is a great place to begin your recovery from this syndrome. The other self-help videos in the series includes: Dysfunctional Families, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Boundaries, Love Addiction, Chemical Dependence, Communication and Assertiveness, and Parenting. Each video in this series describes in detail a major psychological and behavioral condition, and the signs and symptoms of each disorder are delineated and solutions to those problems addressed. This psychology video offers one (1) NBCC-approved CE clock hour. Running Time: 42:45 minutes Watch this video on Codependence right from your computer today. It's faster and inexpensive! See a Sample of this Codependence Educational Video This is a review of this psychology video by a therapist: Your relationship to the substance abuser can be very unhealthy. This DVD explores this dynamic and provides insight into the symptoms and origins. Having a healthy self-image is the road to happiness and simply cannot overly depend on the of those you are trying to help. Misplaced compassion is not the answer. The answer is within this video.