Addiction and the brain
12 Step
MISC
Treatment
Recovery Skills
100

________________ is the pleasure chemical in our brains that plays a major role in substance abuse and addiction

What is Dopamine

100

Three indispensable spiritual principles in the 12 step fellowship are? (hint, think of H.O.W.)

What are honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness?

100

Depression, anxiety, anhedonia, fatigue and sleeplessness are all part of  ______ which can last for up to  2 years.

What is Post Acute Withdraw Syndrome or PAWS? 

100

Pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance

What are the stages of change

100
3 coping skills you can use to combat craving

Yay-daily triple

200

Symptoms that can last up to 2 years include:

  • Irritability and hostility
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Sleep disruption, including insomnia
  • Limited ability to focus or think clearly
  • Lack of libido
  • Inexplicable chronic pain

What is Post-Acute-Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

200

This 12 step fellowship was started in the Annapolis area in the late 1970's.

What is CDA or Chemically Dependent AnonymousWhere and when Narcotics Anonymous started

200

Detoxing from these 2 classes of drugs can be fatal

What is alcohol and Benzodiazipines

200

What are two big triggers for you?

Yay daily triple

200

Things that keep you grounded in your recovery and keep you from "drifting"

What are mooring lines?

300

Drugs and addictive behavior work in this part of the brain

What is the midbrain?

300

Share your experiences with outside support groups


Yay-daily double


300

Share a fear you have of getting and staying sober (other then relapse)

Yay daily double

300

SAMHSA defines it as this process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.

What is recovery

300

"A down payment on resentments"

What are expectations

400

Medication assisted treatment

Behavioral therapy

Meditation

Exercise

Probiotics


What are ways to increase Dopamine in the brain?


400

The Alcoholics Anonymous program defines addiction as having three distinct parts: 

1. The allergy of the body

2.?

3. ?


What is: the allergy of the body, the obsession of the mind, and the malady of the spirit?


400

Clinical term for addiction

What is substance use disorder

400

The inability to feel pleasure from normally pleasurable things

What is anhedonia?

400

A strength you bring to recovery

Yay daily double 

500

The big book calls it the manifestation of an allergy.  Some describe it as the compulsion to continue drink or use.

What is the "phenomenon of craving"?

500

July 1953 in Southern California

Where and when Narcotics Anonymous started

500

Based on the differences between the identical and non-identical twins, studies show ____ percent of addiction is due to genetic factors.

What is 50-60%

500

In order to begin rewiring the brain's neural pathways it is suggested that the minimum length of treatment is_____

What is 90 days?

500

focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

What is mindfulness

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