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How do you get trained to volunteer in alcoholics anonymous?

How do you get trained to volunteer in alcoholics anonymous?

Positive 12 steps: First you need to attend meetings consistently. Then you pick a sponsor and work with them. Once you are ready can can sponsor (volunteer). It takes time to ripen. My sponsor (master co) says "growth takes time, effort and lots of dumb mistakes" try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Alcoholics Anonymous (Definition)

AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, is an organization of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope with one another regarding their struggles with alcohol. These individuals provide support for one another to achieve the shared ...Read more


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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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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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Is alcoholics anonymous effective?

If u work the progra: It is effective provide you work 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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How do I find a local alcoholics anonymous?

411 or go online: There are meetings everywhere and all the time.... ...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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Why do they say now that alcoholics anonymous is kind of outdated and their approach is somehwhat wrong? They have been around and helping forever.

Why do they say now that alcoholics anonymous is kind of outdated and their approach is somehwhat wrong? They have been around and helping forever.

Not Complete Approac: Alcoholic Anonymus has been around since 1935 with a primary purpose to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve Soberiety. It has helped many alcoholics over the years.
It is not a complete approach to alcoholics, it helps some but not all and success rate is low. And has been replaced with traditional rehab programme which treats the withdrawl and anxiety associated with it, some people need ...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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How can I stop drinking and smoking weed without going to alcoholics anonymous?

How can I stop drinking and smoking weed without going to alcoholics anonymous?

Meditation, herbs: People can become dependent on alcohol & marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety & self-treat depression. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse. Com. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Help please! Is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

Help please! Is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

AA & the 12 Steps: The 12 steps are the program outlined and recommended by alcoholics anonymous. So aa is the organization, and the 12 steps are the method it offers its members for staying sober. The 12 steps have been adapted by many other organizations for recovery from a variety of addictive and compulsive substances and behaviors. ...Read more

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What is step 1 of a neoplastic follicular cell MCQ?

What is step 1 of a neoplastic follicular cell MCQ?

Thyroid gland: Neoplastic follicular cells present:
Differential diagnosis includes Follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma, papillary carcinoma, follicular type, or follicular hurtlhle cell neoplasm etc ...Read more

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Is it bad to have an alcoholic drink every night, even if it's just one?

Is it bad to have an alcoholic drink every night, even if it's just one?

Not usually: But it depends on the size of that one drink and how much alcohol it contains. A "beverage alcohol equivalent" is equal to one 12 ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine or one ounce of whiskey or hard liquor. For most people, having one drink per night isn't harmful. Some studies suggest that there is actually a benefit to one drink per night, especially red wine due to the antioxidants. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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How not to be anxious and getting a good sleep before my step 1 USMLE exam day?

How not to be anxious and getting a good sleep before my step 1 USMLE exam day?

Preparing for exam: Several suggestions: begin some regular exercise, about 30 min at least 3x/wk, avoid caffeine, eat well but not a heavy meal the night before the exam. Study with friends if possible, will help you feel less anxious. Avoid sleeping pills or alcohol, will lower your performance. If you are using marijuana daily, lower dose slightly. If you are occasional user, avoid day before test. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took one. 5mg pill of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am. Is it okay if I have a few alcoholic drinks at 9pm?

I took one. 5mg pill of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am. Is it okay if I have a few alcoholic drinks at 9pm?

Not a good idea.: Even though it is after 11 hours, combination of alcohol and Ativan (lorazepam) in one day can cause a lot of problems, especially if you are driving. ...Read more

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Recently, after 1-2 hard alcoholic drinks I am inebriated. I even passed out at dinner after one martini! Why might this happen?

Recently, after 1-2 hard alcoholic drinks I am inebriated. I even passed out at dinner after one martini! Why might this happen?

Reversed tolerance: This is called reversed tolerance, it is a sign of advanced serious effect of alcohol on the liver, the liver is unable to metabolize alcohol. In the uncommon situation where you are not a drinker and surprisingly you develop this reaction, then it is possible you are having some liver problems. In either situation, you really want to see your doctor and completely stop alcohol. ...Read more

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Is having one alcoholic beverage 8 hours after a 1 mg lorazepam dose contraindicated, and-if so-what specific pathophysiolgy will be elicited?

Is having one alcoholic beverage 8 hours after a 1 mg lorazepam dose contraindicated, and-if so-what specific pathophysiolgy will be elicited?

Yes and No: Lorazepam stays in your body for 24 hours, yet you may be fully alert. Adding alcohol on top of it may make you a bit more sleepy but you can have one drink without any major harm. But do not drive after drinking, if you must drink. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam). 5mg once in a blue moon but I had one today and I need to know if after 7 hrs of taking it is it ok to have alcoholic drinks.

I take Xanax (alprazolam). 5mg once in a blue moon but I had one today and I need to know if after 7 hrs of taking it is it ok to have alcoholic drinks.

Not ideal: Xanax (alprazolam) is relatively short acting. You should try not to mix it at all with alcohol but seven hours should be sufficient to lower your levels to safe levels. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperthyroidism mcq from step 1?

What to do if I have hyperthyroidism mcq from step 1?

Talk to your doctor: Ask lots of questions. What's causing your hyperthyroidism? Can it be thyroiditis which will go away on its own? Is treatment needed? What treatment option (s) does he recommend? These may include medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow production of thyroid hormone, surgery to remove thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill thyroid. Not sure what you mean by "mcq from step 1". ...Read more

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How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

Daily drinking: If a person feels a need to drink daily, that is a signal that there is a problem. The cage questioneer can also help. Do they feel a need to cut down on their drinking? Are they annoyed when you say they drink too much? Do they ever feel guilty about their drinking? Have they used an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more of these may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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Why does one person become an alcoholic, while someone else doesn't seem effected?

Why does one person become an alcoholic, while someone else doesn't seem effected?

Judge not: There are certainly genetic predispositions. But all addictions are functionally destructive and lead to premature death. Knowing the cause may help the patient in their self awareness, but the other patient (family/friends) need to know how to support with out enabling their self destruction. Alcoholic, is a big word. Don't let it be a big label. Search more. ...Read more

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I just learned today that I have gout. Turning over a new leaf. Step 1?

I just learned today that I have gout. Turning over a new leaf. Step 1?

Evaluation: Gout is a symptom complex due to elevated uric acid in the blood and the precipitation of monosodium urate crystals in the tissue and joints causing the gout attack. There are lifestyle things such as decreased alcohol intake and medications depending on the type of gout you have. There are more reasons than one to cause the elevated uric acid. ...Read more

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Could having a mental illness make one more likely to be an alcoholic?

Could having a mental illness make one more likely to be an alcoholic?

They are associated: People with alcoholism are more likely to have certain mental illnesses, particularly anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, and people with those psychiatric disorders, as well as ptsd and other psychiatric problems, are far more likely to abuse alcohol (and other drugs as well). 1.5% of general population have bipolar disorder, but 15% of alcoholics have it, for example. Ptsd is also common. ...Read more

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Can one alcoholic beverage cause shortness of breathe?

Can one alcoholic beverage cause shortness of breathe?

Potentially alcohol: Could result in pulmonary symptoms. Additionally you could have an allergic reaction to something in the drink. Regardless, it would be worth discussing these concerns with your health care provider. If the shortness of breath lasts more than a few hours you should seek more immediate attention as it may be something else that is more significant than what you think is a reaction to the alcohol. ...Read more

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Help please! When one is an alcoholic does the alcohol help their emotional problem?

No, it masks it: Alcohol doesn't truly "help" and certainly does not solve any problems, emotional or otherwise. What it does is cover whatever issues there are with a haze, and might temporarily reduce anxiety/depression about it, but ultimately may well make it worse, particularly if the alcohol use becomes more extensive and brings its own problems. ...Read more