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1. Anything that takes the place of another.
2. In psychology, a surrogate.
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1. Anything that takes the place of another.
2. In psychology, a surrogate.
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Anything that takes the place of another.
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Q. Do people substitute one addiction with another? If someone used to be addicted to alcohol and drugs, but is now clean for several months, is it likely that he will develop an addiction to something else (for example cigarettes or gambling)?

A. I'd just like to add my 2 cents worth: Addictive behavior transfers to just about anything; addiction is the problem. Just as addicts have to learn that alcohol is also a drug, we must recognize that addiction is the problem; it is the behavior that is the problem. A common thing for addicts to do is to stop using drugs (including alcohol) and to substitute with people instead, for example, to become involved in codependent relationships with others, or to recognize that their ongoing relationships may also be codependent. It's not uncommon for individuals to go to CoDA (Codependents Anonymous) in addition to AA/NA or GA(Gambler's Anonymous), MA (Marijuana Anonymous)...Others find it more beneficial to use one program (like NA, e.g.), while realizing that addiction refers to more than just a drug or substance.

Q. Any suggestions for coping with asthma in 5 year old? My daughter has asthma. It comes on when she has a cold or an ear or throat infection. I had to give her a liquid steroid last night as she had asthma really badly, the trouble is the steroid makes her so hyper-active, jumping off lounges and running around etc. It drives me crazy because she really needs to rest. I have seen specialists and this is what they all prescribe. What sort of medications do you give your asthmatic child? Are there any new developments I'm not aware of? I would really like some natural remedies if there is any, or diet tips.

A. hi whiteh,i am a retired respiratory therapist,depending on how bad your child is with her attacks will determine what types of meds work for her steroids are given for bad asthma an it might be the only thing that works good for her,her dr knows best.if your child has a regular dr. get a pulmonary specialist for her.----also steroids should NOT BE STOPPED right AWAY if your child has been on high doses this can cause her to have a bad attack.---mrfoot56

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--(2013) "Immigrant-Native Substitutability and the Role of Language." In D.
We noted that the substitutability indicator at times got so large that the regulators capped it.
Throughout this article, the English terms drug interchangeability (interchangeable) and drug substitutability (substitutable) are used to express the same concept.
Our results solely depend on the strategic substitutability of tariffs between governments and the choice of punishment strategies.
But capital-labour substitutability was still limited - you needed a human to operate the machine tool or the computer.
But capital-labour substitutability was still limited -- you needed a human to operate the machine tool or the computer.
Heightened financial market stress may have elevated the degree of imperfection in substitutability between assets as investors came to value more the non-pecuniary benefits provided by specific asset types, such as safety or liquidity.
It is plausible to assume that consumer exhibits some degree of substitutability or complementarity among electricity consumption in different hours of the day.
In the process, we present evidence that this form of analysis can be invaluable to marketing researchers and executives as a means of understanding the factors that motivate and control familiar patterns of consumers' brand and product choice; the substitutability, complementarity, and independence of competing brands and products; and the structure of markets for consumer goods.
Simpson's argument is that substitutability is a better term for understanding the political significance of Wordsworth's poetry than sympathy.
This impact rises from an imperfect substitutability of goods produced in the countries and international trade.
Most of the studies (for example, few published papers (11-13)) examined the substitutability patterns between OP and IP cares in general health; however, such studies remain important in diseases-specific study because of homogeneous nature of treatment procedures.