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Vocabulary in the Video

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mental health counselor – A specialist who can talk with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters, and can help them make decisions.
Ed's teacher suggested his mother contact a mental health counselor to help the whole family deal with the death of his father.
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perspective – a way of thinking about something, a point of view.
That's an interesting perspective on the problem. I never thought of it quite like that.
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jump to conclusions – hurry too quickly to find an answer.
When evaluating a patient it is never a good idea to jump to conclusions and make a quick diagnosis. Download the MP3.

took into consideration
–  thought carefully about.
You took into consideration all the facts before making your evaluation.
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substance abuse - the habit of using drugs or alcohol in a way that harms your health.
Andre had a problem with substance abuse because he couldn't control his drinking.
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stigma – a strong feeling from people or society in general that being in a particular situation or having a specific illness is something to be embarrassed about.
It can be hard to accept the stigma of having a parent who is an alcoholic.
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– topics or situations a person has difficulty with.
Takako has issues with her boss at work that she would like to solve.
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support group - a group of people who meet to help each other with a particular problem.
They enjoy meeting and talking with this support group because then they don't feel like they are the only ones with this problem.
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AA – Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization for alcoholics who want to stop drinking alcohol.
Bill stood up at his AA meeting and talked honestly about his difficulties controlling his desire for alcohol.
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Al-Anon – an international organization that helps people who are related to alcoholics.
Samira is attending meetings at Al-Anon so she can get support dealing with her husband's alcoholism.
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– Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Cynthia attends Alateen meetings because her mother is an alcoholic and this causes problems for Cynthia.
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