I could relate to this. I too, was codependent. My addiction was food. When I was in group therapy, the counselor would tell us not to go and use any substance to negate all the work we had done there. I don’t know what others did, but I would go home and make a huge bowl of popcorn because I could hardly wait to numb out. At that time, I didn’t think food was an addiction for me. You really don’t hear the term codependent much any more, but that doesn’t mean the struggle isn’t there. I enjoyed your piece. Thanks for your transparency.