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Continuing Education Quiz--A tool to engage jail inmates

January 1, 2009
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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.

A tool to engage jail inmates

1. Federal data indicate that the number of local jail inmates found to be dependent on alcohol or drugs exceeds this ratio.

a. Two-fifths

b. One-half

c. Two-thirds

2. The “Changing Course” journal described in the article uses writing exercises, factual information and this feature to engage the individual who has substance use problems.

a. Treatment information

b. A bibliography

c. Visually appealing images

3. Interactive Journaling might prove to be an effective tool in local jails because:

a. Incarceration provides a potentially valuable “teaching moment” for the offender.

b. Jail personnel are not interested in addressing inmates' substance use issues.

c. Journaling can supplement the vast amount of treatment resources available in local jails.

4. The study that examined the effects of the Changing Course journal compared the journal's effects with those of:

a. One-on-one therapy.

b. A federal publication on addictions.

c. A session of brief advice.

5. Out of the 70 inmates originally offered the Changing Course journal, this number refused outright to take it.

a. One

b. Seven

c. Ten

6. This average length of stay in the North Carolina jail where the research took place complicates the effort to engage inmates with addictions.

a. 5 days

b. 14 days

c. 45 days

7. Of the 59 individuals in the study who appeared to work on at least some parts of the journal, this percentage completed the entire journal.

a. 17%

b. 11%

c. 7%

8. Research with this particular population has indicated that many individuals who receive journals during their incarceration keep them after their release.

a. DUI offenders

b. Felony offenders

c. Parole violators

9. This characteristic of the study sample discussed in this article might make it difficult to generalize the findings.

a. Mostly repeat offenders

b. Mostly young offenders

c. Mostly white and male offenders

10. Researchers want future analyses involving this population to determine whether journaling promotes treatment engagement in substance-dependent offenders and whether it:

a. Reduces substance-using days.

b. Convinces offenders to become counselors.

c. Reduces criminal recidivism.

Addiction Professional 2009 January-February;7(1):40

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