For me, it happened when my zealous passion to help my spouse with his substance use disorder drowned out my common sense. But it wasn’t until I took the first step and admitted my life was out of control that I realized I was a Co-addict—always trying—never succeeding in my quest to cure my husband.  

If, like me, you believe you know how to fix, control, cure, and change the addict in your life, you are sharpening your Co-addict denial skills.

If, like me, you bring yourself down by trying to lift someone, that may be your Co-addictive behavior leading you to a deep pit of despair.

If, like me, you want to challenge your Co-addiction, you can begin with the basic truth—the only person we can change is ourselves. 

Are you ready to lift yourself out of your Co-addictive downward spiral and join me in taking Step One? We admitted we were powerless over our struggles—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Thanks to Zoom, there are countless Al-Anon, CODA, and Christ-centered Life Recovery Meetings, online that can help you climb out of the pit of despair. Who knows you may just pop on a meeting and hear me say,

Hi, my name is Diane, and I am a Recovering Co-addict.


I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing . . .
(Psalm 40:1-3 NLT).