20. Family members of an individual undergoing a residential alcohol rehabilitation program ask, How can we help? Select the nurses best response. a.Alcoholism is a lifelong disease. Relapses are expected.b.Use search and destroy tactics to keep the home alcohol free.c.Its important that you visit your family member on a regular basis.d.Make your loved one responsible for the consequences of behavior.ANS: DOften, the addicted individual has been enabled when others picked up the pieces for him or her. The individual never faced the consequences of his or her own behaviors, all of which relate to taking responsibility. Learning to face those consequences is part of the recovery process. The other options are codependent behaviors or are of no help.REF: Page 424-42521. Which goal for treatment of alcoholism should the nurse address first?
22. A patient with an antisocial personality disorder was treated several times for substance abuse, but each time the patient relapsed. Which treatment approach is most appropriate? 23. Select the priority nursing intervention when caring for a patient after an overdose of amphetamines. 24. Symptoms of withdrawal from opioids for which the nurse should assess include: a.dilated pupils, tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, and elation.b.nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, anxiety, and hyperreflexia.c.mood lability, incoordination, fever, and drowsiness.d.excessive eating, constipation, and headache.ANS: BThe symptoms of withdrawal from opioids are similar to those of alcohol withdrawal. Hyperthermia is likely toproduce periods of diaphoresis. See relationship to audience response question. (Educators may alter this question to multiple answers if desired.) REF: Page 413 (Table 22-1) | Page 423 (Table 22-8)
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