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Doctor insights on: Caduceus Aa Meetings

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How are you assigned a sponsor in aa?

How are you assigned a sponsor in aa?

By asking someone: You're not assigned one, generally you find someone who has good sobriety and some quality that you would like in your life and ask them to be your sponsor, if they say no don't take it personally and move to the next person. You want someone who has done the steps themselves and are willing to take you through them. ...Read more

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If I relapse, am I allowed to go back to aa?

Yes, deninitly!: The majority of people who attempt sobriety relapse, some studies indicated 80-90 percent of people relapse within the first year. You are not alone. All that is required for aa is a desire to stop drinking. Go back, work the program and be honest. Remember there are other resources avaliable as well such as counseling and possible use of medications. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to transfer sponsors if I need to in aa?

Yes: It's your recovery, not your sponsors or anyone elses. You can do what you need to do to stay sober. Past that I know nothing of your current relationship with your sponsor, or your why's for decision. Recommend discuss with other trusted aa member. ...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?

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 who's AA nd B+? I am AC, O+

Is there a genotype named AC and if there is can I marry someone who's 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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Are women allowed to go to aa?

Are women allowed to go to aa?

Yes: Women are allowed to all meetings of aa. Some places have special women's groups as well. ...Read more

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Does aa exist outside of the us?

Most certainly: Aa is indeed a global organization. Their website contains information about how to find meetings in all of the countries in which they currently have chapters.
www. Aa.org. ...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 if I need support in between aa meetings?

See below: Could go to more meeting, there is not a limit. Also individual counseling could be very helpful. If struggling with cravings or mood, see your doctor. Medications can be helpful as well. They can all complement each other. Good luck and keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What does mean hemoglobin is hgb aa?

It is normal: Hemoglobin is the molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen, and it exists in several different forms. Hemogloobin f, or fetal hemoglobin, is what we have before birth, and gradually it is replaced with hemoglobin a. Usually 98% of our hemoglobin is hemoglobin a1, and a small percentage is hemoglobin a2. In some blood diseases, these percentages change. Your test shows no hemoglobinopathy. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves.

Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning.

Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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What happens if someone swallows a aa battery?

What happens if someone swallows a aa battery?

Caustic: Battery ingestion should always be evaluated on an emergency basis. The battery leakage results in caustic injury and possible death. In addition the size alone could cause a blockage. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives for alcohol problems other than aa?

Mutual Support Helps: You might consider rational recovery, secular sobriety, lifering, smart recovery or moderation management, among others. Get more information at:
http://www. Tandfonline. Com/toc/wgar20/current. ...Read more

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What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

What causes aa man to crave lots of green olives 30_40 at a time?

Nucleus Accumbans: Olives are high in calories, but have the healthy type of fatty acids. Compulsive, uncontrollable consumption may  be indicate abuse/dependence which is modulated by a Dopamine surge in the reward center of the brain. Otherwise, they are delicious, . ...Read more

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What are the chemicals that are found in a aa battery that's leaking?

What are the chemicals that are found in a aa battery that's leaking?

Potassium hydroxide.: Standard aa batteries are alkaline batteries, and can leak a caustic chemical called potassium hydroxide. Rechargable aa batteries (e.g. Nimh) do not contain this chemical, but may vent hydrogen and rupture. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neocate formula & nutramigen aa formula?

Formulas: Both are extensively hydrolyzed formulas which means that all of the protein antigens in food that can cause allergic reactions are already broken down. The real difference is just the taste (kid preference) and the cost. ...Read more

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I really want to stop drinking but don't really want to go to aa. What else can I do?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves.

Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning.

Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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Should my aa sponsor be involved in the decision of what anti-depressants I should take?

Probably not: Aa has no opinion on outside issues not related to alcoholism, none, this is why it works. But everybody still has opinions. While any person may have suggestions or personal experience and their insight maybe helpful, the final decision is between you and your doctor. But make sure your doctor knows about your alcoholism. ...Read more

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Please describe a good method to quit drinking without having to turn to groups like aa?

Please describe a good method to quit drinking without having to turn to groups like aa?

Alternatives: There are a number of programs that are not 12 step based. Smart recovery (self-management & recovery training), rational recovery (with addictive voic recognition technique) & lifering (sobriety/secularity/ self-help). There are also non-12 step rehabilitation centers. You can also work with an addiction medicine specialist. I personally support a 12 step model wiht patients. ...Read more

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I drink too much and cannot stop right now to get the never up to go to aa. How does detox work?

Seek help.: Ask your family doctor for help with getting off alcohol. In addition to helping you with symptoms of withdrawal ask your doctor to prescribe you Naltrexone 50-100mg/day. It can really help people stop drinking. Fda approved for same, and no it won't make you sick like anti-abuse. Then get behavioral care, aa etc. ...Read more

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What is the best course of action (besides aa) for staying sober after completing detox for alcohol?

Support & meaning: U r right, detox is only the start. Addiction is a disease of disconnection, & recovery is feeling connected w others & knowing that yr life has meaning. What I see as the 3 "active ingredients" in successful recovery r 1)support from others who r succeeding @staying sober, 2) working on personal growth, & 3) improving yr spiritual or emotional groundedness. Lifering & sos r alternative grps to aa. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and slightly over weight I would like to know what can help me loose some weight as quickly aa possible?

I'm 18 and slightly over weight I would like to know what can help me loose some weight as quickly aa possible?

Hopefully the tips: These links would be of big help 2 u.Best of luck! Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/dr-ozs-100-weight-loss-tips. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices. Aspx#! ...Read more

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What does eGFR Female 51L and eGFR Female AA and CREATININE 1.08 mg/dl. Anything to worry about? Thank you!

What does eGFR Female 51L and eGFR Female AA and CREATININE 1.08 mg/dl. Anything to worry about? Thank you!

Estimated GFR: I don't know that 51L or AA mean. But these "estimates" are subscientific. I'm not the only pathologist who believes that this stuff -- which includes an adjustment for race "because black people are more muscular" -- is best ignored. A creatinine of 1.08 is no concern whatever for a mature woman. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Been trying to grow out my hair for about 4 years and its grown aa little but passed my shoulders and I get trims shouldn't it be longer by now?

Been trying to grow out my hair for about 4 years and its grown aa little but passed my shoulders and I get trims shouldn't it be longer by now?

Not necessarily: There are different hair types. Hair growth depends on how well the hair follicles are working also. Other considerations are different chemicals used for coloring hair and styling. These can affect hair follicles too ...Read more

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Can you invite other people to aa?

Yes and no: Support groups like aa have both open and closed meetings. Members are encouraged to bring friends to open meetings for a variety of reasons, the least of which being to support you better or to help them to begin recovery. The closed meetings are just that, closed to members only. This is to foster a safe place for sharing, which is important to the recovery process. ...Read more

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What happens if I see people I know at aa?

Say hello: They are there for same reason as you, to help treat their disease of alcoholism,
they are very likely thinking same thing as you, very common fear.
Niether one of you would want someone else to know. Quite possibly you will form a great bond with that person. It's does happen you're not the only one you know with the disease. ...Read more