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Alcohol Dependence Treatment: Facilitating the Process of Change With Medications
In the Transtheoretical Model of Change, it is at this stage of change when the individual assesses the risks and benefits of change.
An injectable formulation of this medication has added to the addiction treatment community's pharmacotherapy options.
Studies have shown that medications help drinking outcomes when this condition also is present.
a. Clients are mandated to treatment.
b. Clients receive incentives to be in treatment.
c. Clients receive psychosocial therapies.
Many individuals may experience relapse because of difficulty at these stages of change.
a. Contemplation and preparation
b. Preparation and action
c. Action and maintenance
At this stage of change, exposure to medication options may reinforce for the individual that change is possible.
A survey of alcohol-dependent individuals from Gastfriend and colleagues found surprising interest in extended-release naltrexone in that:
a. About three-quarters of the group had never sought treatment for alcohol problems.
b. Most of the individuals had failed on other medications.
c. Many of the individuals expressed doubt about medication treatments in general.
A study of extended-release naltrexone found a significant reduction in heavy drinking compared to placebo by day:
Today's more integrative model of addiction and recovery includes biological, psychological, social, and this factor.
Which of the approved medications for alcohol dependence is associated with a troublesome and intended adverse effect?
The intended dose of the injectable form of naltrexone is:
a. Once every two weeks.
b. Once a month.
c. Once every two months.