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What should I do about an alcoholic father who won't attend aa meetings and is physically addicted?

What should I do about an alcoholic father who won't attend aa meetings and is physically addicted?

Consider becoming : Part of al anon. This is where you can learn both to cope and deal with the addiction of a loved one. This is often about planting a seed and then praying it will grow. Explain to your father what your concerns are and emphasize your love (not your frustration). Offer to take him to an open meeting (expecting full well that he will likely say no). Let him know that the offer remains open. ...Read more

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Is there a minimum age to attend an aa meeting?

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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Can I still attend an aa meeting if I'm under 21?

Yes!: There is no minimal age, although some very young adults or teens may find it uncomfortable with so many adults in the room. That being said, I would commend you on any decision to attend a meeting and encourage you to go first, I suspect many of the attendees would welcome you and even help steer you toward other meetings with younger members. ...Read more

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Do I need to attend all types of meetings to be a part of aa?

No: By attending one meeting you are a member, if you have a desire to stop drinking you are a member. With that said keep an open mind and try different meetings bur you don't have to like them all. ...Read more

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I have been an opiate addict for more than 15 years. I takenaltrexone, Suboxone and attend aa. I fail at everythingi do. Am i done?

I have been an opiate addict for more than 15 years. I takenaltrexone, Suboxone and attend aa. I fail at everythingi do. Am i done?

Your mind & body: In addiction, your mind tells you stories that are simply not true. ("I fail at everything I do, " etc.) You are alive and breathing, so there is more right with you than otherwise. Addiction to opiates can also bring physical withdrawal when you stop. No one needs to do this alone. Aa & na will continue to work with you as long as you work with them. Lapses are usual, and do not mean failure. ...Read more

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I get headache when I attend any meeting or if I am in a group of people are talking about the matters which I have interest in.?

I get headache when I attend any meeting or if I am in a group of people are talking about the matters which I have interest in.?

Emotions and Pain: My area of interest is in the way our emotions, our feelings will manifest themselves as physical pain. A common way this happens is tms — tension myositis syndrome. Pain is real in patients with tms, but the cascade of pain begins from an emotion — not an injury. A nice place to start to learn about this is the tms wiki. I also talk about it on my own website (www.Thehealthymind. Com). ...Read more

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Binge drinker 9+yrs,6 mos on most recent. Weaned off, having physical withdrawals, work nights &can't attend AA. Is there a# I can call during the day?

Day meetings and...: Most communities have AA meetings during the day as well as nite. Even if you just go on the nites you have off, get a sponsor who you can call during the day. A healthy diet, good multivitamin & niacinamide 500 mg 3x/day can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine & tobacco. Exercise & try meditating to reduce stress. See http://www.naturalnews.com/039432_alcohol_addiction_remedies.html for more ideas. ...Read more

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Should I attend a dept meeting called by boss and aimed at me that would worsen my stomach pain and breath problem caused by unfair treatment by boss?

Should I attend a dept meeting called by boss and aimed at me that would worsen my stomach pain and breath problem caused by unfair treatment by boss?

Tough call: It is a very delicate situation. If the meeting is directed at you and you are pretty sure that you can not handle it well, I suggest to see a therapist first and probably psychiatrist to get mental health evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Is it ok that I didn't attend preschool but was instead watched by a babysitter?

Yes: Preschool is common in some cultures and not others. The groups that benefit the most tend to come from settings where reading, and other stimulating activities were less common. Within a year or two, little difference is seen in the performance of both groups. ...Read more

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Who should attend my delivery? I don't want to offend anyone.

Hospital limits: Usually the hospital has rules as to how many people may be with you during delivery. Too many people can lead to collisions between staff & visitors. If you have a special support person, s/he would be the logical choice. If the doc/hospital allows pictures, you can share the experience with others that way. ...Read more

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Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Should kids attend funeral of a grandparent?

Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more

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Is it better to travel far to funeral or not attend if others understand?

Is it better to travel far to funeral or not attend if others understand?

Discuss with family: Atending a funeral from out of town is both a personal and family decision. Discuss this with your family to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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What is effect if you do not attend a family funeral due to being far away?

What is effect if you do not attend a family funeral due to being far away?

It depends: This can be difficult for many. Funerals are a time to come together, and remember the person who has died. F you cannot be there, you miss out on this shared interaction -- which usually includes more than the funeral ceremony alone. Lots of time to be with family, for good or bad -- as everyone may not be at their best. Only you can decide what's best for you, and express it to your family. ...Read more

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Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Are there forums or website for medical residents who want to ask questions from attendings/consultant?

Residents: Surely all medical residents have direct interaction with attendings and consultants.
If that is not the case you MUST report this to the doctor(s) in charge of education for medical residents.
What you report is simply unacceptable.
Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

Each family imparts: Hundreds of basic assumptions about life that follow us throughout life, usually automatically, for better or worse. A healthy, open to experience and growth basic assumption prompts growth-inducing experiences, including health counseling sessions, among zillions of other activities. Cultures are the collected values of the societal units (families) that compose them. ...Read more

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I have a major event to attend in a few days and my cycle should be here by then. My question is there anything I can take to hold it?

I have a major event to attend in a few days and my cycle should be here by then. My question is there anything I can take to hold it?

Pill: If you are on the pill then just start taking the next active ones, you can skip the period on the pill, not a big deal. If not there is Lysteda which can reduce cramping and bleeding by 50%. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Can parents attend sex ED classes?

Here are some ...: Traditional and local social taboo has barred something to happen and someone to participate in certain aspects of life without justifiable reason for mental supremacy and discrimination. But, I do feel parents' attending sex Ed Class will help and improve its intended effectiveness. Nonetheless, ask and try so to testify how it may pan out at where you're. Best wish... ...Read more

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Could i still attend zumba classes in early pregnancy?

Could i still attend zumba classes in early pregnancy?

Yes, but: Yes excercise is not contra indicated in pregnancy. The level of excercise should be modified. Talk to your OB about your specific risks and what level excercise you should participate in. Conditions like placenta previa, recurrent pregnancy loss, cervical incompetence and others may prevent you from do excercize. Fyi I assume zumba is an excercise regimen related to dancing. ...Read more

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I'm 17 yo but my height is only 5'. I've attended puberty at 12 yo. I'd like to increase my height upto 5'5. Is there any solution to increase my height?

I'm 17 yo but my height is only 5'. I've attended puberty at 12 yo. I'd like to increase my height upto 5'5. Is there any solution to increase my height?

No.: Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do at this point to increase your height. Most girls stop growing about 3 years after their first menstrual period. By now, the growth plates in your bones have most likely shut down and fused together. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Will doctors help someone attend to their spiritual health?

Will doctors help someone attend to their spiritual health?

Some do: Spirituality is an important dimension of life involving thought, emotion and behavior. Holistic health practitioners support the development of their client/patients' spirituality. The role of the health care provider is not to preach or dictate belief but to facilitate your finding a path of meaning and engagement with your life. Ask your physician/provider if this is part of his/her approach. ...Read more

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I'm having upper and lower scopes. I need to attend pre admission clinic week before. I find this very strange.?

I'm having upper and lower scopes. I need to attend pre admission clinic week before. I find this very strange.?

Not unusual: Many facilities suggest that people have an office visit prior to any procedure in which there will be any sedation used. This visit will be used to determine if you have any risks of sedation and to go over the proper preprocedure preparations. Do not miss your visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an important interview to attend after an hour but I am suffering from fever. Tell me ways to quickly reduce my fever.

I have an important interview to attend after an hour but I am suffering from fever. Tell me ways to quickly reduce my fever.

Acetaminophen?: You may take Acetaminophen up to 1000 mg three times a day as needed. You can also try Ibuprofen 400-800 mg 2-3 times a day as needed. Hope that you are not allergic to either one. If your fever continues for more than 2-3 days, then you should go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy @53. If I have it done in the am will i be able to attend a function at night and how long before I can eat and drink.

Having a colonoscopy @53. If I have it done in the am will i be able to attend a function at night and how long before I can eat and drink.

I think so.: If your colonoscopy was uneventful in the morning, you may attend a function in the evening, but better if somebody drives you, and you can start eating and drinking, do not overdo. ...Read more

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