For a long time I have had a problem with the use of the term 'enable.' This term is used a lot in rehab, AA and NA programs identifying people who basically give the addict what they want to continue on with their habit e.g., money for drugs or what have you. At least that is what I believe it is suppose to mean. From past experience I have found that this term ' enabler' may be used addressing those that truly are trying to get the addict to seek help. I found it very offensive and resented that I was called an 'enabler' when in fact I was actually try to get the person to seek treatment. I wonder if counselors realize the difference when using the term 'enabler' when speaking with someone who is just as much a part of helping the addict as they are. I feel comfortable saying that we who are struggling to get a normal life back don't consider ourselves as someone who helps keep the addict on the same track of destruction and are not enablers.