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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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Patient discussion about substitute

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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The Appellate Body stated in Canada--Periodicals that: dissimilar taxation of even some imported products as compared to directly competitive or substitutable domestic products is inconsistent with the provisions of the second sentence of Article III:2 [37].
For the substitutable products the weekly schedule shows undermatching, the 3-wk-avg analyses show matching, and the 5-wk-avg analyses show overmatching.
This means siling labuyo, jalapeno, and sweet and chili pepper are substitutable.
Specifically, because these stimuli were shown to decrease the occurrence of automatic behavior within the preference assessment, we hypothesized that they were substitutable to the behavior.
It is the infinitely substitutable Lolita who in her lack of essence embodies the fountain of youth, the perpetual emotion machine--Humbert gets off play-wrestling with her on a couch, but Lolita doesn't know it.
The sand pours over that surface area, rapidly heats that biomass and converts it to a gas that is substitutable for natural gas.
The WTO panel, reasoning that cane sugar and HFCS are directly competitive or substitutable products, found that the Mexican tax is discriminatory in its application.
Second, the Panel found that Mexico taxes imported HFCS dissimilarly compared with directly competitive or substitutable products to protect Mexican domestic cane sugar production, and that does not square with Article III:2, second sentence, of GATT 1994.
Dan Tilque mentions one word, BIBBLE-BABBLE, with 6 substitutable letters (Bs).
In fact, the opposite is true: If the vendors are only at financial risk for inpatient and outpatient care, "they have a financial incentive to shift costs onto the pharmacy benefit by encouraging the use of psychotropic drugs instead of psychotherapy in cases where the two are somewhat substitutable," Dr.
Of these, 628,000 received an estimated $2.72 billion in such aid by obtaining non-need-based loans--which we identify as substitutable loans--that families borrow to meet their expected family contribution.