Cassandra Key hasn’t used since Sept. 21. That’s the day when Key, a heroin addict, enrolled in the Wells House @ Gale Recovery residential drug treatment program. As part of her recovery, which includes counseling and support groups, she takes Suboxone, a prescription medication used to treat opioid addictions. Like any patient on a prescription…

Codependency occurs when a person focuses on another’s behavior and problems as a means of avoiding his own issues or pain. It is common for friends and family members of alcoholics or drug addicts to become enmeshed in codependency. To enhance recovery from this style of interaction, it is important to find a codependency support…

Sex addiction: Explanation or excuse? Ian Kerner is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author. Read more from him on his website, iankerner.com. (CNN)From Anthony Weiner to Tiger Woods, there’s no shortage of so-called sex addicts these days. But is sex addiction a real condition? Getting to the bottom of…