Originally Posted by Tetrax
I definitely feel that semantics are crucial (if subtle) with all this recovery stuff. Even the word 'recovery' is not universally liked. I studied English language at uni; it would have been interesting to have done a study on it.
I mean how many people out there are drinking themselves to death because they don't associate themselves with that one highly contentious word: alcoholic? It's not necessarily denial, more the general perception of the meaning of just one word in the English language.
oh yes, I certainly agree with you here! Very good point. In fact, I donít think of myself as an alcoholic or in recovery. I think of myself as an addict therefore I canít drink and itís also over now (no more struggle/not recovering from anything). So, I will amend some of my above terminology. I think the main threads should be called Alcohol Use Disorder Information (not recovery). Underneath it, there can be an Alcoholism forum, 12 step forums, and Independent Methods (not recovery).