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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


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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Illinois permits a limited amount of substitute teaching by board members, but only with school board approval.
The proof of relations, a copy of substitute's passport, computerised national identity card (CNIC) should also be submitted to the ministry.
The post further mentioned that school district had personally been in touch with "parents/guardians of every student who was in this substitute teacher's classroom" and determined that Abraham did not have any inappropriate interactions with any of his students except for that sole incident of indecency.
In such event, the substitute liquidity facility will expire after all the notes supported by such liquidity facility mature and have been paid from funds drawn on the substitute liquidity facility.
This would be acceptable, provided that the substitute candidate and the substituted candidate have the same surnames.
The third article of the resolution states that substitute teachers at nurseries will be paid Dh500 per day (maximum of five days per week).
However, the FDA said such claims violate executive order number 51 or the 'National Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, Breastmilk Supplement and Other Related Products.'
Tacoma Public Schools in Washington recently implemented more rigor to its substitute services process to reduce teaching absences and improve substitute quality.
"Autologous engineered skin substitutes offer an alternative therapy for closure of extensive, excised, full-thickness burns," Steven Boyce, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Burn Association.
? Substitutes were first allowed in the 1965-66 season, but only in League matches.
North America currently represents the dominant regional market within the sugar substitute market.
Although herbs and spices can substitute for salt in the diet, they do not provide a salty taste.