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Enmeshment as Intoxication

Did you know that our brains can get “drunk” on relationships just as they can on substances or other behaviours? Perhaps you have noticed feeling high or intoxicated during a new romance. It may be more subtle to notice the high given by caretaking, people pleasing, and looking after others at the expense of self. This is enmeshment. It can provide intoxication and activate Addiction just as other behaviours can. This is the topic of our weekly recovery message.

These messages are developed by Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist and Clinical Services Director at HUM

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