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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Sort of: Aa believes in a "higher power, " but they are not per se a religious organization nor does one have to be religious to benefit from the program. ...Read more

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Suboxone & hallucinations, are they related?

Suboxone & hallucinations, are they related?

Not conclusive : The pdr print out does not show any risk of psychosis. However, of all of the people who have been prescribed suboxone so far there have been 306 reports of psychosis. Due to the nature of the material submitted however it is impossible to state with certainty that it was due to the suboxone or perhaps other drugs or medications that the patients were taking at the same time. Psychosis is a serious event and should be treated regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read more

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What value is movie rating system if our church disagrees?

Movie rating: This is a clear separation of state and church. Movie ratings are the state and the church teaching are the religion. Typically the state tends to be ultra open and the church teaches based on belief and faith in good. Nothing wrong with the latter. It all depends on which of the two provides better satisfaction to you. ...Read more

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Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Nope: Unless you find naturally growing peyote. Even then, it may be illegal to have. It is certainly illegal to sell. ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

All the same: Addiction to anything means that you are not getting the most out of life and your relationships with family and friends. Limit your time on these things and make your life and relationships your priorty. On your deathbed you will remember the people in your life; not the hours you spent playing world of warcraft. ...Read more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read more

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Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Most: Most war ciminals have alternative medical beliefs due to their lack of scientific knowledge and wanting magic. This includes fortune tellers. ...Read more

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Why is california banning perchlorate when other states don’t?

Why is california banning perchlorate when other states don’t?

Politics: Perchlorate occurs naturally around the world and even on Mars. I'm concerned about many other pollutants, but not perchlorates. Human beings have been extremely high doses of the substance as the standard-of-care for several thyroid diseases for decades without any of the awful effects that activists are alleging. The studies I've read about don't even begin to suggest cause-and-effect. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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Tell doctors stop prescribing filthy antidepressants.They are destroying peoples lives.All they are are licensed drug dealers.

Tell doctors stop prescribing filthy antidepressants.They are destroying peoples lives.All they are are licensed drug dealers.

Opinion: I am sorry you feel this way. It would be very fascinating to know your experiences which compelled you to make this statement. Just contrary to your belief, millions lives, with depression, have been uplifted. Interestingly you are taking diazepam and lexapro, (escitalopram) prescribed by your doctor or psychiatrist. Please talk to your psychiatrist about these negative feelings. Thank you. ...Read more

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(I know there's no research) Where do I find someone who's interested in medical mysteries & paternal Dioxin exposure? (Vietnam).

Dioxin Exposure: The quickest way of finding someone interested in medical mysteries and paternal dioxin exposure is by asking a question about Agent Orange. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Are there public or private group homes for the mentally ill?

Both: Both public and private facitities are available. The needs of the patient need to be assessed by a professional to determine what level of care is appropriate. ...Read more