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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Abstinence Programs (Overview)

Abstinence programs are designed to teach about and promote the benefits of abstinence.


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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
7 doctors shared insights

Abstinence Programs (Overview)

Abstinence programs are designed to teach about and promote the benefits of abstinence.


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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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Is alcoholics anonymous effective?

If u work the progra: It is effective provide you work the program. ...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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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Are their social development programs for graduates from neonatal intensive care unit?

Development: Many nicus have developmental follow up clinics to evaluate progress and needs after going home from the nicu and the children are prescribed physical, occupational, and speech therapy as is warranted. The therapy occurs on developmentally appropriate levels which is often through play therapy. ...Read more

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How does narcanon differ from other programs, including traditional 12 step programs?

How does narcanon differ from other programs, including traditional 12 step programs?

Similar: Narc-anon is a twelve-step program and in those respects is very similar to traditional 12-step programs. It is, however, specifically geared toward drug addicts. For example, they talk about how to handle feelings of restlessness, irritability, and distractibility that may lead to wanting to use drugs. ...Read more

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Is narcotics anonymous successful?

Is narcotics anonymous successful?

NA: Yes. This has been a very successful program for many people. ...Read more

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Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Do you think insurance companies pay for smoking cessation programs?

Some do.: The best way to find out is to ask. Many insurance companies cover nicotine replacement patches and wellbutrin (bupropion) (an oral medication). Chantix (another pill) is not usually covered. 1-800-quit now is a free, personalized telephone support hotline for smoking cessation. And there is www.Quitnet.Com, which is also a good free resource. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Do cancer centers provide rehabilitation services for cancer survivors?

Some do and: Some do not. Some of the larger ones like md anderson, mayo and moffitt do offer these services. Cancer rehabilitation has been proven to enhance quality of life and should be offered. If a cancer center does offer cancer rehab, ask your oncologist to send you to a general physiatrist for recommendations and a possible rehabilitation plan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Yes, there are many…: Listed under google search "chewing tobacco cessation programs". Possibly a local smoking cessation program would be of help as well since nicotine is the common factor. Nicotine gum/patch should benefit as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do any programs (besides the 12-step program) work for treating addiction?

Do any programs (besides the 12-step program) work for treating addiction?

Yes: 12-step programs have probably helped more people than any other method. There are also other types of programs that people find helpful in dealing with the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Not sure: But I found a good link on the internet that might have the answers you are looking for. AOTA The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. . Check it out. ...Read more

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Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

Do all public schools offer classes in comprehensive sex education?

No: No, they do not. And even if they do, its not always required and many offer parents and children the right to opt out. So not all children will receive comprehensive sex education. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Aadderall addiction: is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program? Are success rates significantly lower?

Aadderall addiction:  is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program?  Are success rates significantly lower?

Mutual support works: Both inpatient and outpatient programs work most effectively when combined with mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous or Crystal Meth Anonymous. ...Read more

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