A patient is being seen in the clinic for a substance abuse follow-up. While evaluating the patient's progress, the nurse should recognize that which of the following is the best indicator of a lack of commitment?


•Continued use of a substance shows a lack of commitment. The nurse should recognize a lack of commitment in a patient with substance abuse problems.

•Rationalization, crisis recurrence, and appointment no-shows are other ways of showing a lack of commitment, but are not the best responses.

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