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Verification of the results obtained from a screening method, using a gold-standard technique, or so-called confirmation method

Patient discussion about confirmation

Q. How can I confirm that? We have been in search for a bridegroom for the past one year and later we found one. Shockingly we heard that he is addicted to drugs. How can I confirm that?

A. It can be difficult to discern whether or not a person uses drugs if their drug use is only very sporadic. There may be no obvious pointers, unless the person actually appears to be intoxicated when you see them one time. This might mean an unsteady walk, sleepiness, hyper-activity, excessive talking, aggression . . . and so on, depending on which drug has been used. Even when a person is not intoxicated, problematic drug use nevertheless usually exhibits a few symptoms: Preoccupation, Changes in behavior, financial problems, Physical deterioration, Secretiveness, new associations.

These are just a few common symptoms which may indicate that a person is using drugs. They are not definite, as every individual and situation of drug use is different. In general, new regular drug users undergo a change in their attitudes and behavior. This is likely to be most easily noticed by other family members.

Q. Is addiction confirms alcoholism? my husband regularly takes alcohol. I am afraid whether he is addicted to alcohol….Is addiction confirms alcoholism?

A. JENNIF,check out the alcohol communitie,here------mrfoot56

Q. How come without any test they confirm that my child is having autism? my child is having autism, when they find that he is very sensitive for light, sound, taste and some other symptoms related to autism they send him to psychologist and was confirmed for autism and I was surprised to see no tests were taken for him…but for some other child they have taken....How come without any test they confirm that my child is having autism?

A. The first thing that comes to my mind is for you and your child to have testing for heavy metals in your body. You would be amazed and infuriated at what you find in your body. In a child, heavy metals, such as lead or mercury,(and there are far more than that), can affect a child's cognitive ability, behavior, and overall health.
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Moastele au fost stramutate in Tomis (Constanta de azi) si, de aici, transportate in anul 373-374 in Capadocia, insotite de "Scrisoarea Bisericii din Gotia catre Biserica din Capadocia" si epistola personala a Sfantului Episcop al Tomisului, la care Sfantul Vasile le raspunde prin doua scrisori, confirmand primirea moastelor (29).
Invariably, somewhere along in the program, a family will announce that the confirmand now has baseball practice at the same time as class.
Each confirmand receives a journal containing guidelines for the program and a dozen learning modules.
Now a full-time rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple, Jacobs no longer dances regularly; he encourages movement in various congregational activities, however, such as conceptualizing a dance for a sixteen-year-old confirmand, leading parents and children, as mentioned earlier, and "choreographing services" to heighten emotional intensity.
Before his installation in his office, Loehe married on August 1, 1837, his former confirmand, Helen Andreae, the daughter of a businessman he knew in Nuremberg.
Capitol, in the Nevada desert, in a tent on the Chattahoochie River, before the tomb of John of the Cross, in the local nursing home -- and every Sunday with the byzantinely interrelated clans of my parish, clad in bowling jackets and leather, body-pierced and blue-rinsed, Knight of Columbus and gangly confirmand who took "Maximillian" as his saint's name.
In the case of confirmation, there is a special prayer that seeks the Holy Spirit's strengthening of the confirmand for his/her participation in the mission of the church: