Drug, Solvent And Alcohol Abuse Counselling - Qp8

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Drug Solvent And Alcohol Abuse Counselling Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The two schools of thought regarding detoxification are: (Select two)
    • A. 

      Complete abstinence

    • B. 

      Partial abstinence

    • C. 

      A fast reduction in the use of the substance

    • D. 

      A slow reduction in the use of the substance

  • 2. 
    Dihydrocodeine can be useful to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, as part of a reducing Methadone regime because: (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      A relatively weak opiate (30 mg Dihydrocodeine = 3 mg Methadone);

    • B. 

      A longer acting drug with less severe withdrawal symptoms;

    • C. 

      Easier to reduce slowly without practical difficulties, particularly if the 10 mg per 5 ml liquid formulation is used.

  • 3. 
    Doctors have patients who have become addicted to low doses of Dihydrocodeine (up to ______ daily).
    • A. 

      400mg

    • B. 

      430mg

    • C. 

      450mg

  • 4. 
    There is also a third option for detoxification; that of carrying out the procedure whilst heavily sedated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Taken intravenously, Naltrexone is a non-addictive medicine with no mood altering effects
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    It is considered there are four essentials required in order for the programme to work: (Select three)
    • A. 

      Self-motivation - a real desire to kick the addiction by the user.

    • B. 

      Commitment of a responsible person to administer the maintenance tablet of the opiate-blocker Naltrexone -for a one-year period.

    • C. 

      Prescription of Naltrexone over a twelve-month period by a doctor or medical specialist.

    • D. 

      Pre-discharge professional counselling is made available to the user.

  • 7. 
    There are a number of relapse indicators, which include the following:  (Select the incorrect statement)
    • A. 

      Continued belief that opiates will relieve physical symptoms or offer a quick fix.

    • B. 

      Loss of constructive planning.

    • C. 

      Accepting that it is time to move on.

    • D. 

      Thinking of using in a controlled way, e.g. "If I only use at weekends..."

  • 8. 
    The following methods can help improve the patient's sleep pattern: (Select three)
    • A. 

      Avoid excessive alcohol on a regular basis.

    • B. 

      Get up at the same time each morning, irrespective of time when went to sleep the night before.

    • C. 

      Avoid excessive daytime activity

    • D. 

      Go to bed or turn the lights out only when feeling sleepy.

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