Social Science

126. Adult children of alcoholics share a defined set of personality problems caused by their experiences as children.


127. In a major research study children of alcoholic mothers have more emotional problems than children of alcoholic fathers.


128. A positive self-concept and a focus on achievement can protect the children of alcoholic parents from emotional problems.


129. With children of alcoholics, attention to protective factors means the problems are being denied.


130. Managed care has prompted better assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of clients with alcohol-related problems.


131. Because alcohol dependency is a chronic disease, the outcome of treatment will be the same regardless of whether a person is treated in the early or late stages of dependence.


132. Screening tests are not used to diagnose alcohol dependence.


133. It is always appropriate to take an alcohol-use history after obtaining negative results from an alcohol-dependency screening test.


134. When obtaining information regarding alcohol use, queries should be directed to other drug use.


135. It is almost impossible to develop a treatment plan for clients who already have been unsuccessfully treated for alcohol dependency.


136. A successful result of alcohol-abuse treatment may be moderated drinking.


137. A goal of alcohol-dependency treatment is moderated drinking.


138. Basic, day-to-day functioning is difficult and confusing for alcoholics who are just beginning the recovery process.


139. A clinician’s concern about a client becoming dependent on AA is a legitimate basis for not making a referral to AA.


140.  Feedback helps the client to see what is really going on despite their warped perception of reality.


141. To retain the focus on the client, the clinician must never reveal anything personal about herself to the client.


142. Being knowledgeable about alcohol and its effects and imparting this knowledge to a client is one of the key roles of the clinician.


143. AA is not group therapy.


144. The major goal of family treatment is facilitation of the alcohol-dependent individual’s abstinence.


145. The more aggressive a family intervention is, the more likely it is that the intervention will achieve its desired effect.


146. In family treatment, the clinician focuses more on interactions and behaviors than on specific, hurtful incidents from the past.


147. Al-Anon gives family members suggestions for methods to reduce or stop the alcoholic individual’s drinking.


148. “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable” is AA’s twelfth step.


149. AA members report that in the past 25 years, treatment programs have become significantly more important in members’ recovery from alcohol dependency.


150. Relapse prevention has always been a mainstay of alcohol-dependency treatment.


151. Individual counseling is the main component of effective treatment.


152. Early self-disclosure can be countertherapeutic.


153. Activity groups are the most common type of group in alcohol-treatment programs.


154. Alcoholics Anonymous was formed by the American Medical Association.

155. Activities therapy keeps people busy so they can have a break from thinking about their alcohol-related problems.







Essay                                                                                            60 points each



156. Describe in detail the effects of alcohol on the Central Nervous System, brain, neurotransmitters, and the degree of intoxication and effect related to blood alcohol level.



157. Describe and explain the Public Health Model of alcohol dependence.



158. Explain in detail Vernon Johnson’s developmental model of alcohol dependence.



159. Explain blood alcohol concentration, breakdown and removal of alcohol from the body.



160. Describe and explain the Withdrawal Syndromes.



161. Describe liver disease in relation to alcohol.



162. Describe what and how differences in women effect the consumption, absorption, and metabolism of alcohol.



163. Describe in detail how the alcohol beverage industry targets underage youth.



164. Name and describe the elements of relapse prevention.



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