John Eklund, M.S.W.
Addicted to You: The Role of Boundaries and 12-step Recovery in Treating Codependency (With CE’s)
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET


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*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit

Addicted to You: The Role of Boundaries and 12-step Recovery in Treating Codependency

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET 


John Eklund, M.S.W., is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and ordained minister. John has been serving individuals and families as a social worker, counselor, and pastor for over two decades. Having worked as a national director for one of the largest faith-based recovery programs in the world, John has helped hundreds of churches throughout the country start and grow recovery ministries. John currently works as a therapist at One-Eighty Counseling and as the Pastor of Recovery at Temple City Church. John is also the founder and national director of a Christ-centered 12-step program he founded in 2020 called Recovery Alive. John lives in Smithfield, North Carolina, with his wife of 25 years and his four beautiful daughters. 


Amid the most devastating drug epidemic in history, a comprehensive strategy for treating families and loved ones of those suffering from substance use disorders is often neglectedFailing to treat the family and social systems of those battling substance abuse risks perpetuating the cycle of addiction. Recognizable patterns of dysfunctional emotional, social, and physical behavior in the family and loved ones of those suffering from substance use disorders have long been identified by healthcare professionals as codependency. Codependency shares symptoms of dependent and borderline personality disorders, though neither diagnosis encompasses the relational elements common with codependents. In this workshop, the symptoms of codependency will be examined, along with the impact of addiction on family systems and how family members can impede the progress of their loved ones through addiction counseling. Treatment options, including boundary implementation and the 12-step recovery model, will be explored for treating codependent individuals and families. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will:

  1. Describe the originations of codependency, and codependency’s current relevance in mental health and substance abuse treatment 
  2. Develop a family and social systems approach to substance use disorder treatment 
  3. Analyze and develop treatment options for codependent recovery 


 Continuing Education

Approved for 2.0 ASWB and 2.0 IBCC CE Credits

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 *Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit.