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Verification of the results obtained from a screening method, using a gold-standard technique, or so-called confirmation method
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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.
Doctors Data in St. Charles IL is a highly acclaimed lab where you can have this testing done. You can either have your doctor call them for the test kits or call yourself for info. Here is their website:

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While frequent informal get-togethers between mentor and confirmand are encouraged and important to the relationship, it is often difficult for the pairs to schedule these discussion times.
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.
Confirmation followed instruction and entailed the confirmand's submission to the disciplinary authority of the church.
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.
Civic involvement: Sports, Assistant Coach -- Youth Soccer, Youth T-ball, Youth Basketball, Member of First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn -- Leadership Nominating Committee, Confirmand Partner, Team Leader and team member for Kids Alive Winter Mission Trip, 2018 Cruising on Roosevelt car show participant, 2016 Tour of Glen Ellyn bicycle race committee
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: Father in heaven, for Jesus' sake, stir up in [name] the gift of your Holy Spirit; confirm his/her faith, guide his/her life, empower him/her in his/her serving, give him/her patience in suffering, and bring him/her to everlasting life.
Even for the ultra-organized who have already completed their shopping, this book would make a great gift t new church member, a confirmand, or a spiritual wisdom seeker.
One year I got a confirmand to make an Ascension altar hanging with old watered-down latex paint in sunset/sunrise colors and a leaping/rising figure in outline.
During the receiving line each confirmand received personal welcomes, congratulations and praise as the eight newest members of the First United Methodist Church in Chester.