Codependency and the Recovering Addict - Virtual Rise and Shine


This presentation highlights the dynamics of a relationship when one or both persons are in recovery from substance abuse, but where one has tendencies towards codependency. Codependency will be defined. The presenter will describe how codependency affects relationships for a person in recovery. The presentation will also explore the dynamics of the relationship that make it difficult for the recovering person to recognize the need to leave the relationship. Strategies will be provided to help the recovering person separate from a partner who continues to use substances and to understand and recover from their own substance abuse and codependency.  


Following this session, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of codependency
  • Understand how codependency issues affect persons with substance use disorders
  • Gain an understanding of how to help recovering people recognize codependent relationships
  • Have information for appropriate referral

Carol Henderson, LICDC, LSW

Carol Henderson has been working in the substance abuse field for over 30 years. She is a licensed social worker and a licensed chemical dependency counselor with extensive experience working in addiction treatment, including oversight of extended care and residential sober living. Currently, Carol is the Clinical Director at New Vision Behavioral Health Services. She is a current member of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board and also serves as a member on the Community Correction Board. Carol graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and holds a Master's degree in Christian Counseling from Zoe University. 

Presentation: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Please RSVP at the Glenbeigh Rise and Shine link by June 29, 2021. 
This is a ZOOM platform virtual educational program. Access information will be shared with registered guests. 

1.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) have been applied for through:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • The Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The National Association of Social Workers

For more information, please contact Carrie Artman at or by calling 440-710-3244. 

Glenbeigh provides educational events at no cost as part of our community benefit initiative. Glenbeigh is a non-profit hospital providing the highest quality healthcare to those in need of alcohol and drug addiction treatment and supports ongoing addiction recovery efforts.