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Continuing Education Quiz

January 1, 2007
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 32 of 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. Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Alcohol Dependence Treatment: Facilitating the Process of Change With Medications

  1. In the Transtheoretical Model of Change, it is at this stage of change when the individual assesses the risks and benefits of change.

    a. Precontemplation

    b. Contemplation

    c. Preparation

  2. An injectable formulation of this medication has added to the addiction treatment community's pharmacotherapy options.

    a. Acamprosate

    b. Naltrexone

    c. Disulfiram

  3. Studies have shown that medications help drinking outcomes when this condition also is present.

    a. Clients are mandated to treatment.

    b. Clients receive incentives to be in treatment.

    c. Clients receive psychosocial therapies.

  4. Many individuals may experience relapse because of difficulty at these stages of change.

    a. Contemplation and preparation

    b. Preparation and action

    c. Action and maintenance

  5. At this stage of change, exposure to medication options may reinforce for the individual that change is possible.

    a. Precontemplation

    b. Contemplation

    c. Preparation

  6. A survey of alcohol-dependent individuals from Gastfriend and colleagues found surprising interest in extended-release naltrexone in that:

    a. About three-quarters of the group had never sought treatment for alcohol problems.

    b. Most of the individuals had failed on other medications.

    c. Many of the individuals expressed doubt about medication treatments in general.

  7. A study of extended-release naltrexone found a significant reduction in heavy drinking compared to placebo by day:

    a. Three.

    b. Five.

    c. Seven.

  8. Today's more integrative model of addiction and recovery includes biological, psychological, social, and this factor.

    a. Educational

    b. Spiritual

    c. Holistic

  9. Which of the approved medications for alcohol dependence is associated with a troublesome and intended adverse effect?

    a. Disulfiram

    b. Naltrexone

    c. Acamprosate

  10. The intended dose of the injectable form of naltrexone is:

    a. Once every two weeks.

    b. Once a month.

    c. Once every two months.


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