Monday, February 23, 2009

Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional? #7

Q - Most Substance abuse professionals believe that

A. All drugs and alcohol should be prohibited

B. Abstinence is the only answer for treating addiction

C. Some people in substance abuse treatment may need to be on replacement therapies as long as they find them helpful.

D. People have to hit bottom before they want help.

1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

Answer - C.

The major models in treating substance abuse disorders are abstinence based models and harm reduction models. There is an appropriate place for medications in the treatment of substance abuse disorders especially in harm reduction models.