Useful definitions in addiction recovery: “B”
Baseline: A starting point or personal standard that provides a point of reference for evaluating change. A new baseline can be created.
Behavioral Addiction: Any behavior you continue to participate in, in spite of negative consequences. See Process Addiction.
Behavioral Therapy: Therapy that focuses on reducing negative behaviors and increasing positive ones.
Belief: An acceptance that something is true and that things that in opposition to that belief, are not true.
Bond: A deep, emotional connection with another person.
Boundary: A physical, visual, mental, emotional, or spiritual border or limit: your resources, space, or time. A big issue in personal relationships, especially codependency.
Brain Scan: An image of one’s brain taken with a fMRI, MRI, PET, or SPECT machine. It provides insight of brain functioning, helping with diagnosis and treatment.