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Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Sort of: Aa believes in a "higher power, " but they are not per se a religious organization nor does one have to be religious to benefit from the program. ...Read more

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How effective alcoholics anonymous?

How effective alcoholics anonymous?

Ask the people: Who are still alive and sober today because of this 12 step program. ...Read more

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Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Controversial: There are some people who believe that 12-step programs can resemble a "cult" process. However, most professionals in this field definitely do not believe this, and having met tens of thousands of people in aa and na, I do not believe that this is true either. People who benefit from meetings go to more meetings, and get more out of it. Addiction implies it does harm- in most folks it does good. ...Read more

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How to stop attending psychiatric services?

How to stop attending psychiatric services?

Why are you going?: It's tough to tell you how to stop without knowing why you are going and what kinds of treatments you're getting. Most, not all, psychiatric care is voluntary, and you can change providers or stop altogether at will if you don't like the results. But, if you are taking medications, it is important to work with your doctor to take you off them safely before you quit. ...Read more

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How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

Positive 12 steps: You can start a neutral program - positive 12 step program. You can find either local library or town/ church to give you space. Try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps.Org. ...Read more

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Is alcoholics anonymous effective?

If u work the progra: It is effective provide you work the program. ...Read more

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How do I find counseling therapy at universities for community members?

How do I find counseling therapy at universities for community members?

Website : Check the University website to see what counseling options are available. If you can't find a satisfactory answer, or wish to speak to somebody in person, speak to your academic advisor about counseling options. ...Read more

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What organizations support disabled children?

What organizations support disabled children?

UCP: United cerebral palsy is a great resource central and help all children with disabilities, not just cerebral palsy. They would be a great resource for you and your child. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my first coda (co-dependents anonymous) meeting?

What can I expect at my first coda (co-dependents anonymous) meeting?

Support: Feel free to listen. You may hear how others have found solutions to your problems. Go to six meetings before you decide whether this program might work for you. ...Read more

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How can I convince a family member to try an alcoholics anonymous meeting?

How can I convince a family member to try an alcoholics anonymous meeting?

Care for self 1st: Taking care of you first, is important. You can attend alanon meetings, which are for family and friends of alcoholics. This group can familiarize you with typical family patterns in alcoholism, and the 12 step process also. Thus supported, you'll be better able to deal with your family member. S/he may notice the changes in you, and be curious enough to seek aa help. I've seen this happen. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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What's individualized vs group counseling for addiction?

What's individualized vs group  counseling for addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment of substance abuse or dependence. ...Read more

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Where can I find caregiver support groups?

NAMI: Contact local chapter of national alliance of mental illness and they will help. ...Read more

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Where do I find freemental health and substance abuse services?

Where do I find freemental health and substance abuse services?

12 step programs: If you are in massachusetts you can come to my office on fridays. You can find help in 12 step programs. http://nami.org/ - national alliance for mentally ill would have resources you can find out about. ...Read more

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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

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Where would I find caregiver support for mental health?

See below: Look at the following websites... www.dbsalliance.org www.Nami.Org they're geared for mentally ill; however, they might have information about caregivers support groups. The contact info is there. Good luck! ...Read more

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What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

What organizations help parents find toys/devices for disabled children?

Www.therapro.com: One such company is www.Therapro.Com. But it depends what disability the child has. But this is one place to start. ...Read more

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Is there a minimum age to attend an aa meeting?

No: Even people under 18 can become an alcoholic and can then therefore attend aa, many times in larger cities there are meetings geared for younger people. ...Read more

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I can't find a medicaid dentist in atlanta, ga. Everyone in their directory is dead or no longer accepting it. I've googled extensively. Please help!

I can't find a medicaid dentist in atlanta, ga. Everyone in their directory is dead or no longer accepting it. I've googled extensively.  Please help!

Dental Society: Contact your local dental society.. They may be able to help. Medicaid pays next to nothing for limited care, and that is why you are having trouble finding a provider. You may also seek out reduced fee care at a clinic or dental school. All the best.. ...Read more

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Does an "oral surgeon" perform the same duties an "oral maxillo facial surgeon" as listed in dental directories? Are these names always interchangable

Does an "oral surgeon" perform the same duties an "oral maxillo facial surgeon" as listed in dental directories? Are these names always interchangable

Yes and no: Oral surgeries can be performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a periodontist, an endodontist, a prosthodontist and even a general dentist. Generally, however, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon refers to him or herself as an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I can't find a dentist in atlanta, ga that accepts medicaid. The directory medicaid hands out is out of date. Please help!

I can't find a dentist in atlanta,  ga that accepts medicaid. The directory medicaid hands out is out of date. Please help!

There are several : I would suggest your first call be to the georgia state dental society, they would have the resources to help you find a dentist in the atlanta area who accepts medicaid.. ...Read more

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Periodontist did not rebuild molar buccal bony wall. I want to give him my short dental directory for him to choose a specialist. He will be upset.

See answer: Periodontist do not fix the crown part of a tooth. A dentist does this part. The periodontist usually treats the gums and bone structures that the tooth is anchored in. Look for a list of dentist to have the crown of the tooth fixed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are all procedings at aa confidential?

Yes: The main reason aa has been so successful all these years is because of anonymity. Its like las vegas, what happens in aa's rooms, stays in aa's rooms. Though clearly better and often trying to undo what " vegas" has done:). ...Read more

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What injuries can be received aa result of a car accident?

What injuries can be received aa result of a  car accident?

Depends: That depends on the severity of the car accident. Things like speed, type of vehicle, use of seatbelts, airbag, location of impact all affect the injuries. Any part of the body can be injuried in car accidents, depending on circumstances. The injuries range from none, to minor, to major to life-treatening or fatal. ...Read more

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Is there an aa type group that does not have a religious focus?

Good question.: Aa per se is not asking you to be religious; it is asking you to admit that you are powerless to stop drinking by yourself, and that there is a higher power that can help. What (if anything) you call that higher power is up to you - but that symbolic surrender appears to be a key ingredient in the success of aa. ...Read more

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How many aa meetings will i need to undergo to not be an alcoholic?

Sobriety is the goal: One can not quantify when and how you will need the support of a 12 step program like alcoholics anonymous. It would nice if you could just stop being alcoholic. The bottom line is that sobriety is a day by day, lifelong endeavor. Aa is the backbone of a good sobriety program. This is a process - not just a number of meetings to be checked off on a calendar. ...Read more

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How do aa meetings help a person deal with the symptoms of withdrawal?

How do aa meetings help a person deal with the symptoms of withdrawal?

Although Alcoholics: Anonymous supports through all - alcohol withdrawal is a medical condition that warrants medical assistance. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are so many people against 12 step programs, like aa?

I can't speak for: The people you are asking about. However, it is intrinsically difficult to admit you don't have control over something in your life. It is even more difficult to trust enough to give control over to a higher power. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to go to an aa meeting with a significant other if i'm not an alcoholic?

Yes: Your can definitly go for support, what you need to make sure is that the meeting you go to is an "open" meeting and not a closed meeting which is for alcoholics only. ...Read more

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Is there a genotype named AC and if there is can I marry someone whos AA nd B+? I am AC, O+

Is there a genotype named AC and if there is can I marry someone whos AA nd B+? I am AC, O+

Good Match: Genotype AC is called Hemoglobin C trait. People who have it inherit normal hemoglobin called hemoglobin A from one parent and an abnormal hemoglobin called hemoglobin C from the other parent. A person with AC should be healthy, and if somebody like that marries another with AA genotype, half of their children will be AC and half AA. All children should be fine. B+ and O+ are normal blood types. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?

Yes: Yes i agree with other answer, al-anon is for any family member or friend affected by someone else's alcoholism, however there is also a specific 12 step group for adult children of alcoholics. If in a big enough city it is actually amazing how many different kinds of 12 step meetings there are. There is also ala-teen and ala-tot for kids and teens. ...Read more

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