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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorder

1. Which of the following statements best defines the term "co-occurring disorder?"

A. Co-occurring disorder refers to the condition of having at least one mental disorder and at least one SUD.

B. Co-occurring disorder refers to the condition of having at least one mental disorder and at least two SUDs.

C. Co-occurring disorder refers to the condition of having at least two mental disorders and addiction.

D. Co-occurring disorder refers to the condition of having at least one mental disorder and two forms of addiction.


2. A 32-year-old patient presents to a health care facility. A health care professional determines that the patient should be assessed for a COD. Which of the following elements should be included in the patient's COD assessment?

A. Prescribing the patient methadone.

B. Prescribing the patient buprenorphine.

C. Diagnosing the type and severity of SUDs and mental disorders.

D. Diagnosing the type and severity of SUDs and mental disorders, while engaging the patient in immediate pharmacotherapy.


3. A health care professional has questions regarding the practice principles of integrated treatment for CODs. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. SUDs and mental disorders are not treated concurrently.

B. SUDs and mental disorders are treated concurrently.

C. Addiction counseling is only used to treat individuals over the age of 65.

D. Addiction counseling is mostly used to treat women, over the age of 18, that are participating in pharmacotherapy.


4. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Pharmacology interventions can be safe and effective for many individuals with CODs.

B. Pharmacology interventions are not typically safe or effective for individuals with CODs.

C. All psychologists can prescribe pharmacology interventions for patients suffering with CODs.

D. Psychologists and licensed clinical social workers can prescribe and monitor pharmacology interventions for patients suffering with CODs.


5. A health care professional has questions regarding TCs. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. Residential TC treatment is typically one to two years.

B. Residential TC treatment is typically two to four years.

C. TC treatment focuses on pharmacotherapy.

D. TC treatment focuses on abstinence, coupled with social and psychological change that requires a multidimensional effort.


6. A 42-year-old male patient has questions regarding integrated care. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?

A. Integrated care is reserved for individuals under the age of 40.

B. Integrated care is reserved for individuals over the age of 40.

C. Integrated care involves specific treatment strategies or techniques in which interventions for both the SUD and mental disorder are separated over the course of a series of sessions.

D. Integrated care involves specific treatment strategies or techniques in which interventions for both the SUD and mental disorder are combined in a single session or a series of sessions.


7. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. The ACT model is an intensive, short-term approach to providing services for people who require significant outreach and engagement activities.

B. The ACT model is an intensive, long-term approach to providing services for people who require significant outreach and engagement activities.

C. The ACT model is designed to engage individuals in a trusting relationship with addiction counselors.

D. The ACT model is designed to engage individuals in a trusting relationship with addiction counselors to support pharmacotherapy.


8. Which of the following is a symptom of MDD?

A. Psychomotor agitation or retardation

B. Increased energy

C. Polydipsia

D. Nocturnal enuresis


9. A 28-year-old male patient has questions regarding PDD. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?

A. Individuals suffering from PDD typically experience a depressed mood that lasts most of the day, more days than not, for at least six months.

B. Individuals suffering from PDD typically experience a depressed mood that lasts most of the day, more days than not, for at least one year.

C. Individuals suffering from PDD typically experience a depressed mood that lasts most of the day, more days than not, for at least two years.

D. Male individuals suffering from PDD typically experience a depressed mood that lasts most of the day, more days than not, for at least four years.


10. Which of the following best represents a basic competency needed by staff to treat people with CODs?

A. The ability to prescribe methadone

B. The ability to prescribe buprenorphine

C. The ability to conduct a preliminary screening to determine whether a client poses an immediate danger

D. The ability to lead group talk sessions for patients under the age of 18


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