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Continuing Education Quiz

November 1, 2007
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article in this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Alcohol dependence treatment: Case studies in medication use

1. Each of the women profiled in this article cited this as going hand-in-hand with medications in boosting their ability to maintain sobriety.

a. Stable housing

b. Counseling

c. Primary care treatment


2. The author states that the treatment support these women received also was accompanied by this important trait they all shared.

a. Strong family support

b. A commitment to change unhealthy behaviors

c. No history of relapse in treatment


3. Patient Nikki reported strong urges to drink and use drugs, and dealt with this manifestation.

a. A continual taste in her mouth

b. Triggers when she was in public gathering places

c. Sleeplessness


4. Nikki's relapse history since beginning to use naltrexone consisted of:

a. A relapse followed by an arrest.

b. A relapse that never was repeated because naltrexone blocked the substances' euphoric effects.

c. Multiple relapses and a change in medication regimens.


5. Patient Jennifer reported that this medication acted as a strong deterrent to her resuming alcohol use.

a. Naltrexone

b. Acamprosate

c. Disulfiram


6. In working her recovery, Jennifer had to combat this negative influence from members of her therapy group.

a. Their view that taking medications constituted a sign of weakness

b. Their attempt to persuade her to resume substance use

c. Their opinion that she was on the wrong medication


7. Patient Karen reported that using alcohol had helped her combat this problem in the past.

a. Shyness

b. Loneliness

c. Anxiety about work


8. Karen reported this outcome during a period of several days when she missed her acamprosate dosage.

a. Relapse to alcohol use

b. Ability to overcome temptations

c. Physical illness


9. Patient Nancy had used this medication before trying extended-release naltrexone for the first time.

a. Disulfiram

b. Traditional naltrexone

c. Acamprosate


10. While on extended-release naltrexone, Nancy also attended 12-Step meetings with this frequency.

a. Daily

b. Once a week

c. Three times a week







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