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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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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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Why do people opt for non-employer sponsored plans? Aren't they covered at work?

Why do people opt for non-employer sponsored plans? Aren't they covered at work?

Some more suitable: Heathcare is expensive and a company providing health coverage its for employees must spend huge dollars. Because of cost, benefits maybe limitted and so some employees may opt for another medical plan else where to meet their medical needs. Or, his/her spouse working elsewhere has a better plan. Talk to your human resource office to find out what is provided vs what you need. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa) the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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How do health insurance companies determine what doctors are in-network? Why are some doctors affiliated with in-network hospitals but still not considered in-network physicians?

How do health insurance companies determine what doctors are in-network? Why are some doctors affiliated with in-network hospitals but still not considered in-network physicians?

Different groups: Doctors with permission to use a particular hospital to care for patients are said to "have privileges" at that hospital. Hospitals need doctors, and some doctors need hospitals, but affiliations usually do not involve finances. Doctors and hospitals bill you separately. Insurance networks are mainly a money issue. Insurers pay different amounts if a doctor joins them vs. "staying independent." ...Read more

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How are support workers for the disabled trained?

Vocational programs: Persons wanting to learn how to help disabled persons, from a health perspective, probably get trained as nursing aides or nursing assistants. These are vocational programs, many times offered by schools that also train medical assistants. ...Read more

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How do online DNA testing services work? Are they reliable at all?

How do online DNA testing services work?  Are they reliable at all?

Go to...: Go to www.Genome.Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". ...Read more

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How would choose between employer group health plans?

Carefully: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to interpret relations, equivalence classes and counting subsets. 10pts best answer!!?

Completely Lost by: your multitude of questions. Please limit yourself to medical / health issues on this site. If you have health related questions,please submit clear & specific questions. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Yes: You can go to the nearest 12 step program and pick a sponsor who had similar issues as yours. ...Read more

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Hospitals are experimenting on us with med students and residents?

No: That is completely incorrect. Med students see patients but may not write any orders or do any procedures without direct supervision of a doctor. Residents are physicians - they have an md or do degree & a limited license. They do treat patients but again are under the supervision & ultimate authority of a doctor that has completed training. Your question is offensive & arrogant. ...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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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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Why do nursing homes restrict who they can admit based on age of a potential patient?

Why do nursing homes restrict who they can admit based on age of a potential patient?

Not sure about age : Not sure about age limit. They may have problems getting insurance companies approve it. ...Read more

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Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?

Misconceptions: Research often falls into 2 separate types.In forward looking studies, you study a control group and one under the study conditions. In rear looking research, you compare a control group to those who underwent the conditions in the past. Most child abuse research is done as rear looking (retrospective) studies. Your confusion is valid, no review board would allow a kid to be put in such conditions. ...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)?

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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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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