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Continuing Education Quiz

April 1, 2008
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 12 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.

The changing face of older-adult addiction

1. Hanley Center patients from the Baby Boomer generation are entering treatment with this overall number of medications taken on average.

a. 3

b. 5

c. 8

2. This class of drugs is the most frequently prescribed to the Baby Boomer patients that Hanley Center is seeing.

a. Benzodiazepines

b. Antidepressants

c. Antipsychotics

3. The author suggests that the growing presence of these disorders in patients ages 50 to 65 might be related to poly-drug and illicit drug use.

a. Bipolar disorders

b. Anxiety disorders

c. Sleep disorders

4. Baby Boomer patients entering treatment present this obstacle at the outset.

a. A distrust of medical professionals

b. An expectation that they will be instantly cured

c. A lack of interest in holistic treatment approaches

5. Hanley Center generally recommends this length of stay for patients in the “young older adult” age group.

a. 30 days

b. 45 days

c. 90 days

6. Hanley Center reports that this type of therapy has proven more effective with Baby Boomer patients than with adults over 65.

a. Group therapy

b. 12-Step oriented approaches

c. Individual therapy

7. Hanley Center has found that its family program of this duration has contributed greatly to recovery in the target population.

a. Three days

b. Five days

c. Seven days

8. The presence of this type of substance use in the Baby Boomer population distinguishes this group from the older generation.

a. Prescription opioids

b. Alcohol

c. Illegal drugs

9. Which of these factors is

not specifically cited as a possible explanation for Baby Boomers reverting to previous patterns of illegal drug use?

a. Attempts to cope with loss of youth

b. Boredom

c. More available leisure time

10. What percentage of Baby Boomer patients leave their primary care physician's office with a medication prescription?

a. 30%

b. 60%

c. 90%