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Doctor insights on: How Are Aa Sponsors Assigned

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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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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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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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Is it normal to have an aa sponsor of the opposite sex?

Is it normal to have an aa sponsor of the opposite sex?

Not advised: There are no "rules" about this, and aa is a voluntary organization where individual groups really decide what they want to see in their own group. In general, one wants to avoid "13'th stepping, " which is sexual activity with other group members, and particularly a sponsor. Such relationships can be very damaging to the individual and their sobriety. In gay persons, opposite sex sponsors may work. ...Read more

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Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Are non-employer sponsored plans outrageously expensive?

Varies: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. 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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Are there cheap major medical non-employer sponsored group plans available?

Are there cheap major medical non-employer sponsored group plans available?

Probably, be careful: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person or an insurance agent in our area that handles a variety of insurers. 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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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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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Financial support: The best person to ask is the social worker who is at the dialysis center the patient seeking financial support dialyzes in. Good luck ...Read more