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Dwi Counseling Services (Overview)

DWI (driving while intoxicated) Counseling Services help patients and their families learn to overcome their drug addiction and abuse problems through medical, emotional, and social interventions


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I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a

I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a

Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more

Dwi Counseling Services (Overview)

DWI (driving while intoxicated) Counseling Services help patients and their families learn to overcome their drug addiction and abuse problems through medical, emotional, and social interventions


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If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) will be detectable in a urinalysis test for up to 3 days.
A urinalysis test result can be extremely variable based on a persons weight, body mass index, fluid intake and amount of exercise one does.
Also, if you have a prescription for xanax (alprazolam) is will be important to bring this information forward during your case. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

BetterHelp: If you are absolutely set on trying an online counseling service, I recommend BetterHelp. Com. I am available at: https://www. Betterhelp. Com/jerry-smith. Click on the "Work with me! " button. ...Read more

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What kinds of counseling services can your doctor offer you if you have been assaulted or raped?

What kinds of counseling services can your doctor offer you if you have been assaulted or raped?

Victim's Advocate: Programs may be available for free in the city/county where this happened, also many community run services such as Battered Women's Shelters offer counseling. Otherwise you may seek counseling from a Psychologist or sex therapist who treats rape, trauma or PTSD. Some medications may be available to help stop flashbacks; consult with your MD. ...Read more

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How does the assessment work to determine if a client is appropriate for counseling services?

How does the assessment work to determine if a client is appropriate for counseling services?

Clinical interview: Meeting with a psychologist/psychiatrist can help determine if you would be appropriate for counseling. Have a goal in mind, and talk with the doctor to determine if you could be helped by counseling. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, indecision, anger, and many other symptoms are greatly helped when you work through them with a good doctor. ...Read more

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Is 1 family counseling session and 1 month long enough to reconcile 32 years of family issues? My mom and dad and I were recommended to go to family counseling. We went to 1 seession and 1 month has gone by. Social services is involved and after the 1 ses

Is 1 family counseling session and 1 month long enough to reconcile 32 years of family issues? My mom and dad and I were recommended to go to family counseling. We went to 1 seession and 1 month has gone by. Social services is involved and after the 1 ses

At least 6-8: Try at least 6 to 8 therapy sessions to make changes. Of course 32 years cannot be fixed in one session! The family system is known to resist change, so many follow up sessions are needed to reinforce positive changes. ...Read more

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Is online counseling effective?

Challenges abound...: E-therapy can be effective if the patient can adjust his/her expectations. I have a good e-therapy practice and I find the biggest struggle for clients is being committed to homework assignments and expecting immediate results with minimal effort. ...Read more

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How effective is online counseling?

How effective is online counseling?

It can be: For some, online counseing can be effective, Check you state laws to see if it is legal in the state you happen to live in. Generally speaking, counseling in person is best. One cannot substitute in-person body language and facial expressions with online interaction. Think of it this way: if you happen to be a movie person which would be better, having someone describe a movie to you, or seeing it ...Read more

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What can you expect at a counseling session?

What can you expect at a counseling session?

45-50 minutes: A typical psychology intake lasts an hour and a half. Basic identifying information is gathered, such as current emotional issues, a basic history, any physical ailments it may be impeding on psychological functioning and medications that are currently being taken. Follow-up sessions after the intake typically run 45 to 50 minutes. ...Read more

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How important are shared values in counseling?

How important are shared values in counseling?

Comfort vs shared: I would say shared values are comparatively unimportant in counseling, whereas feeling comfortable with your counselor is far more important. The values of your counselor are not why you're there. It's your values and emotions that should be of primary clinical focus. ...Read more

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What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

Counseling: Ask yourself the following question: are you feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If the answer is yes, then now is the time. ...Read more

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Do pharmacists do counseling? If so what kind of counseling do they do?

Medications: Pharmacists consult with patens and health care providers about medications and their interactions. ...Read more

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How should you know if you need therapy or counseling?

Therapy: It may be a good idea for you to begin therapy if what is currently distressing you is interfering with your functioning. If you are able to, get evaluated by a professional who will be able to provide a more objective opinion on your need for therapy. ...Read more

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How are going for counseling and going to therapy different?

Same: Essentially, they are the same thing. Counseling, therapy, psychotherapy and related terms are often used interchangeably. Fundamentally there is no real difference among these terms. ...Read more

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How effective is counseling for treating Huntington's disease?

How effective is counseling for treating Huntington's disease?

Useful: Counseling can assist in coping and may address both cognitive and depression issues, but is of little impact in treating the underlying progressive process, which we cannot cure at this time ...Read more

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What is genetic counseling?

Counseling on risks: Genetic counseling is counseling of an individual or a family regarding risks of an inherited condition in themselves, their children, or other family members. Counseling session discusses the probabilities of a genetic condition, and options to diagnose or prevent an of inherited disease. It is typically done by a certified genetic counselor (ms, cgc) or a clinical geneticist (md). ...Read more

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Should I get genetic counseling?

Should I get genetic counseling?

Yes: More and more genetic information is available every day. For people who are trying to conceive, genetic counseling can help you have a healthier pregnancy by making you aware of possible risks and recommending appropriate genetic tests. These days, it is possible to prevent transmission of genetic mutations and disease via pgd: preimplantation genetic diagnosis. More info at www. Sbivf. Com. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get rape counseling?

Rape counseling: The best place to start is with your local rape crisis center. They can then refer you to appropriate counselors aaand if needed psychiatrists. You may want to join a group for other people who have dealt with this. There may be some counselors who specialize in this specialty, in your locality. ...Read more

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What happens during genetic counseling?

What happens during genetic counseling?

Long History: You can expect a long appointment that goes into depth on you and your partners family history. Your personal risks will be evaluated and a detailed family tree built if there are any inherited conditions in the family. Tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, amniocentesis and cvs will be explained if ti relates to pregnancy. Other tests will be explained if it is related to gyn cancers. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of genetic counseling?

What's the purpose of genetic counseling?

Information sharing.: Genetic counseling helps the uninitiated to understand aspects of the exploding field of human genetics, as they pertain to personal and/or family history of inherited disorders, or to potential risks for vertical transmission of pathogenic traits across generations. It helps choose (or not) appropriate testing to confirm or refute a particular genetic condition and to thus prevent complications. ...Read more

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How effective is counseling for depression?

How effective is counseling for depression?

Very: To expand on ehat wss previously submitted, counsrling can be very effective for treating depression. Research has shown cognitive-behavioral therapy ti be as effective as antidepressants. The drawback is that it may take longer for the depression to lift, as compared to meds. ...Read more

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How to earn a degree in genetic counseling?

How to earn a degree in genetic counseling?

Search out schools: You need a background in subjects like counseling, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Check out job descriptions to see what hospitals and clinics are looking for in a person doing genetic counseling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long are you in counseling for depression?

How long are you in counseling for depression?

DEPENDS: The length of time that one is in therapy varies and depends on the type of therapy and what you are in therapy for. It can be very brief and directed over a few weeks to lasing several years if necessary if you are in psychoanalysis. ...Read more

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What is the purpose behind genetic counseling?

What is the purpose behind genetic counseling?

Several reasons: There are many reasons. One is to understand the chance of a child inheriting the disease. Is it 50% like in huntington's disease? Is it 25% as in a recessive gene? If the gene is sex-linked, the percentages become much more complex depending on the baby's sex. Another reason is to understand the ramications of a positive test. What does this mean to the person? Is that person now uninsurable? ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

Mostly pros.: Pros: information about reproductive options, genetic risks and testing availability and cost.
Cons: confusion of couples not interested in prenatal diagnosis or reproductive options. ...Read more

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How long are genetic counseling sessions normally?

One hour or more: Genetic counseling sessions involve taking a history, constructing a pedigree and examining the patient. Often specific test have to be ordered prior to arriving at a definitive diagnosis. This may require followup appointment. Only then can the genetic implications be discussed with the patient. The information is summarized in a letter to the referring physician and the patient. ...Read more

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How good is counseling for helping with depression?

Effective: Counseling can be a very effective method for treating depression. It is important that you have a good rapport with your therapist for optimal benefit. For more severe depression, a combination treatment of therapy and medication is most effective. ...Read more

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Is it common to cry during psychological counseling?

Emotional moments: Emotionally charged material can come up during counseling/therapy thus prompting one to feel the emotion and cry. This occurs and one should feel safe to express such emotions with their therapist. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of genetic counseling?

What are some of the benefits of genetic counseling?

Information!: Genetic counseling is supposed to give information about testing and treatment/management options for the very complex and life-long genetic disorders many families are faced with. ...Read more

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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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Counseling (Definition)

Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, ...Read more