Codependency, Perceived Interparental Conflict, and Substance Abuse in the Family of Origin

  title={Codependency, Perceived Interparental Conflict, and Substance Abuse in the Family of Origin},
  author={Theresa M. Knudson and Heather K. Terrell},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={245 - 257}
Codependency has been found to originate in many different environments, namely the family of origin. The most popularly researched environment is the family of origin that exhibits substance abuse. However, little research has clearly demonstrated that codependency is most prevalent in children of substance abusers. Previous research has not examined how codependency is correlated with perceived interparental conflict. This study examined the relationships among codependency, interparental… 
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