Collateral Damage of Addictions Course

Collateral Damage of Addictions

Co-Dependent Behaviors | taught by Troy L. Love

This course was designed for addicts and partners who have enrolled in the LifeStar Network Sexual Addiction Treatment Program. For more information on LifeSTAR, please visit the Lifestar Network at

In this course, we explore the concept of codependency and how it relates to sexual addiction. Individuals in relationships with addicts often find themselves dealing with unhealthy behaviors as a way of trying to connect with their loved one. The consequence is that the relationship continues to become more and more strained.

Students will identify two ways in which individuals deal with the loss of connection and acceptance. The course is primarily lecture based. A questionnaire about codependency and a list of reading materials to learn more will be provided within the course.

If you or a loved one is affected by addiction in your relationship, this course will help you to have a better understanding of steps that can be taken to begin the healing process.


Taking this course has helped me to understand myself and the sickness I have had for my entire life called co-dependency. Prior to this course I had been learning about co-dependency, but this course really honed it in and brought into focus the truth of co-dependency and the statement that I have known to be true about addiction, that it is a behavior all about numbing and avoiding pain. I loved the analogy of the butterfly and enabling, as well as the rattlesnake and tending to our own wounds. Thanks so much for this course!

- Dawn

Course Contents

5 Videos
1 Quiz

Course Curriculum

The Shame Two-Step
What is Co-dependency?
You Might Have Co-Dependent Behaviors If...
Healing from Co-Dependency
Troy L.  Love
Troy L. Love

About the instructor

Two-time Amazon best-selling Author, Troy also serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services. He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. Troy also received Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University. Troy is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider from Mid-American Nazarene University.

Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy. Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.

Troy is currently the Lead facilitator of the LifeStar Network, a nationally recognized Sexual Addiction program which he currently runs at Yuma Counseling Services.

Troy is an excellent presenter, facilitator, author, and teacher. His unique set of skills are available for both individuals seeking healing in their personal lives as well as for organizations who are seeking to improve outcomes. Troy has done workshops, lectures, and facilitated group discussions on sensitive issues to increase understanding of these issues and to facilitate change. 

You can reach Troy by calling 928-276-9535 or via email at