AUSAP Substance Use

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  1. What would be the addiction counselors case management responsibilities for a client who is lacking job skills?
    A. take an employment history.
    B. Help the client set up a job interview.
    C. Help the client write a resume.
    D. assess the clients employment skills.
    E. refer the client for vocational counseling. 
    E. refer the client for vocational counseling.
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  2. Which of the following is the best way to communicate concern and caring for the client.
    A. frequently reassuring the client.
    B. use of affectionate gestures.
    C. Use of self disclosure.
    D. demonstrating unconditional positive regard.
    D. demonstrating unconditional positive regard.
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  3. Which words best characterize the changes that occur in an alcohol or drug abusers relationship with family, friends, and society as a result of the substance abuse?
    A. contempt and hostility.
    B. generous and fun loving.
    C. immorality and sexual acting out.
    D. Withdrawal and isolation. 
    E. independence and self-reliance.
    D. Withdrawal and isolation.
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  4. During a session you notice that the client is getting progressively more agitated. You suspect a potential for violence unless something is done immediately. Your best course of action would be. 
    A. call for assistance.
    B. confront the clients behavior.
    C. instruct the client in relaxation techniques. 
    D. continue trying to solve problem.
    E. summarize the inappropriateness of the clients feelings.
    A. call for assistance.
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  5. The provision of information concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available service and resources, is termed.
    A. case management
    B. client education
    C. crisis intervention
    D. consultation
    B. client education
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  6. A heavy barbiturate user who has steadily increased usage over many months realizes that it takes a lot of alcohol to get a "buzz". What pharmacological process does this illustrate? 
    A. decreased tolerance.
    B. increased tolerance
    C. substitution
    D. paradoxical effect
    E. potentiation
    B. increased tolerance
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  7. Which of the following statements are true?
    A. knowledge of alternative resources is not important for counselors
    B. A referral to an outside resource should be made only when there is a crisis.
    C. Counselors should visit facilities to which they frequently make referrals.
    D. There is no need for a counselor to assist a client in making the initial referral contact once the client needs to be self-motivated to seek help
    C. Counselors should visit facilities to which they frequently make referrals.
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  8. When entering progress notes in the clinical record, the counselor must include all of the following, except:
    A. Description of any changes in the condition of the client.
    B. interpretations of progress without reference to directly observed behaviors.
    C. the clients current status.
    D. chronological documentation.
    E. interventions utilized by staff.
    B. interpretations of progress without reference to directly observed behaviors.
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  9. Which of the following drugs is not associated with physical withdrawal?
    A. narcotics and synthetic narcotics.
    B. barbiturates. 
    C. minor tranquilizers.
    D. hallucinogens
    E. All of the above
    D. hallucinogens
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  10. Which of the following would be considered a consultation?
    A. an in-house staffing where client cases are reviewed.
    B. an individual session with counselor and supervisor.
    C. A meeting with probation officer.
    D. case discussion with the agency psychiatrist.
    E. All of the above.
    E. All of the above.
  11. In 1985, the issue of AIDS was targeted as a top priority for training and assistance to:
    A. Sexual abuse counselors
    B. Medical professionals
    C. drug abuse treatment professionals
    D. counselors working with gay/lesbian populations
    E. All human services counselors.
    C. drug abuse treatment professionals
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  12. A professional discipline is defined by:
    A. A common body of knowledge
    B. A code of ethics.
    C. A concern for their peers
    D. All of the above.
    E. none of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  13. Its important to consider the attributes that a dependent individual brings from the special population he ore she identifies with because:
    A. Such views influence the definition of dependence.
    B. such views influence the treatment outcome
    C. such views influence the likelihood of long-term sobriety. 
    D. All of the above.
    E. none of the above.
    D. All of the above.
  14. The word "abnormal" literally means behavior that:
    A. is odd.
    B. is "away from the normal"
    C. interferes with the well-being of the individual.
    D. Deviates from societies norms
    E. is undesirable
    B. is "away from the normal"
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  15. An inpatient medical unit is appropriate for treating an alcoholic who: 
    A. has experienced seizures.
    B. has experienced blackouts.
    C. drinks daily and has missed work
    D. has no support system.
    E. Has recently been arrested for felony offence.
    A. has experienced seizures.
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  16. Chemical dependency effects people with varied personalities, cultures and lifestyles. To be effective in counseling these diverse populations, a counselor must:
    A. Both A & B
    B. understand that skills, methods and goals need to be appropriate for the experience and lifestyle of the culturally different client. 
    C. understand his/her perceptions of addiction and realize that perceptions of others may differ.
    D. Both A & C
    E. understand that external sociopolitical forces have limited influence on, culturally different groups. 
    D. Both A & C
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  17. Five basic counseling styles have been identified that define how a non-minority counselor might deal with a minority client. The style of counseling in which a counselor acts out the deep-seated prejudices that he/she has toward a minority group is known as:
    A. Cultural Ignorance.
    B. Overt Racism and Hostility.
    C. Covert Prejudice.
    D. The ""Color-Blind" Counselor.
    E. The "Culturally-Liberated" Counselor
    B. Overt Racism and Hostility.
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  18. The term ""freebasing"" refers to:
    A. withdrawing from cocaine
    B. smoking cocaine that has been processed
    C. sterilizing a needle prior to injection
    D. snorting cocaine
    E. mixing cocaine with heroin
    B. smoking cocaine that has been processed
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  19. In a dysfunctional family system, the role which the eldest child generally plays is referred to as:
    A. The Mascot.
    B. The Hero.
    C. The Primary Enabler.
    D. The Lost Child.
    E. The Scapegoat.
    B. The Hero.
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  20. Substances which can alter the normal course of body functions, including thoughts, moods and emotions are called:
    A. medicines.
    B. vitamins.
    C. nutrients.
    D. psychoactive drugs.
    E. drugs.
    D. psychoactive drugs.
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  21. When assessing a client's past and present cocaine use, which of the following would indicate chronic abuse?
    A. paranoia
    B. problems with headaches, coughing and nosebleeds
    C. all of the above
    D. compulsive use and loss of control
    E. insomnia and irritability
    C. all of the above
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  22. In an initial interview, a client complains of extreme constipation and poor appetite. Such symptoms may point to addiction to which of the following drugs?
    A. non-barbiturate sedatives
    B. alcohol
    C. amphetamines
    D. narcotics
    E. diazepam
    D. narcotics
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  23. Counselors who recognize that certain clinical problems continually upset them should consider which of the following?
    A. explore their feelings with the client
    B. seek specialized training
    C. refer clients with these problems to other counselors
    D. re-evaluate their expectations
    E. seek clinical supervision
    E. seek clinical supervision
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  24. The first contact that a potential client would have with an agency would likely be for the purpose of:
    A. screening
    B. family therapy
    C. treatment planning
    D. education
    E. psycho-social assessment
    A. screening
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  25. The intake process involves:
    A. completing the initial procedures for admission to a program
    B. making referrals to outside agencies
    C. collaborating with other professionals
    D. development of a treatment plan
    E. all of the above
    A. completing the initial procedures for admission to a program
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  26. The description of the client's rights typically occurs during the:
    A. assessment
    B. referral
    C. orientation
    D. intake
    E. screening
    C. orientation
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  27. Of the following problems presented by an alcoholic or addicted client during an initial interview, which is most important as it applies to counseling?
    A. he cannot admit his alcoholism/addiction
    B. he is heavily in debt
    C. he was arrested for drunk driving
    D. all of his friends are heavy drinker/drug users
    E. he has a poor family support system
    A. he cannot admit his alcoholism/addiction
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  28. When alcohol and barbiturates are taken together, what pharmacological effect are they likely to have?
    A. additive
    B. synergistic
    C. protagonistic
    D. tolerance
    E. antagonistic
    B. synergistic
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  29. Experts refer to three stages of effective treatment for alcohol and drug problems. The first stage consists of medical-physical interventions, the second and third stages are:
    A. after care and A.A./N.A. meetings.
    B. family therapy and A.A./N.A
    C. vocational counseling and after care
    D. psycho-social rehabilitation and after care
    E. skill development and reinforcement
    D. psycho-social rehabilitation and after care
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  30. The most important criteria for client inclusion in group counseling is:
    A. limited insight capability
    B. prior experience in individual counseling
    C. motivation
    D. interpersonal problems only
    E. prior experience in group counseling
    C. motivation
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  31. Spouses of active alcoholics who do not receive treatment experience all of the following except:
    A. greater skills at independent living than spouses of non-alcoholics
    B. greater incidence of physical illnesses than spouses of non-alcoholics
    C. greater incidence of chemical dependency than spouses of non-alcoholics
    D. greater incidence of depression than spouses of non-alcoholics
    E. greater problems with co-workers than spouses of non-alcoholics
    A. greater skills at independent living than spouses of non-alcoholics
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  32. For the counselor, ""self -knowledge is important
    because:        

    A.     the counselor can then work to resolve his/her
    own vulnerable areas   
    B.     the counselor can then treat every client             
    C.     the counselor can then disclose their personal
    issues to clients 
    D.     the counselor cannot become emotionally affected
    by a client  
    E.      none of the above
    A.     the counselor can then work to resolve his/her
  33. During the screening process, a critical task that the
    counselor has is to:

    A.     develop a treatment plan           
    B.      consult with colleagues
    C.     engage the client's family in treatment 
    D.     establish rapport with the client               
    E.     complete a mental status exam               
    D.     establish rapport with the client
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  34. The completion of various forms, including releases of information, financial, and consent for treatment, happens during the client's:
    A. case review
    B. orientation
    C. psycho-social assessment
    D. intake
    E. discharge
    D. intake
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  35. The orientation process includes:
    A. providing the client with information about addiction
    B. determining a client's eligibility for admission
    C. collecting a substance abuse history from the client
    D. providing the client with the information about the nature and goals of the treatment program
    E. all of the above
    A. providing the client with information about addiction
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  36. The method by which disulfiram (Antabuse) acts to deter the consumption of alcohol is:
    A. by increasing adrenal gland output of adrenalin, causing flushing, difficulty breathing and dizziness, which causes the patient to get scared
    B. by decreasing the ability of alcohol to effect the brain and lead to intoxication
    C. by increasing the rate at which alcohol is metabolized, thereby shortening the period of intoxication
    D. by decreasing the body's ability to break down poisonous metabolites of alcohol
    E. none of the above.
    D. by decreasing the body's ability to break down poisonous metabolites of alcohol
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  37. The majority of Americans use drugs to:
    A. have fun.
    B. work longer and harder.
    C. cope with stress.
    D. none of the above.
    E. All of the above.
    E. All of the above.
  38. When conducting an assessment, what is the counselor's primary focus?
    A. exploring treatment options
    B. having the client sign Release of Information forms
    C. explaining the rules of the program
    D. identifying the client's problems and needs, strengths and weaknesses
    E. confronting the client's denial
    D. identifying the client's problems and needs, strengths and weaknesses
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  39. Which of the following is an essential treatment goal during the first two to four weeks of sobriety?
    A. resolving residual grief
    B. developing new peer relationships
    C. securing employment
    D. understanding one's family dynamics
    E. physical withdrawal from non-essential mood altering drugs
    E. physical withdrawal from non-essential mood altering drugs
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  40. In the first stage of group development, the group focuses on:
    A. acceptance and approval issues
    B. dominance and control
    C. establishing a social pecking order
    D. conflict between group members
    E. negative comments and criticism
    A. acceptance and approval issues
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  41. As an alcoholic's or addict's chemical use progresses, he/she:
    A. is overwhelmed by an upsurge of emotions
    B. become increasingly aware of feelings that are now disinhibited by the drug
    C. progressively loses touch with his/her emotional life
    D. is out of touch with feelings only when he/she is drinking or using
    E. loses touch with negative emotions
    C. progressively loses touch with his/her emotional life
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  42. A counselor best communicates a non-judgmental attitude by:
    A. analytic interpretations
    B. non-verbal behavior
    C. direct confrontations
    D. self-disclosures
    E. offering frequent reassurance
    B. non-verbal behavior
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  43. The most essential ingredient in the case management process is:
    A. the mental status exam
    B. the after care treatment plan
    C. the discharge summary
    D. the social history
    E. the counselor's progress notes
    E. the counselor's progress notes
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  44. A client informs you that he has frequent thoughts and plans of suicide. He says however, that if you tell anyone, he will definitely carry out the plan. As a counselor, you should:
    A. convince him that he is irrational
    B. recommend hospitalization
    C. conduct a family intervention
    D. formulate a protective treatment plan
    E. have him sign a release so his family can be notified
    D. formulate a protective treatment plan
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  45. Codeine, morphine and opium fall under which of the following drug classifications?
    A. stimulants
    B. inhalants
    C. hallucinogens
    D. narcotics
    E. depressants
    D. narcotics
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  46. Client education is usually provided in all of the following ways, except:
    A. formal classes
    B. reading materials
    C. self-help group lists
    D. uncovering the client's feelings about his/her addiction
    E. films or videotapes
    D. uncovering the client's feelings about his/her addiction
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  47. Referral pertains to:
    A. identifying and ranking problems
    B. attending an A.A. or N.A. meeting with a client
    C. assisting a client to utilize the support systems and community resources available
    D. providing drug and alcohol information to clients
    E. meeting with other professionals for discussions and planning
    C. assisting a client to utilize the support systems and community resources available
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  48. A ""Release of Information"" form must include, in addition to the client's name, address and date of birth, which of the following?
    A. the client's ethnic background
    B. the client's social security number
    C. a signature by a medical doctor
    D. the staff member's social security number
    E. the purpose of the release of information
    E. the purpose of the release of information
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  49. What are some of the effects of heroin use?

    A. increased energy and alertness, loss of appetite
    B. relaxation, exaggerated laughter, altered sense of time
    C. changes in sensation, hallucinations, illusions
    D. rapid pulse, headaches, loss of appetite
    E. euphoria followed by ""nodding"" and possible nausea
    E. euphoria followed by ""nodding"" and possible nausea
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  50. Relating with in-house and other professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client describes the process of:

    A. consultation
    B. client education
    C. counseling
    D. assessment
    E. referral
    A. consultation
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  51. A major concern regarding AIDS and IV drug users is:

    A. Direct transmission.
    B. Indirect transmission.
    C. Impaired judgment leading to risk behaviors.
    D. None of the above are true.
    E. All of the above are true.
    E. All of the above are true.
  52. Which of the following does not define ethics?

    A. The nature of the right.
    B. Principles of morality.
    C. The legal issues of counseling.
    D. The science of the good.
    E. Rules of conduct.
    C. The legal issues of counseling.
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  53. When developing treatment needs for any individual, a therapist must take into account how a person ___, ___ and ___in order to effect change.

    A. understands, learns, chooses.
    B. learns, tries, does.
    C. thinks, feels, and behaves.
    D. acts, reacts, and changes.
    E. All of the above are correct.
    C. thinks, feels, and behaves.
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  54. According to recent studies, what percentage of chemically dependent clients also suffer from an underlying psychiatric disorder?

    A. 65%
    B. 45%
    C. 20%
    D. 80%
    E. 50%
    A. 65%
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  55. The use of a drug in some socially prescribed fashion is referred to as:

    A. drug misuse.
    B. drug use.
    C. drug therapy.
    D. drug dependence.
    E. drug abuse.
    B. drug use.
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  56. Which of the following terms refers to a mental condition of relatively short duration?

    A. acute
    B. episodic.
    C. factitious.
    D. chronic.
    E. responsive.
    A. acute
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  57. Hippocrates erroneously held which of the following beliefs?

    A. The brain is the central organ of human activity.
    B. Dreams are important in understanding the personality.
    C. Heredity may cause mental abnormality.
    D. Head injuries may cause sensory and motor disorders.
    E. There are basically four types of body fluids which determine mental functioning.
    E. There are basically four types of body fluids which determine mental functioning.
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  58. Multi-cultural means:

    A. understanding more than one culture AND growing up with more than one cultural orientation.
    B. understanding more than one culture AND living in a country with more than one cultural orientation.
    C. understanding more than one culture.
    D. living in a country with more than one cultural orientation.
    E. growing up with more than one cultural orientation
    E. growing up with more than one cultural orientation
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  59. An example of drug misuse would be:


    A. taking prescribed medicines under a doctors care.
    B. using small amounts of alcohol to aid sleep.
    C. combining alcohol with other depressant drugs.
    D. all of the above.
    E. none of the above.
    C. combining alcohol with other depressant drugs.
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  60. The interpersonal style in which a member of a minority group is neither accepting nor rejecting of his/her cultural identity is known as:

    A. The Traditional Interpersonal Style.
    B. The Acculturated Interpersonal Style.
    C. The Cultural-Immersed interpersonal Style.
    D. The Bi-Cultural Interpersonal Style.
    E. None of the above.
    A. The Traditional Interpersonal Style.
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  61. In a dysfunctional family system, the role which the youngest child generally plays is referred to as:

    A. The Mascot.
    B. The Hero.
    C. The Primary Enabler.
    D. The Scapegoat.
    E. The Lost Child.
    E. The Lost Child.
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  62. Narcotic drugs:

    A. kill pain.
    B. depress the central nervous system.
    C. induce sleep.
    D. none of the above.
    E. all of the above
    E. all of the above
  63. Why do counselors benefit from having a theoretical basis from which to work?

    A. They find it easier to show empathy
    B. They can effectively deal with transferential issues
    C. They find it easier to organize information that may help improve performance
    D. The are more likely to gain the respect of the client
    E. They are better equipped to diagnose drug dependence
    C. They find it easier to organize information that may help improve performance
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