G is for Going it alone

When I first started teaching at a drug and alcohol treatment center, I had the worlds best mentor. He was a guy named Phil Diaz who specialized in codependency.

I was lucky enough to work shoulder to shoulder with him while we ran groups together on this topic.

Talk about getting my chops! Whoa~ that was an amazing experience!

In any case, he taught me something I already knew but said it in a brand-new way.

He said, people who grow up in addiction (ACOAs) are compulsively self-reliant.

YES! Not just a loner. I was compulsive about doing it all by myself. I needed and wanted to be in control!

 In the video, I explain how this behavior directly correlates it binge eating.

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