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Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders

1. Which of the following statements best describes motivational interviewing?

A. A treatment approach that helps individuals overcome ambivalent feelings and insecurities.

B. A treatment approach that centers on the use of interviewing and prescribed benzodiazepines.

C. A behavioral therapy grounded in the principles of operant conditioning.

D. A behavioral therapy grounded in the principles of talk therapy.


2. Which of the following best represents an underlying principle of motivational interviewing?

A. Engage in direct confrontations with clients

B. Avoid discussing client-related trauma

C. Oppose clients' resistance

D. Support self-efficacy


3. A health care professional has questions regarding contingency management and incentivized behaviors. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. Continued stimulant use is an example of an incentivized behavior.

B. Adherence to prescribed medications for other health conditions is an example of an incentivized behavior.

C. Incentivized behavior should only be used for individuals under the age of 18 receiving contingency management.

D. Incentivized behavior should not be used in contingency management.


4. Which of the following best represents an element of the community reinforcement approach?

A. Engaging patients in a confrontational style

B. Engaging patients in a problem first style

C. Relationship counseling

D. Inpatient medication counseling


5. A 24-year-old male patient suffering from stimulant use disorder has questions regarding cognitive-behavioral therapy. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?

A. Digital formats may be used to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy.

B. The minimum duration of cognitive behavioral therapy is 24 months.

C. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is not often used to treat male patients suffering from stimulant use disorder.

D. Cognitive-behavioral therapy often centers around prescribed medications.


6. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Most people who seek cognitive behavioral therapy for stimulant use disorders receive counseling for a period ranging from 5 to 10 weeks.

B. Most people who seek cognitive behavioral therapy for stimulant use disorders receive counseling for a period ranging from 5 to 10 months.

C. Most people who seek cognitive behavioral therapy for stimulant use disorders receive counseling for a period ranging from 1 to 2 years.

D. Most people who seek cognitive behavioral therapy for stimulant use disorders receive counseling for a period ranging from 2 to 4 years.


7. Which of the following best represents a management strategy for co-occurring mental and stimulant use disorders?

A. Consider talk down therapy.

B. Consider integrated treatment options regardless of the underlying cause for the dual diagnosis.

C. Consider either benzodiazepine or an antipsychotic medication to address acute symptoms.

D. Consider treatment with an antipsychotic medication for a minimum of 12 months.


8. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. stimulant-induced psychosis is generally transient.

B. stimulant-induced psychosis is always persistent.

C. stimulant-induced psychosis only affects individuals under the age of 18.

D. stimulant-induced psychosis is generally persistent in individuals over the age of 18.


9. Which of the following strategies may be used to overcome the challenge of practice selection?

A. Motivational interviewing can be used to convince clients to discontinue all of their medications.

B. Motivational interviewing can help clients decide to enter treatment and serve as a starting point in the recovery process.

C. Only apply cognitive behavioral therapy at the end of the treatment process.

D. Only apply cognitive behavioral therapy to individuals over the age of 18 with a history of trauma.


10. A health care professional has questions regarding the three stages of addiction. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?

A. The first stage of addiction is Negative Affect.

B. The first stage of addiction is Anticipation.

C. Binge and Intoxication is the stage at which an individual consumes an intoxicating substance and experiences its rewarding or pleasurable effects.

D. Binge and Intoxication is the stage at which an individual consumes an intoxicating substance and experiences its negative effects.


11. Which of the following strategies may be used to overcome the challenge of program staffing?

A. Avoid the self-study method.

B. Avoid the “train-the-trainer” method.

C. Only use cognitive behavioral therapy for a period of 48 hours per week.

D. Computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy can be a viable substitute for in-person cognitive behavioral therapy.


12. Which of the following best represents a cognitive behavioral therapy resource?

A. MINT

B. Beck Academy

C. Robert J.Meyers Website

D. TIP 35: EnhancingMotivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment


13. Which of the following best represents the population of focus for HPHP?

A. Individuals under the age of 18, experiencing homelessness, receiving CBT for stimulant use.

B. Individuals experiencing homelessness receiving CBT for stimulant use.

C. Individuals experiencing homelessness receiving CM and benzodiazepines for stimulant use.

D. Individuals experiencing homelessness receiving MAT for stimulant use.


14. What is the recommended program duration of MRP?

A. One six-week cycle

B. One eight-week cycle

C. Two five-week cycles

D. Twoseven-week cycles


15. What is the practice(s) implemented by the Crystal Clear Project?

A. Cognitive-behavioral therapy followed by medication management

B. Medication management followed by motivational interviewing

C. Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy for relapse prevention

D. Motivational interviewing and methadone for relapse prevention


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

A. CQI involves a systematic process of assessing program or practice implementation and short-term outcomes.

B. CQI involves a systematic process of assessing program or practice implementation and long-term outcomes.

C. CQI does not involve program staff in identifying and making improvements.

D. CQI does involve program staff in identifying and making improvements - however, CQI does not help assess practice fidelity.


17. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Qualitative data includes numeric data that can be processed by mathematical or statistical analysis

B. Qualitative data includes any non-numeric, text-based information.

C. Quantitative data includes both numeric data and text-based information.

D. Quantitative data includes both numeric data and text-based information that represents a diverse population.


18. Which of the following best represents an illustrative indicator fortreatment retention?

A. Extent of client engagement in the treatment

B. Number of treatment sessions attended

C. Prevalence of continued abstinence and/or relapse

D. Prevalence of stimulant use


19. Which of the following best represents an illustrative indicator for reduced immediate use of stimulants?

A. Total abstinence

B. Feeling of craving

C. Prevalence of continued abstinence and/or relapse

D. Prevalence of stimulant use


20. Which of the following best represents an illustrative data source for long-term abstinence?

A. Standardized scales

B. Large scale national surveys

C. Readmission to treatment

D. Hospitals and medical facilities administrative data


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