Category Archives: enabling

To Abstain, or Not To Abstain

Choosing your goal: The main choice is between an abstinence goal and a non-abstinence goal. Goals of safer drinking and reduced drinking are not really at odds with each other very much. You will have to be honest with yourself … Continue reading

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Seatbelts, Harm Reduction, and Enabling

In a perfect world no one would ever exceed the speed limit or engage in reckless driving. In a perfect world no one would ever violate a traffic law or make an error in judgment while driving. In a perfect … Continue reading

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Harm Reduction, Enabling, and Codependency

┬áThe term “enabling” was coined by the 12 step treatment industry. Some people in the 12 step treatment industry proposes a highly Puritanical model where all recreational use of alcohol or drugs is defined as a “disease”. I call this … Continue reading

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