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Life Meaning and Purpose in Addiction Recovery
While life meaning renders the past coherent and gives value to the present, life purpose:
a. attempts to counteract the past.
b. clarifies the present.
c. helps link present activities to a desired future.
Which of these factors is not true about life meaning and purpose?
a. It is defined identically at all stages of recovery.
b. It can be discovered in a sudden revelation.
c. It enhances the likelihood of recovery maintenance.
The authors' interviews of people in recovery found that the four major sources of life meaning and purpose were survival, self-reclamation, service to others, and:
a. connection to community.
b. family bonding.
c. vocational success.
Study subjects who demonstrated service to others helped people whom they had neglected during their addiction experience, the larger community, or:
a. local congregations.
b. other addicts.
c. long-lost acquaintances.
Feelings of this are often what inspire addicts to reach out to others in the spirit of service.
Addiction professionals can help clients reformulate their life meaning and purpose at this critical juncture of the treatment process.
Addiction professionals often can be more effective in helping clients with life meaning and purpose because of this factor.
a. willingness to see LMP from multiple frameworks
b. their own personal experience of LMP
c. significant training in LMP's importance
The inability to shed light on life meaning and purpose is identified by authors as a shortcoming of:
a. most medical professionals.
b. pharmacologic treatments.
c. 12-Step—oriented programs.
All frameworks of recovery help the addict answer the question, “What does it mean to have this problem?”, which focuses on the dimension of:
Life meaning and purpose in recovery are often defined in the context of:
a. the addict's multiple conditions.
b. family dynamics.
c. the client-counselor relationship.