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1 Home Study Continuing Education Program Understanding The High-Functioning Alcoholic Breaking The Cycle And Finding Hope By Sarah Allen Benton, Ph.D. 8 CE Hours credit (800) Fax: (508)

2 Home Study Program Instructions 1. Purchase the book (or borrow the book from the library or colleague) or download any article at no cost. Purchase the test for CE certification. 2. Read the book or article. 3. Complete the test with a score of 75% or better. a. You may take it online if you wish. Please refer to the instructions on the registration page at the end of this test packet. b. You may take the test more than once at no cost. 4. Download your Certificate immediately. 5. If you are not taking your test online, please mail or fax the test to: Fax: (508) Questions? Phone: (800) or to: We are approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Certified Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, LADCs (I-III) and Massachusetts Educators.

3 Certification Exam Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic By Sarah Allen Benton Select a response for each question below. 1. Alcohol remains the most heavily abused substance by America's youth. 2. High functioning alcoholics often set drinking patterns and arrange their lives so that their problem can remain hidden for years. 3. Alcoholics in general tend to constantly search for ways to make their lives more exciting. 4. Society and the media do not glorify drinking. 5. High functioning alcoholics can drink without any overt consequences.

4 6. Male high functioning alcoholics tend to drink more because of relationship issues. 7. The American Psychiatric Association reports that one of the biggest controversies of the 1990s in the U.S. alcohol treatment field involved the Moderation Management movement. 8. Being sober and being in recovery are the same. 9. After examining varying perspectives, it is clear that there are many paths to recovery. 10. In the SMART Recovery program, addictive behavior is viewed as a maladaptive habit rather than a disease. 11. In the SMART Recovery program, the word "alcoholic" is not used. 12. Most high functioning alcoholics do not report that their families were in denial of their alcoholism. 13. The alcoholic often chooses alcohol over his or her friends, loved ones and children.

5 14. Sober alcoholics do not fear sharing their inventories with another person. 15. Telling the truth can actually bring relief. 16. Long-term recovery is different for each individual. 17. A characteristic of long-term recovery is that being sober does not decrease alcohol cravings. 18. Although extensive addiction research has been conducted, there is not just one established relapse rate. 19. Relapse is considered by many to be part of recovery from an addiction. You have now completed the exam. Please answer the following evaluation questions. Your answers do not affect your test score: 20. I have completed all the requirements for this home study course without any assistance from others. 21. The content of this course was appropriate for my profession. 22. The course information was relevant and can be applied to practice.

6 23. The course information contributed to achieving personal, professional goals. 24. I would recommend this program to others. (800) Fax: (508)

7 Understanding The High-Functioning Alcoholic Certification Test You may take this certification test online. 1. Log on to CommonwealthSeminars.com 2. At the bottom of the column on the left, click on Take Your Test 3. Click on Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic in the books listing. 4. Fill in the information requested. Use the Certification Number at the bottom of this page as your ID. 5. Take the test and submit it. 6. Download and print your Certificate of Completion. Or you can fill out this printed test and send it to us. Please fill in the following information and Mail/fax it to: Fax: (508) Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Telephone: ( ) I am seeking CE credit for the following profession(s): Profession License Number State Psychologist (APA): Social Work (ASWB): Certified Counselor (NBCC): LMHC (NBCC): Drug/Alcohol Counselor/LADC:(NAADAC): Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (NBCC): Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse Certification Number

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