A client has a history of addiction to alcohol. What medication class should be avoided for chronic treatment of anxiety?

 

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- Benzodiazepines

- Antipsychotic medications

- Tricyclic antidepressants

- MAO inhibitors

Rationale

Benzodiazepines are addictive so they should be avoided in clients with a history of alcohol addiction. The other medication choices are not addicting.

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