Are you ready to access the support you need to recover from codependency?

Codependency is the condition of the lost self.

More common than we think, codependency is being experienced at epidemic levels across the globe. It does not discern between age, culture, creed, gender, or economic status and in the words of Roslyn Saunders, Inner Help’s Codependency Recovery consultant, codependency is the ‘mother of all addictions’.


Codependency is present in normalised unhealthy behaviours and underpins all other addictions.

This includes addiction to substances like drugs and alcohol, as well as lifestyle addictions such as food, sex, work, drama, sickness, social media, shopping, gambling, exercise and relationships. These dependencies are all symptoms of unresolved codependency. Codependency becomes our identity and our focus, and like a person living in addiction to alcohol or drugs, it consumes our whole life.

We unconsciously use our codependency in cunning and manipulative ways to control and get attention or a negative form of love. We do this as a way to fulfil unmet emotional needs that developed during the formative years from birth to seven.


At Inner Help, we work with our clients to understand codependency by undertaking a practical program of change that addresses behaviours like:

Saying yes to things you don’t want to, and doing them anyway
Changing to please other people and losing yourself, especially in close relationships and friendships
Giving and doing for others to the point there’s nothing left for you
Fearing not being liked or approved of and subordinating to others
Experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic attacks
Waking with a feeling of foreboding, as if you can’t cope with the day ahead
Fearing that you’ll losing people in your life, as though you couldn’t live without them.

Acknowledging any one or all these traits in your own behaviour is an important first step towards implementing support for codependency recovery, and moving towards a life free from addiction.

Are you concerned about they codependency is impacting your life? Connect with us at Inner Help for an initial 20-minute and confidential call to discuss how we can support your recovery.


Like any addiction, the pain of unmet needs, trauma, and being unable to manage the associated emotions all underpin codependency. An addiction that presents in many forms you might know or have experienced it as:

Control – Either being controlled or controlling others.
Low self-esteem – From subordinating to the needs and wants of others.
Compliance – Compromising values and integrity to avoid rejection.
Denial – Difficulty identifying feelings.
Compromised health – Arising from poor eating and sleeping habits.
Addiction – Preventing us from being available to ourselves and others.

Codependency and addiction: What’s the connection?

Like all conditions, before it can be treated codependence must be identified. How do you know if you’re codependent? Although codependency is ‘invisible’, if you’re living in addiction in any area of life, there is a high probability unresolved codependency is sitting right underneath it.

That’s why at Inner Help, our approach incorporates both addiction and codependency recovery programs. Addressing addictive behaviours and codependency together makes for a recovery program that leads to lasting personal change.

Could facing codependency help with addiction recovery?

Facing addiction and codependency requires honesty about how these behaviours have affected, and are affecting, your life. Best done with support, it isn’t easys to acknowledge and accept the degree to which we have used people, places and things to replace the nurturing, acknowledgement, and approval that were perceived missing during the formative years from birth to seven.

By working with us at Inner Help, we will identify the root cause of your codependency and support you to navigate change away from maladaptive patterns to a healthier way of living.

Inner Help: Our approach to codependency recovery

When we are living in codependency, we can feel there is no way out. With decades of experience in codependency recovery, the team at Inner Help wants you to know sustainable recovery is possible. Our ethos is grounded in fundamental principles of practice.

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Addiction is not a disease you were born with, although it is a state of disease.
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While addiction may be generational, it is a function of learned behaviours and unconscious programming received during the formative years between birth and seven.
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Addiction is symptomatic of unmet needs from childhood and trauma experiences. Address the root cause and addictive behaviours can be released.
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Just saying ‘I’ll stop the addiction’ doesn’t work. Personal responsibility, a recovery program, support, and resources are key.
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We do not use the label addict or subscribe to the position that ‘once an addict, always an addict.’
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It is possible to recover from addiction without attending rehab, however you must have the right resources in place to support recovery.

Meet Roslyn Saunders, your Codependency Recovery Coach.

Roslyn Saunders is a codependency recovery coach with many years of lived experience addressing her own codependency and dealing with the addictions of her children. Now having worked as a codependency recovery coach, Roslyn’s specialty is in helping clients identify, address and heal their codependency and relationship addiction, particularly with families who have a loved one living in addiction. Roslyn has developed a unique program that helps people find the courage to heal long-standing emotional pain and embrace a fulfilling, enjoyable and more manageable life.


Personalised Program

We personalise the program to suit your individual needs and circumstances. We explore one’s individual underlying root causes as no one addiction treatment should be standard or treated the same as every other addiction. We all have unique traumas and reasons why we’re not coping.

Family Support

We believe improving and rebuilding the connections with the relevant relationships around us contributes to the long-term success of an individuals treatment. We offer support calls to family members or loved ones involved in one’s treatment journey. Connection is a two-way street!

Learn Proven Methods

We take our similar lived experiences and apply as well as teach you strategies and methods we have successfully used on ourselves and others for treatment. We don’t use traditional or the ‘standard’ failed methods to treat addiction. Addiction treatment is a LIFETIME INVESTMENT!

Root Cause Therapy

We use alternative methods, where we work on finding the underlying causes of addiction rather than just treating the symptoms like you would traditionally. We don’t believe in just stopping or going ‘cold turkey’. There is a deeper root cause that we need to recognise in order to treat addiction.

Ready to start your journey to recovery?



I found Adam at a point in life I have exhausted all the options of breaking an addiction to Ice well over a decade. At this stage I have suffered innumerable losses in life including losing my marriage and close contact with my kids.


I felt a deep connection and trust in Adam’s introductory contents and I sent an inquiry to get in touch. Response was swift with appointment confirmation received within minutes. Just by making that first step, I felt an instant relief which is rather subordinate to the trust that he instilled in me when we first connected over a phone call. I simply did not believe that deep seeded addiction such as this could be cured at all, despite having to cure it within 4 weeks. Assurance that Adam gave me was convincing and heartfelt. From that point things began to shift as we started to gain momentum in mutual understanding and trust in the healing process. I found Adam to be always available, eazy to connect, caring, and extremely trustworthy. I felt like I found a brother who I can do life with. He understood the nuts and bolts of the cycle of addiction. Relatability came easy for him.


The First 2 main sessions set the foundation where he understood my emotional blueprint for which he catered and devised remediation plans towards healing. I relapsed a few times during this period and the compassion and understanding that Adam showed set new standards for human connections and empathy. The real hunger in Adam to heal addiction stem from his own past and the power of that intent in itself was working the magic with all that he offered.


He introduced many ways to cope, break out and integrate. There were many options. I’ve chosen one that gave me an elevated perception through which not only it completely healed my addiction but also gave me a pathway to experience life in a new light. Light that fueled deeper connection with my partner, my two children, colleagues from work, social and spiritual spheres of life. Two months after I took the first step, here I stand empowered, clean and unsullied by any cravings. I chose to write this review as I felt the task was a necessity not an option as it is my wish and hope that message gets out that, “There Is Hope” for anyone who’s suffering from an addiction and I would entrust Adam with his methods.

I contacted Adam because my life had derailed, and I felt trapped by my own negative behaviours and addictions. The addictions had caused so much heartache for all who surrounded me and broken down so many relationships.

Through my work with Adam I was able to identify the root causes of my behaviours and within a couple of sessions began to feel like an emotional weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Adam supported me and my family to understand the causes of behaviours and it saved my closest relationships.

I now understand more about myself and how to understand and deal with my emotions. Thank you, Adam. You have given me my second chance in life, and I now feel healthier and happier.

When I first contacted Adam, my life was spiralling out of control. Adam helped me understand the Root Cause of my addiction and we together identified the emotions I didn’t know how to feel, my entire life.

My relationship with friends and family were at breaking point and by the 2nd week of the program, I was able to start feeling emotions I was terrified to feel before, I realised how easy it was to begin to live a healthy life. I began to repair relationships and understand how I had arrived where I was at in life.

I can honestly say, my life is worth living again and I owe it all to Adam, for helping me to see what I needed to learn.

Thank you Adam and Inner Help for all that you have given me through the 4 week program I did recently. I was drinking everyday and couldn’t stop, my wife was ready to leave me and my future looked hopeless.

You helped me understand my trauma from childhood and how it impacted my adult life. Once I learned how to manage my emotions, I began to drop my fears and to take my life back.

I would recommend this program to anyone with an addiction who needs help.

Adam is an incredibly genuine and caring human being. He listens with an open heart and mind and has the ability to reflect back pearls of wisdom that have guided me to finding answers within myself.

After every session I have had with Adam, he has checked in on me and gone above & beyond to ensure my emotional well-being. He has generously offered me resources for my integration process and has been transparent with me about stories from his journey that might give me insight within my own.

From all the therapists I’ve seen, Adam has been by far the most attentive I’ve experienced. It is clear that he is passionate and devoted to helping people and I feel incredibly grateful to have found him as a reliable and relatable ally on my healing and personal development journey.

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