APA Online CE Quiz

No. 72

Title: The Recovery Odyssey III: Piloting the Passage of Sobriety Between Scylla and Charybdis

1. According to the author, the metaphorical phase to be ?caught between Scylla and Charybdis? has been used for centuries as an expression of:
A) A moment of indecision regarding one?s best avenue of action.
B) A physical or mental challenge between two closely matched opponents.
C) A dilemma with two unattractive and undesirable alternatives.
D) An uncertainty about one?s true path in life.

2. True or false: According to the author, the purpose of enablers is to supply alcohol, furnish finances, and provide services that help the alcoholic attain a goal or satisfy a whim.
A) True
B) False

3. True or false: Prestige concerns usually emerge in early adulthood as a person?s power begins to build through life achievements.
A) True
B) False

4. True or false: As used in this article, Charybdis epitomizes the dive into self-pity and the sensation of being overwhelmed by fear.
A) True
B) False

5. In step four of Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Recovery Program:
A) The alcoholic shares his or her name with fellow AA members for the first time.
B) The alcoholic starts a daily diary to track his or her cravings for alcohol or other vices.
C) A personal inventory is taken that examines and analyzes all the alcoholic?s fears.
D) Cravings for substances or activities that may replace alcohol, such as drugs and gambling, are statistically most likely to overwhelm the alcoholic and lead him or her back to a drinking lifestyle.

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