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Not a medical term[edit]

Medical science recognizes no such thing as "enabling". Most would call it simply caring. Has its origins in AA propaganda. (talk) 02:03, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Medical science has it´s limit. It is not a science about of all aspects of human behavior. Compare with a car; the repair manual for the car do not give not all information about cars, how people use them, their impact on the society etc. Dala11a (talk) 00:21, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
It has some currency in some psychology-related fields, e.g. counseling, and can be sourced as such. Agreed it's not a medical term (unless something's changed recently). The AA connection sounds plausible but needs sourcing. I think the positive use is probably original research, or at best a disused synonym of the main topic that points to. We needn't cover it here except as a WP:HATNOTE.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  14:52, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


I feel like this page is written in a style that does not conform to Wikipedia and could use some editing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Typative (talkcontribs) 21:27, 27 August 2009 (UTC)


This article needs to be split. This is completely useless. We do not cover two directly opposite meanings of a word in the same article, or there's no way to use it in links without confusing people. This has to forked and disambiguated.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:42, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Or maybe just remove the positive meaning and use a WP:Disambiguation hatnote to point to Empowerment. We don't need to cover other meanings of the word except as disambiguation either; the legislative sense "enabling act", for example. Wikipedia isn't a dictionary, after all.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  14:52, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


I wonder if that referenced sentence which gives an example of a husband being an addict, should be deleted. Wives can be addicts, aswell. GoodDay (talk) 14:58, 26 October 2015 (UTC)