narah S asked:
I am a Disabled Veteran and I am in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and I have asthma and a bad knee, so I am limited to an office job and I really like social work but I can only get a Bachelor’s degree in this field. Is a Bachelor’s enough for this kind of work?
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Confused about life asked:
I have Asperger’s Syndrome, and am currently having extensive issues in my life. In the Fall 2006 semester, I dropped out of the engineering program because I was unable to handle the pressure of a required class designed to simulate the work environment. I found that while I had the classes on paper, I did not have any skills in reality, and even though I graduated with a biology degree, I possess few practical skills from that discipline.
I do realize that I will have to work someday in order to get anywhere in life. I have to do something besides sit in my parent’s house and do nothing besides sit on the computer. I would like to ask where I can receive low-cost rehabilitation for Asperger’s Syndrome online or around the STL area that would be effective in my situation. Thank you very much.
When I had the opportunity to go to college, my parents would not allow me to select a college that suited me or let me make some of my own choices. Another reason I had to drop out was because my dad became very sick and my doctor wanted me to spend time with him so that he would feel better. As a result, I am now in a position where I am not sure if I can afford to return to college, because my parents were helping me, and now they refuse because they are displeased with me. I was recently bitten by a spider, which has caused me to now require surgery. I was obviously not performing at my best because of the pain, and my family was so angry at me, accusing me of being happy at the family’s misfortunes on some occasions and said that “every good thing you have going for you will be taken away so quickly” just because I was 30 seconds late in getting in the car to go the doctor. My situation is improving because I now know I need to shape their perceptions of me.
Chuck G asked:
I’m a Vietnam era DAV veteran, and I would like to hear from some retuning TBI or PTSD contemporay veterans who are having difficulty transitioning from active to disabled military status. I’m a volunteer at the Nsahville VAMC, and have not met any of you brave men & women who may have a very trying time navigating the DOD & VA systems. I’m experienced as I was fortunate enough to have completed the VA rehabilitation program. Thank you for your service, I look foreward to hearing from you.
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I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and am looking for the quickest online program to attain my PhD or EdD in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or a combination of. Money is not a matter, because I will have it paid through my workplace. Please help. Thank you.
shelly g asked:
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carissa r asked:
I’m interested in knowing how drug rehabs are being managed and how they hire workers as well as accept or reject patients. I want to know the principles that they abide by, as well as the treatment programs that they offer. I would like to interview someone who manages a drug rehab so that I may be able to compare how one drug rehab is different from another.
Why is it that there are people who undergo drug rehabilitation who still go back to taking drugs afterward?
CARRIE S asked:
Does this mean that the drug rehab program that they were made to undergo just wasn’t effective enough? Or is it more of the fault of the individual?
I love wildlife and would love to work with rehabilitation or conservation, but im only 15. Does anyone know of something like this anyplace near Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, or Moorpark CA.
Bush is not conservative asked:
Addiction is an illness. Narcotics abuse is an illness. Logically, the purchasing, possession and abuse of a drug by an addict is as much of a health concern as it is a legal one.
Narcotics abuse is undoubtedly a more emotionally complicated crime than other nonviolent offenses such as theft and vandalism, but early attempts to curb abuse lacked the necessary breadth to get addicts clean. Incarceration is not an effective method of freeing drug users from the substances on which they depend.
You cannot always beat a beast into submission, and the national “war on drugs,” as it is currently framed, attempts to do just that. It aims to prevent drug abuse and crimes through the enforcement of strict, blanketed penalties for citizens who violate.
Although national policies on drug prohibition state the goal is to promote public health, more funding, both on a national and local level, is allocated toward criminal investigations and prosecution of drug users than toward education and rehabilitation.
The fruitless brute-force methods established at a federal level are also standard at the local level. The Los Angeles Police Department made 26,131 arrests for violent and property-related crimes in 2003, according to a statistical report released by the chief of police.
The same year, the LAPD made 27,486 narcotics arrests. In short, police officers arrested 1,300 more citizens for narcotics violations than for murders, rapes, thefts, aggravated assaults and larcenies combined.
Despite the widespread arrests for narcotics-defined crimes in 2003, the effects the arrests had on usage was negligible. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of adult users and abusers remained at a flat line.
Crime statistics show that harsh sentencing for nonviolent drug possession convictions is ineffective in deterring repeat offenses, but further analysis reveals that incarceration for those first offenses could increase the probably of a second offense. Relapse rates are more than 70 percent from all forms of criminal justice interventions and corrections-oriented approaches alone, according to the U.N. Office on Drug and Crime.
California took a step in the right direction in November of 2000 when it passed Proposition 36 - the initiative that allows people with first- and second-time drug possession convictions to receive drug treatment instead of incarceration - but implementation and funding issues have prevented the proposition from being wholly successful.
Officials at the district attorney’s office told the L.A. Weekly that they had expected the primary patients enrolling in the rehabilitation programs to be recreational users - not full-blown addicts. The money allocated to fund rehabilitation programs and medical treatment is insufficient for the more typical, heavily addicted individuals who frequently require longer, more expensive treatments in residential facilities instead of 12-step outpatient program.
Recent state and county cutbacks have been devastating to already strained programs made possible by Prop. 36. To further complicate matters, the sheer size of the county coupled with the lack of money makes proper regulation of the program near impossible to assess.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, effective drug treatment programs combine the necessary medical aid and social services required to get the addicted individual back on track. Prop. 36 has made headway in providing Californians in need with a chance at restored chemical freedom, but without additional well-funded social welfare programs such as job placement services, access to medical and mental health treatment facilities, and counseling services, the success of the legislation is extremely limited.
A more compassionate solution to the drug problem is not only more humane, it’s more cost effective. Every dollar spent on drug and alcohol abuse treatment saves the public $7, according study findings released by the state in 1994.
To successfully combat drug abuse and drug-related crime in California, the state needs to ensure that allocating funding for rehabilitation programs is a priority.
In addition to the court-mandated programs created by Prop. 36, the city needs to make comprehensive voluntary rehabilitation programs accessible to drug addicts who want to change before they’re picked up by the police. The earlier people are given a hand to make the change, the sooner they will.
It’s easy to demonize drug addicts and dismiss jail sentences that still too frequently follow possession convictions, but blame doesn’t create change.
An addict with hopeless prospects has a hard time finding motivation to get clean, but if the society around that addict is willing to offer guidance, support and the promise of brighter future for the willing, the incentive to get sober suddenly becomes tangible .
Compassion must become a fundamental element in the rehabilitation system, and compassion starts with understanding. Prop. 36 was a great start, but there’s still a long road ahead.
I just got pulled over for speeding. I was doing 63 in a 40. My question is if im on A.R. will this pretty much screw me over. I didn’t get a ticket but i did receive an infraction for it, and now i have to go to court. Do minor traffic violations, violate the A.R. program? Thanks in advance
Salty Sailor asked:
I am wondering if I would be considered part of the family since it is me, my fiance and her daughter?
Here is the definition:
The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) defines a family as parents, step-parents, guardians and their spouses, or other eligible relative caregivers and their spouses, and their blood related dependent children and adoptive siblings under the age of 18
years living in the same home including children temporarily absent from the family in settings such as schools, foster care, and residential treatment facilities, or parents, step-parents, guardians and their spouses, or other relative caregivers and their
spouses temporarily absent from the family in settings such as schools, military service, or rehabilitation programs.
A close friend of mine is addicted to Heroine, and Cocaine, and wants to get clean. she’s tried on her own, but continues to fall into that lifestyle. She wants to get professional help, but can’t afford it. We live in Los angeles. She’s trying to get MediCal, but even then it will be hard foe her to find a program she can afford. Anyone know of any free or discount re-hab programs or psycologists or something who coudl help her in California?
Catherine F asked:
Dogs, mostly labs & setters are used in nursing homes and hospitals to help rehabilitate elderly and injured individuals. Am trying to find the organization that has info on needed training, behaviors, licenses, etc needed to have to participate in this program.