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The Relationship Model of Addiction (I) Codependency

One of the latest developments in the field of addiction is the Relationship Model of Addiction™(TRMA™. The prevailing approach to addiction for the past 50 plus years has been a medical-based model. When the American Medical Association established that alcoholism (which later became interchangeable with chemical dependency as well as addiction) qualified as a disease-a "pathological dependence," only objective or science-based criteria applied. Addiction was understood strictly from a medical perspective and only genetic, biochemical and behavioral factors were considered. The subjective arena was never broached and mental, emotional, psychological and relationship factors were virtually ignored.

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