ALcohol in society questions
32. Studies have shown that alcohol abuse develops into alcohol dependence in what percentage of people diagnosed as alcohol abusers?
34. It is beneficial to clearly define diagnostic criteria for alcoholism because:
A. it facilitates insurance reimbursement
B. it is less judgmental
C. it provides guidance for identifying alcoholics
D. it provides jobs in health-care and other helping professions
53. Historically, society and researchers have focused the least on the effect of drinking on an alcoholic’s:
C. need for treatment
D. life expectancy
60. Follow-up questions to a positive screening test are important to determine:
A. how to provide medical care
B. if the family should be included in an evaluation
C. a definitive diagnosis of alcohol dependency
D. the underlying causes of alcohol abuse
63. In preliminary phase of recovery, the therapist does all of the following EXCEPT:
A. confer with coworkers about clients
B. sets the stage for the client to initiate change
C. helps the client come to the realization that there is no hope that she can drink problem-free
D. insists, for the sake of a successful outcome, that the client diagnose himself as an alcoholic
65. Which of the following clinician traits most strongly influences a successful outcome to alcohol-dependency treatment?
A. being concrete
B. being empathetic
C. being confrontational
D. being a recovering alcoholic
73. Recovering families
A. are usually immediately able to return to healthy functioning families
B. rarely go through a notable transition once the drinking stops
C. must relearn how to interact with each other
D. none of these
74. The goal of AA’s 12 steps is:
A. to be dry
B. to be sober
C. to be a self-help program
D. to be able to drink problem-free
75. The recovering alcoholic who is swamped with self-doubt after making any mistake at work may need _________ to develop skills to handle negative emotional states.
A. contingency management
B. relapse prevention
C. to create a supportive social network
D. to develop a healthy and balanced lifestyle
76. Distilled liquor has higher alcohol content than fermented beverages.
77. People’s expectations of alcohol’s effects can help explain drinking motives.
78. Legislation that promotes treatment for alcohol misuse incorporates the current view of alcoholism as a treatable disease.
79. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment accredits treatment programs.
80. Less than 10% of the population consumes 50% of all the alcohol.
81. The South has the highest proportion of abstainers, and among drinkers, the highest rate of heavy drinkers.
82. In international rankings, the United States is among the top five countries in per capita consumption.
83. In a fatal accident involving a pedestrian, it is more likely that the pedestrian has been drinking than the driver.
84. The family unit as well as the alcohol-troubled person has higher health-care costs.
85. A major component of alcohol-related health care costs is alcohol treatment
86. Alcohol related motor vehicle fatalities, involving an alcohol-impaired driver have been declining among younger drivers.
87. Less than 15% of alcohol related health care spending is on rehabilitation and treatment.
88. Suicide is almost never successful when the individual has been drinking.
89. The proportion of those with alcohol abuse and alcoholism who receive treatment now surpasses 50%.
90. Digestion must occur before the effects of alcohol can be felt.
91. Most alcohol is removed from the body through metabolism
92. The more active you are, the more quickly you will metabolize alcohol.
93. Alcohol is a stimulant.
94. If a man and a woman weigh the same amount, their blood alcohol levels will be identically affected if they both drink the same amount of alcohol.
95. Body fat absorbs alcohol.
96. Parents of get-into-everything toddlers should store perfume in the same way they store other poisonous products.
97. A person’s preconceived ideas about the effects of alcohol can affect their drinking experiences.
98. Alcoholism is incurable.
99. Alcoholism is highly treatable.
100. According to the DSM-IV TR, “substance use disorders” include alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse.
101. There is little overlap between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Diseases.
102. George Vaillant agreed with E.M. Jellinek that alcoholism’s symptoms emerge in a predictable progression.
103. Vaillant’s study confirmed the presence of an alcoholic personality which predisposes people to develop alcohol dependence.
104. If a drug has unpleasant effects as it wears off, chances are that a person will be less likely to use the drug again.
105. Genetics are the sole determinant as to whether a person will become alcohol dependent.
106. Many researchers believe alcohol dependency springs from a dysfunctional brain reward cascade.
107. Because Muslims forbid drinking, there are very low rates of alcoholism in their population.
108. In regard to alcohol dependence, cultural differences among groups have become more marked in the past 30 years.
109. Introducing adolescents to alcohol use at home keeps them from drinking outside the home in unsupervised settings.
110. The laws in the United States about drinking and driving are much stricter than those in European countries
111. Raising the drinking age in the U.S. decreased the number of drinking-related accidents.
112. Liability concerns surrounding serving alcohol have changed the way some work establishments host company functions.
113. An example of harm reduction is the designated-driver campaign.
114. The kidneys are not greatly affected by alcohol consumption.
115. Alcohol dependent men can experience enlarged breasts and decreased testosterone production.
116. Alcohol use slows the onset of osteoporosis.
117. Delirium tremens (DTs) are the hallmark of alcohol withdrawal, and everyone who goes through alcohol withdrawal experiences them.
118. Extreme defensiveness is a key behavioral trait among alcoholics.
119. Suppressing emotions and rationalization are normal tools that people with emerging alcohol problems can use to feel good about themselves.
120. People who have reached the harmful use stage drink to feel good and have fun.
121. Drinking to feel normal is a hallmark characteristic of alcohol dependence.
122. Alcohol-dependent people disappoint their friends and family by failing to meet expectations.
123. Enabling behavior can leave the nonuser with feelings for resentment towards the user.
124. When those in the alcohol-treatment field describe alcoholism as a family illness, they are usually referring to alcoholism’s genetic components.
125. It can accurately be predicted that the family of an alcoholic will go through, in sequential order, all six stages described in “Alcoholism and the Family.”