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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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Now, candidates interested in substitute teaching can stand apart from others by completing two training courses prior to applying for openings in a local school district.
Abraham, 41, who has served as a substitute teacher in Fairfield since 2012, has been charged with public indecency, following an alleged incident that took place Tuesday at Creekside Middle School.
'The public is warned that claims on the use of goat's milk as an alternate or substitute for breastmilk undermines the importance and relevance of breastfeeding as the source of adequate and safe nutrition for infants,' it said.
From a national perspective, the quality of substitutes often relates directly to certification policies at the state and district levels, Giunta says.
The skin substitutes were engineered through the use of split-thickness skin biopsies from 16 children with full-thickness burns covering an average total body surface area of 78% and a high of 95%.
? Wayne Rooney's first four goals for Everton all came after stepping off the substitutes' bench.
Factors such as growing consumer awareness, sugar prices and availability issues, increasing investments in R&D for development of more substitutes and cost advantages provided by the substitutes contribute to the demands and adoption rate.
A low-salt substitute sourced from plants could reduce levels of sodium in foods by more than 40%, without impacting salty taste.
The study, by researchers at Purdue University, challenges the conventional wisdom that foods made with fat substitutes help with weight loss.
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