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Codependency you can be drug free

Codependency you can be drug free

BY

PETER KIRAGU NDERO (COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST)

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Codependency you can be drug free

  • WELCOME


What is addiction

What is addiction?

  • It is a chronic, Relapsing, Primary disease.

    Characterized by:-

  • Tolerance

  • Compulsion

  • Physical dependence

  • Psychological dependence

  • Characteristic withdrawal syndromes


Types of addiction

Types of addiction

  • Drug Addiction

  • Sex/People Addiction

  • Food Addiction

  • Medicine Addiction

  • Work Addiction

  • Money Addiction

  • Religion Addiction


Why people take drugs

Why people take drugs

THE SOCIETY

THE DRUG

THE INDIVIDUAL


Dancing with the devil

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

DRUG

ADDICT

DRUG

DRUG

DRUG


The society

THE SOCIETY

  • Abandons the Addict

  • Stigmatises the Addict

  • Commits no Resources


Categories of drugs

Categories of drugs

  • Depressants analgesics:-

  • Ordinary pain killers & narcotics


Ordinary pain killers

Ordinary pain killers

  • Brufen

  • Panadol

  • Asprin

  • They account for more deaths than all the narcotics combined because of availability.


Narcotics

Narcotics

  • Mainly refers to the products of the opium tree.

  • Heroine, Morphine, Codeine Methadone, Dipipanone etc.

    THEY CREATE EUPHORIA BY DEPRESSING THE CNS.


Hypnotics and sedatives

Hypnotics and sedatives

  • They reduce tension and induce sleep by depressing the CNS in small amounts.

  • Example include:

  • Antidepressants

  • Alcohol

  • Mandrax

  • Glue etc

    In large amounts they cause Stupor, Coma and Death.


Stimulants

Stimulants

Drug that enhance Elertness and Energy, cause Euphoria and reduce Sleep and Appetite.

  • Cocaine

  • Khat

  • Nicotine

  • Amphetamines

    Euphoria is quickly followed by Depression.


Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

They Distort Perception and hence Generate Euphoria. However they can cause terror.

Example is LSD. (LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE) and its many Synthetic and Natural Preparations.


Psychedelics

PSYCHEDELICS

They produce:-

  • Perceptual Distortion

  • Thought Distortion

  • Emotional Distortion

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Ego Boundary Distortion

  • Spirituality


Effect of drug abuse

Effect of drug abuse

Immediate direct action of the drug on tissues

Long term direct action of the drug

Direct reaction of the sudden withdrawal of the drug

Indirect effect of the ion of the drug

Effects of methods of use.


Drugs abused in uon

Drugs abused in uon

Exploratory research indicates that the following drugs are abused in UON.

  • Alcohol – some rooms might be pubs

  • Cannabis – peddling and use has penetrated halls ( both genders)

  • Khat, Nicotine, heroine, cocaine, cocktails

  • Drug addiction and abuse coexists with sex addiction and sex trade.


Drugs abused in nairobi

Drugs abused in Nairobi

Exploratory research indicates serious abuse of Alcohol ( Chang’aa, Bathura, Marwa & Methanol)

Nicotine (shisha), Khat, heroine, cocaine, “ Rohibno,” CANNABIS, sleeping pills and antidepressants in most neighbourhood.

Drug abuse coexists with sex addiction and sex trade.


Source of addictive disorders

Source of addictive disorders


Codependency syndrome

Codependency syndrome

A disease of self personhood and arrested identity formation

First observed in children and spouses of alcoholics who behaved like alcoholics yet they were teetotallers.

Its observed in people living with chronically ill people and recovering addicts.


How codependency syndrome develops

How codependency syndrome develops

Exposure to

  • Codependency situations

  • Prohibition of spontaneous expression

  • Prohibition of expressing vulnerability

  • Where love is denied

    A state of continuous oppression and brutality ( Dictatorship, double binds)


Symptoms of codependency

Symptoms of codependency

  • Controllers

  • Superhelpers

  • Stoics

  • Perfectionists

  • Super achievers

  • Etc


Overcoming codependency

Overcoming codependency

  • Practice detachment

  • Avoid being reactionary

  • Set yourself and others free

  • Remove the victim/ don’t give away John’s head

  • Boundaries: no is no

  • Fall in love with yourself


The donkey syndrome lse

The donkey syndrome (lse)

  • Overbearing, angry, tired, burnt out

  • Dirty and abandoned

  • Down cast and whipped

  • Bound and sick

  • Kicks and dramatizes anger

  • Crying often and difficult to console

  • Hungry


Source of lse

Source of lse

Families giving children conditions of worth perfectionism, religion addicts, workaholics unavailable to give love.

  • Child Abuse

  • Families with chronically ill members

  • Early loss, divorce and separation

  • Personal failure/ or disaster.


Symptoms of the donkey syndrome

Symptoms of the donkey syndrome

Cognitive dysfunction

Negative automatic scripts

  • Emotional dysfunction

  • Heavy negative feelings confusion and fusion

  • Behaviour dysfunction

  • Poor relationship life

  • Poor communication

  • Addictive disorders and codependency


How to be a zebra

How to be a zebra

  • Beautiful and radiant ( attractive)

  • Happy and confident

  • Free

  • Laughing and singing not crying

  • Strong and focused

  • Healthy community with friends


Overcoming lse

Overcoming lse

  • Self help books

  • Personal therapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Assertiveness skills training

  • Emotional mastery skills

  • Non codependent use of alcohol

  • AA and the 12 steps


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