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Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships

1.  Alcohol dependence is characterized by what?
A) tolerance
B) signs of withdrawal
C) diminished control over drinking
D) all of the above
2.  Alcohol Abuse is a maladaptive pattern of drinking that leads to clinically significant impairment or distress.
A) True
B) False
3.  Even small amounts of alcohol consumed during pregnancy or in combined with certain medications may result in?
A) significant adverse consequences
B) a healthy pregnancy
C) a healthy child
4.  Risky drinking can be determined by identifying which of the following patterns?
A) high-volume drinking
B) high-quantity consumption
C) drinking that occurs within a context that poses a particular danger
D) all of the above
5.  Family problems that are likely to co-occur with alcohol problems include?
A) Violence
B) Marital Conflict
C) Infidelity
D) All of the Above
6.  If an individual presents for therapy with a self-identified alcohol problem, it is prudent to?
A) skip the screening step
B) move directly to further assessment of the alcohol problem
7.  Screening for alcohol problems should be considered only a first step. Screening alone does not provide enough information to make either a diagnosis or an informed treatment decision.
A) True
B) False
8.  Assessing dependence symptoms is critical to determining the appropriate treatment option
A) True
B) False
9.  Providing clients who have drinking problems with choices about how to select treatment options and how to articulate treatment goals will result in better treatment retention and more positive outcomes.
A) True
B) False
10.  The primary goal of the 'problem assessment' is to?
A) Determine whether the drinking is related to the presenting problem
B) Determine the severity of the alcohol problem
C) Obtain a detailed picture of the cognitive, affective, and motivational aspects
D) All of the Above
11.  When should you involve children in family therapy?
A) when the children's presence may give you an opportunity to educate them
B) when children are acutely aware of the parents heavy drinking
C) when children link drinking to changes in behavior
D) All of the Above
12.  What are common pitfalls that family therapist may face?
A) defensiveness on the part of the drinker
B) family members that may attempt to ally with you (the therapist)
C) negative reactions by family members to your empathic responses to the drinker
D) All of the Above
13.  The goal of feedback is to?
A) prove a point
B) enhance the drinker's willingness to make changes in his/her drinking
C) point out the weaknesses of the drinker
14.  If there is evidence of physical violence in the family, you must take steps to?
A) assure the safety of the family
B) terminate the treatment
C) have the children removed from the home
15.  Effective treatment approaches include?
A) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
B) Motivational Enhancement Therapy
C) Twelve-Step Facilitation
D) All of the Above