OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Pro & Con The treatment of codependency has been the source of recent controversy. Over the years the definition of codependency has been expanded from its original application to the families of substance abusers to include all types of dysfunctional families. At the same time, behavioral health treatment facilities have rapidly expanded the number of codependency treatment units that are providing outpatient and inpatient services for these families. While the codependency movement has gamed great momentum from providers and from families . . .