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enabler

[enā′blər]
a significant other of a substance abuser who provides either implicit or explicit support of substance-abusing or dysfunctional behavior.

enabler

A family member, friend, co-worker, cleric or other person who, in being concerned for the well-being of a substance abuser, facilitates a person’s continued abuse by attempting to help the abuser—e.g., shouldering responsibility, making excuses for him/her—thereby indirectly enabling ongoing alcoholic or substance-abusing behavior.

enabler

Substance abuse A family member, friend, co-worker, cleric or other person who, by being deeply concerned for the well-being of a substance abuser, facilitates the person's continued abuse by attempting to help the abuser–eg, shouldering responsibility, making excuses for him or her, in fact encourages continued alcoholic or substance-abusing behavior. See Co-dependency.
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