What Science Has Learned About the Genetics of
1. Which of the following CAUSES alcoholism?
a. the desire to have fun
b. the desire to relieve stress
c. the desire to reduce inhibitions
d. genetic inheritance
Eleven Misconceptions about Chemical Dependency (p 19-22)
2. Which is TRUE?
a. An alcoholic or addict must be ready for help before he can be helped.
b. If you never miss a day of work, you are not an alcoholic.
c. It is not when or how much someone drinks, but what happens when they
drink that determines if they have an addiction.
d. Addiction is the lack of willpower.
What Are the Rewards of Enabling? (p 36-39)
3. If your spouse is an alcoholic, the best solution to managing your pain is
c. separate bedrooms.
Am I Seeing the Addict as a Bad Person, or as a Sick Person?
4. An alcoholic
a. can be cured.
b. continues to drink even after repeatedly experiencing negative consequences.
c. can go back to drinking as a nonalcoholic after treatment is over.
d. is a moral failure.
Using the Power of the Group (p 47-50)
5. Group interventions are highly effective because
a. alcoholics are skillful manipulators who can easily dodge one-on-one confrontations.
b. family and friends tell the alcoholic how much he or she is loved.
c. family and friends explain how the alcoholics addiction has affected their lives.
d. all of the above.
A Few Things to Consider Before Picking Up the Phone (p 57-59)
6. Only one of the following is qualified to be on an intervention team.
Who is it?
a. A very close friend who is currently chemically dependent.
b. Someone who would tell the alcoholic ahead of time about the upcoming intervention.
c. A relative who lives too far away to attend the intervention but writes a letter
d. A relative who is strongly disliked by the alcoholic.
Involving Doctors other Other Professionals (p 60-63)
7. Alcohol addiction
a. is a primary disease.
b. can be caused by depression.
c. is a symptom of something else.
d. can be treated with Valium.
Involving the Workplace (p 64-67)
8. If an alcoholic says, I cant go to treatment because Ill lose my
a good response to this is:
a. The American Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people seeking help for
b. Its more cost effective for a company to help an employee they have already
trained than to fire him and re-train someone else.
c. Addiction is a problem most companies face and many company policies provide medical
leave for chemical dependency treatment.
d. all of the above.
Choosing a Date and Time (p 86-88) and Choosing a Place
9. Which of the following would be the best time and place for an intervention?
a. in the morning at the home of the addicts best friend.
b. during an important family celebration.
c. in the evening at the addicts home.
d. in the evening at a restaurant.
Choosing Inpatient over Outpatient Treatment (p 97-100) and
Finding Low-Cost or No-Cost
Treatment (p 101-104)
10. A person who has had multiple treatments for alcoholism and
who is unable to stay
a. should not continue going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Theyre not helping
b. should contact the Father Martins Ashley treatment center in Maryland.
c. will not be able to find a treatment center without insurance coverage.
d. should attend Alcoholic Anonymous meetings with family members.
Writing a Letter to Your Addicted Loved One (p 105-110)
11. Which sentence should NOT appear in an intervention letter?
a. I was angry when you stayed out all night.
b. I cant imagine what life would be like without you.
c. I hate you for what you have done to our family.
d. Will you please accept the help we are offering to you today?
Your Bottom Line (p 117-120)
12. The Halzelden Foundation did a 25-year study comparing the
successful recovery rates
between people who came into treatment
on their own and people who were ordered into
treatment by the courts.
The conclusion was:
a. People who volunteered for treatment had higher success rates.
b. People who were ordered into treatment had a higher relapse rate.
c. The success rates were virtually the same for both groups.
d. People who paid more for their treatment had higher success rates.
Listing Possible Objections and Your Answers (p 123-127)
13. During an intervention, the alcoholic says, Im not going to
because I dont think I have a problem. Which of the
following responses by the
chairperson is most likely to produce
a power struggle?
a. Weve learned that people with alcohol problems are the last to know they
have a problem.
b. I think you would agree with me when I say that none of us would choose to do
this unless we truly believed alcohol is causing problems in your life.
c. Were not asking you to determine if you have a problem. Were asking
you to get a professional assessment.
d. Your drinking makes you lose objectivity. It also makes you blind, stubborn, and
argumentative, so your opinion doesnt matter.
Rehearsing the Intervention (p 128-132)
14. The person to whom the alcoholic will have the most difficulty saying No
a. read his or her letter last.
b. read his or her letter in the middle.
c. write a letter on behalf of the group instead of in the first person.
d. be allowed to express more anger than the others.
Notes for the Chairperson (p 136-139)
15. After all the letters have been read, if the alcoholic refuses
a. everyone should express their disappointment.
b. everyone should get up and silently leave as a powerful demonstration against the
alcoholics foolish decision.
c. everyone should sever ties with the alcoholic.
d. everyone should read their bottom lines.
Intervening on an Adolescent (p 142-145)
16. When young people wait until 21 or 22 to drink alcohol, their risk
Intervening on Someone More than Fifty-Five Years Old
17. The authors tell the story of a 72-year-old grandmother in very
poor health who
a. responded positively to being called an alcoholic.
b. went snorkeling, hiking, and traveling after her recovery.
c. did not mix mood-altering drugs and alcohol.
d. was not allowed to drink by her family who said, Shes old. Let her drink.
Its the one thing she enjoys.
A Different Ending (p 162-167)
18. After Greg refused treatment,
a. his sister (Kate) said she would call the police if she saw him drinking and driving.
b. his best friend (Ken) said that Greg could not be around his children any more.
c. his wife (Janet) asked him to find another place to live.
d. All of the above.
Understanding What Goes On During Treatment (p 179-184)
19. In a typical treatment center, recovery happens primarily through
a. one-on-one counseling sessions.
b. group sessions.
c. intervention letters.
d. personal time for meditation, prayer, and readings.
Your First Al-Anon Meeting (p 191-194)
20. At an Al-Anon meeting,
a. members learn how to detach from the alcoholics problems.
b. all the members give each other advice.
c. everyone is expected to say something.
d. religious affiliation is promoted since most meetings are held in churches.