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NC Substance Abuse Certification Exam

Supporting

This counseling technique is the skill of providing group members with encouragement and reinforcement, especially whenthey are disclosing personal information, when they are exploring painful feelings, and when they are taking risks.

.35

A blood alcohol concentration of ____% can make a person seriously intoxicated and lose consciousness, but probably not enough to produce death.

Hallucinogen

What category drug is Psilocybin (Mushrooms)?

Intimacy Stage

Group planning occurs most often during this stage.

Discharge your duty to warn

In the course of working as an addictions counselor you have a client who has threatened a specific person and the threat seems imminent and serious, ethically you must:

possible child abuse/neglect

You are meeting with the Smith family for a family counseling session. They complain that the children have "acting out behaviors" and problems with discipline. When Mr. Smith walks in you smell alcohol on his breath. Mrs. Smith is very quiet and withdrawn. The children seem very frightened of you and sit especially close to their father. What is the most important initial concern?

Depressant

What category drug is Xanax?

The end of a group

Summarizing is especially needed at:

Eclectic

In the Adlerian therapeutic system, Adlerians are not bound by any set of techniques, and they have a diversity of therapeutic styles. They tend to be _________ in drawing from many techniques suited to the individual needs of their clients.

To report the occurence to the child protection authorities

An addiction professional is attending a social gathering where alcoholic beverages are being served. Everyone is a bit plastered, and a colleague tells her about an incident that indicates that he is sexually abusing his children. What is the addiction professional's responsibility at this point?

Rudolf Dreikurs and Don Dinkmeyer

Some of the most significant developers of the Adlerian therapeutic system.

33 times greater than the Caucasian population

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome among Native
Americans is ___

Subjective, objective, assessment, and plan

Dr. Lawrence Weed's charting method, "SOAP", refers to:

28.4%

Percentage of patients who were admitted to emergency rooms and tested positive for Cocaine:

Less than 5%

Percentage of inidiviuals with alcohol withdrawal who experience alcohol withdrawal delirium (or Delirium Tremens or DTs)

Reflecting Feelings

This counseling technique is the skill of responding to the essence of what a person has communicated.

Methadone Programs

One of the most common pharmathrapeutic intervention programs.

Aftercare

Typically refers to individual and/or group treatment used to provide support and direction following primary treatment.

Genogram

Is most helpful for identifying family structures.

The Comprehensive Drinker Profile

A numeric scoring of an individual's degree of alcoholism arrived through the interview process.

Reality therapy goals

It is the client's responsibility to identify and set goals.

Intimacy vs. Isolation

According to Erickson the task to be accomplished in adulthood.

most affected by peer drug use.

Drug use by adolescents is _______

Cerebral atrophy and cardiovascular damage

Long-term effects of alcoholism

Concreteness

The counselor characteristic or ability used to guide the client in relating and communicating in specific terms rather than in general or abstract terms.

Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC)

One of the earliest models for case management services in the criminal justice system. It was created in 1972 when the White House launched a demonstration program.

Inform your supervisor you do not have the qualifications to lead the group.

The agency you work for wants you to lead a group for dually diagnosed clients. You have no training in this area. You should:

Cage Test

Simple assessment with 4 questions that refer to: cutting down on drinking, feeling annoyed, feeling guilty, and dealing with hangovers.

Protect the health, safety, and the welfare of the public.

The primary focus of intervention in the criminal justice system.

Primary purpose of a professional code of ethics

To serve as a guide in helping clients while behaving in a fair way to colleagues.

Primary purpose of professional standards of practice

To provide recognition of demonstrated competency in addictions counseling.

Homeostasis

The tendency of the family to try and maintain balance.

Therapeutic reasoning for self-disclosure in group counseling

To facilitate the growth of the group by relating to client or group issues.

A psychological and sociological difference between male and female alcohol abusers.

Women more often than men will cite a traumatic event that precipitated their drinking.

Presence of withdrawal symptoms and increased tolerance

Two of the best indicators of alcohol or other drug dependence.

Identify the problem

Before beginning treatment a counselor must:

Relationship between AA and the professional treatment community

A partnership between AA and the profesisonal treamtent community was repeatedly emphasized by the founders of AA.

6 Stages of Change

Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action
Maintenance, Relapse

Step 1 of the 12 Steps

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction—that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2 of the 12 Steps

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step 3 of the 12 Steps

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step 4 of the 12 Steps

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Step 5 of the 12 Steps

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Step 6 of the 12 Steps

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Step 7 of the 12 Steps

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Step 8 of the 12 Steps

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

Step 9 of the 12 Steps

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10 of the 12 Steps

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Step 11 of the 12 Steps

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Step 12 of the 12 Steps

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

SASSI Scores

1- No Treatment, 2- Education, 3- Brief/Short-term Treatment, 4- Intermediate Treatment, 5- Long-term Treatment

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