Directions: For questions 1-10, read the statement completely and determine if the statement is true or false. Select “True” for a true statement and “False” for a false statement. Each True/False question is worth 1 point. The True/False section is worth a total of 10 points.

Question 1 (1 point)

Men are more likely to have alcohol use disorders than women, although evidence suggests gender differences in the prevalence of disorder have decreased over time.



Question 2 (1 point)

Underage Drinking is defined as alcohol use by anyone under the age of 18 in the United States.



Question 3 (1 point)

Binge drinking for men is drinking 4 or more standard alcoholic drinks, and for women, 3 or more standard alcoholic drinks on the same occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.



Question 4 (1 point)

Unlike a person with dependence, a person diagnosed with alcohol abuse does not experience tolerance or, when not drinking, withdrawal symptoms.



Question 5 (1 point)

Based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a standard drink is defined as 23 grams (0.8 ounces) of pure alcohol.



Question 6 (1 point)

Ethanol differs from most other drugs in the way it is absorbed into the blood, metabolized in the liver, and how and produces pharmacological effect when entering the brain.



Question 7 (1 point)

Relapse occurs when a patient returns to old behaviors that he or she was trying to change.



Question 8 (1 point)

Impaired control is a strong desire or sense of compulsion to drink or use drugs.Question 8 options:



Question 9 (1 point)

Alcohol Use Disorder is a medical condition that doctors diagnose when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm.:



Question 10 (1 point)

Salience means an increased doses of substance are required to achieve effects originally produced by lower doses.



Multiple Choice

Directions: For each of the following multiple choice questions (11-20), select the option that corresponds with the best answer provided. Total of 20 points.

Question 11 (2 points)

________________ is a research diagnostic interview designed to obtain a detailed psychiatric history of current and past mental health problems among adults, ages 18 and older.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

The Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA)

The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)


Question 12 (2 points)

According to Prochaska�s Stages of Change, _________ is the stage in which people have made specific overt modifications in their lifestyles within the past 6 months.





Question 13 (2 points)

Elizabeth is a 25 year old mother who reports good knowledge of knowing why she should stop drinking and yet she reports that she is still drinking. Elizabeth is a bright woman and expresses some frustration with herself because she just cannot seem to �make it happen.� According to Prochaska�s Stages of Change, which stage of change best describes Elizabeth�s commitment to change?Question 13





Question 14 (2 points)

Which of the following is a medication used to treat alcoholism?




All of the above

Question 15 (2 points)

Which of the follow is a possible explanations offered for alcohol’s role in crime:

Standards of conduct and accountability for behavior may differ for sober and drunken activities, and these differences can result in an increase in the likelihood of criminal behavior after drinking.

The need for money to support drinking may cause some individuals to commit crimes to generate cash to support their habit.

The pharmacological effects of alcohol can compromise drinkers’ cognitive ability and judgment and raise the likelihood of physical aggression.

All of the above

Question 16 (2 points)

Living in neighborhoods with high population density, lack of natural surveillance of public places, physical deterioration, and high rates of adult crime. This risk factor is defined as:

Community laws and norms favorable to substance use

Low neighborhood attachment

Community disorganization

High transitions and mobility

Question 17 (2 points)

In almost all states, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC between________ and________ (determined by breathalyzer or blood test) is a crime and is subject to arrest on a charge of DWI (driving while intoxicated).:

01 percent and .02 percent.

03 percent and .04 percent.

04 percent and .06 percent.

08 percent and .10 percent

Question 18 (2 points)

Psychodynamic theory was conceived by ______________, the father of psychoanalysis.

Sigmund Freud

John Locke

William James

Wilhelm Wundt

Question 19 (2 points)

�_________________ can be diagnosed if tolerance and withdrawal are present within a 12-month period.

Alcohol dependence


Alcohol abuse

Impaired Control

Question 20 (2 points)

An individual�s capacity for adapting to change and stressful events in healthy and flexible ways. This protective factor is defined as:




Social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and moral competence


Short Answer. For questions 22-24, answer the following questions in two to three sentences. Total of 9 points

Question 22 (3 points)

Describe three contributors to the economic burden of alcohol use.

Question 23 (3 points)

Describe the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment, and describe a strength associated with each treatment option.Question 23 options:

Question 24 (3 points)

Identify and describe three ways alcohol consumption trends differ by demographic (age, race/ethnicity, and sex) or social characteristics (social class, community, and/or religion).



Essay question. Answer the following question in 200 or more words. Total of 10 points.

Question 25 (10 points)

Using the course resources, (Hawkins, 1992) Identify and summarize six (three risk and three protective) factors associated with alcohol problems for adolescents and young adults.

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