Love Addiction &Co-Dependency

Core Recovery is a state of Arizona licensed outpatient mental health facility. We use evidence-based techniques for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to ensure you receive the top-level care you need from day one.

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Find Comfort & Understanding

We understand the embarrassment, guilt and sometimes even shame that can come with these addictions. You’ll find a warm, nonjudgmental, safe space here at Core Recovery to explore these issues you are facing.

Are you uncertain about what you’re feeling? We can help you “check-in” with yourself and determine if you do have an addiction to love, or are experiencing an unhealthy co-dependency. After all, everyone deserves to experience healthy love and relationships in their lives.

Typical Symptoms


Love addicts tend to use their intensely stimulating romantic experiences to (temporarily) fix themselves and feel emotionally stable. Typically, love addicts are desperate to please and they fear the other’s unhappiness. Love addicts also tend to choose partners who are emotionally absent and may be verbally or physically abusive.


Co-dependents often feel they must care for the other at all costs in order to be worthy of their love and attention. In some situations, the relationship can turn manipulative, where the co-dependent person feels they must control the other’s life in order to keep them safe.

Love Addiction Help

Love addiction is the intense longing an addict feels for a person, relationship, or experience that will provide them with the emotional and life stability they lack. In most cases, love addiction is the result of unresolved relational trauma and can be extremely disruptive in an individual’s life and relationships. Using post-induction therapy coupled with other individualized treatment methods, Core Recovery clinicians facilitate the process of healing wounds from past trauma and learning how to have functional adult relationships.

It’s a process of self discovery. Treating this addiction will require acknowledging the addiction, realizing how it can be harmful, and following the steps to stop the addictive cycle from reoccurring.

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Co-Dependency Help

Surprisingly, co-dependency is not an actual mental illness, but rather a developed response to dealing with someone with mental illness. We understand it’s difficult to ask for help. People struggling from co-dependency are accustomed to being needed, not the reverse.

The thought of ending a co-dependent relationship can be frightening, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In some instances, a co-dependent relationship can be altered without having to end. Improvement may require one or all of the people in the co-dependent relationship to get treatment.

The help that you seek is here at Core Recovery. Core Recovery has knowledgeable specialists who can provide the caring support and individualized treatment you need.

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