No, seriously. There are some terms that just won’t go away and have become, well, rather judgmental and I have deleted them from my vocabulary.
Ok, so the only time I mention a 12 step “recovery” group is to notify clients that if they are invested in an Anonymous group and it works, okfine. Otherwise, and even though I myself achieved abstinence in AA, my approach to the “addictions”, which I now refer to as “attachments” is with Feeling State Addiction protocol, which is a form of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
As we thumb through these terms, it will be revealed why, when I hear them, I just (internally) roll my eyes and shake my head.
So here we go.
Co-Dependence. John Bradshaw, Melody Beattie, are you listening?
Any Anonymous group.
These are the biggies but I’m sure you have your own.
Please, please, share your thoughts.