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Continuing Education Quiz

October 5, 2011
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 10 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 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Help for the chronic relapser

1. The author states that many chronic relapsers who arrive at Burning Tree tell her that they expect to:

a. Achieve a lasting recovery.

b. Continue to relapse periodically.

c. Die from the disease of addiction.

2. The author states that the chronic relapser tends to have a history of repeatedly working these Steps.

a. Steps 1, 2 and 3

b. Steps 7 and 8

c. All 12 Steps

3. The chronic relapser who has been in many treatment programs often has developed an ability to feign:

a. Engagement.

b. Empathy.

c. Trauma.

4. Characteristics of chronic relapsers often include this specific constellation of disorders.

a. Anxiety disorders

b. Personality disorders

c. Dual disorders

5. The author describes the task of identifying a chronic relapser as:

a. Easy.

b. Difficult.

c. Unimportant.

6. The author's vision of long-term treatment contemplates a period in excess of:

a. 3 months.

b. 6 months.

c. 9 months.

7. A chronic relapser might need this amount of time to emerge out of what the author refers to as a “fog.”

a. 3 to 6 weeks

b. 2 to 4 months

c. 3 to 6 months

8. The author states that a program treating chronic relapsers should:

a. Insist that family members receive treatment.

b. Suggest that family members receive treatment.

c. Place strict limits on any family involvement.

9. The author states that a program's need to dismiss a client engaging in repetitive non-compliant behavior will occur:

a. On no occasion.

b. Occasionally.

c. Frequently.

10. The author states that programs need to focus as much as possible on the chronic relapser's:

a. Words.

b. Actions.

c. Feelings.

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