Adult children and codependency

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Variences between ACOA siblingseach sibling might be impacted differently

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Clinical characteristics of ACOAsfundamentally based on the assumption that children see parental behavior as a reflection of the child's own self-worth
-allor nothing thinking
-exaggerated need for control
-avoidance of anger and other feelings
-avoidance of self-disclosure
-lack of trust
-difficulty with intimate relationships
-difficulty with emotional regulation

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ACOA risk factors
links to developing substance abuse problems later in life
less likely to marry, more likely to be in unhappy marriages, more likely to divorce
more likely to marry someone with a moderate-to-severe substance abuse problem
very little research on the impact of culture with this population

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What does a family disease for ACOAs meanaddiction is a family disease: the addiction affects everyone in the family system

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What is the importance of assessing for an ACOA

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Characteristics of codependency preoccupation with the problems of others and challenges with interpersonal relationships
shame and guilt
prolonged despair
impairment of identity development
confusion about what is normal and what is real

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4 elements of codependencyover involvement
obsessive attempts to control
extreme tendency to use external sources for self-worth
tendency to make personal sacrifices

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Criticisms of codependencyseen as pitting children of any age against parents and attacking the core structure of family
lack of a clear and universally used definition
gender bias
blames the client for failure
blames the victim
equares closeness with pathology
does not translate into collective culture narratives
lack of awareness and understanding in the differences between cultures