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Continuing Education Quiz

September 1, 2006
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 18 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.

The Family Factor

  1. Many family members have provided addicts with this type of support, which the author considers most sustaining for the addict.

    a. Verbal encouragement

    b. Financial assistance

    c. A secure home environment

  2. Which of these terms refers to a form of enabling that actually can serve to advance the addict's recovery?

    a. Syntonic

    b. Structured

    c. Dystonic

  3. In recovery-affirming enabling, family members work with a therapist on approaches for the addict that have a foundation of trust, realistic expectations, and:

    a. Natural consequences.

    b. Self-reports of progress.

    c. An intensive level of treatment.

  4. Which of these statements is true about a “trust contract”?

    a. Only the addict and one family member need to sign it.

    b. It should not be revised at every opportunity.

    c. It can be revised daily if necessary.

  5. Demanding that an addict leave the family home could backfire if:

    a. The strategy has to be used more than once.

    b. The addict reacts in a way meant to punish the family for the decision.

    c. The initial stretch of time that the addict is away is brief.

  6. The anxiety-producing activities of addiction can be replaced with this tool in the effort to overcome “Stunted Adolescent Addiction Syndrome.”

    a. Direct assistance from the family

    b. Positive reinforcement from the therapist

    c. Daily, structured activities for the addict

  7. The use of positive reinforcement for the addict can be enhanced through an examination of the addict's:

    a. Family relationships.

    b. Preaddiction accomplishments.

    c. Future goals.

  8. The author urges family members to explain this important decision to the addict.

    a. The decision to establish a trust contract

    b. The request that the addict leave the family home

    c. The decision on whether a specific action is seen as promoting or inhibiting recovery

  9. Which of these factors is not cited as a motivator for the addict to gravitate to the family?

    a. Respect

    b. Comfort

    c. Predictability

  10. This activity can set the stage for execution of an effective daily schedule for the addict.

    a. Daily review

    b. Intensive facility-based treatment

    c. Insight-oriented therapy


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