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DSST Substance Abuse

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1. Originally - the __________ movement supported the drinking of beer and wine but was strongly opposed to distilled spirits.

2. The primary active ingredients contained in cough suppressants are ____________ and expectorants.

3. Cocaine is derived from the ____ plant.

4. National Prohibition of alcohol was successful in _________ alcohol consumption and alcoholrelated problems - but also led to a loss of alcohol taxes and increased law breaking.

5. _______________ are the most widely prescribed types Sedative-Hypnotics.

6. The pharmacological term for alcohol is _______.

7. Cause of death with opioid overdose is usually suppressed __________.

8. CNS depressants include: alcohol - ______________ - opioids - benzodiazepines and barbiturates.

9. MAO inhibitors - tricyclics and selective reuptake inhibitors are three types of ______________ drugs.

10. Poisonous alcohols include methyl - ethylene glycol and _________.

11. _______________ and Ritalin are two drugs commonly used to treat ADHD.

12. In order to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in pharmacologically significant amounts - the drug must be lipid soluble and have a molecular weight ____ than 400 Daltons.

13. Methylphenidate and Ritalin are both ______________.

14. The shorter the drug half life - the more __________ it is.

15. Alcohol is the drug most often associated with _______ crimes; in many cases - it is present in both the assailant and the victim.

16. It is possible to estimate an individual's blood alcohol content (BAC) by knowing their ______ - gender - and amount of alcohol consumed.

17. ___________ disease is a degenerative neurological disease involving damage to dopamine neurons.

18. The process where the body rids itself of drugs and alcohol is called ______________.

19. In the late 1800s the typical ______ user was a middle aged white woman who functioned well and was adjusted to her life as a wife and mother.

20. Both barbiturates and _______________ affect the neurotransmitter GABA.

21. Bupropion is an ________________ used to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

22. Depressants _________ the rate of various vital physiological activities - especially those of the central nervous system.

23. Oral ingestion can be compared to intranasal administration (snorting) in that it is absorbed much more _______ than smoking or IV injection.

24. In a recent survey - __ percent of high-dose marijuana users reported some withdrawal symptoms upon quitting - most commonly nervousness and sleep disturbance.

25. The three components of the nervous system are the central nervous system - the _______ system - and the autonomic system.

26. Also known as narcotics - _______ are a group of analgesic drugs that cause a dreamlike state; high doses can induce sleep.

27. Prior to 1965 - the most common medical use of amphetamines was for the treatment of _______.

28. In high doses or if combined with alcohol - barbiturates can stop a person's __________.

29. Psychotic behavior when there is no known ________ cause refers to functional disorders.

30. Since 1956 - the leaf tobacco content in cigarettes has been reduced by approximately __ percent.

31. With _______ parodoxical effects include bizarre uninhibited behavior - rage - hostility and paranoia.

32. The unemployed are _____ likely to use illicit drugs than those who are employed.

33. Because their effect varies depending on the dose - CNS depressants are said to be _____ ________.

34. All reinforcing drugs (drugs that reinforce their use) stimulate dopamine neurons in the __________ system.

35. The psychoactive ingredient found in the _____________ is mescaline.

36. licit drug use - alcohol - tobacco - caffeine

37. Some examples of stimulants include cocaine - ______________ - and caffeine.

38. Drugs with a high potential for abuse - with a currently accepted _______ use in the US - whose abuse may lead to severe physical or psychological dependence are listed under Schedule II.

39. ________ can be found in many over-the-counter drugs.

40. FDA approved THC in capsule form is called _______.

41. ________ _______ is another term for alcohol withdrawal symptoms - especially fever - trembling and hallucinations.

42. For a given class of ___ drug - all the competing brands contain the same few active ingredients.

43. Originally marketed as a non-habit-forming substitute for codeine - ______ is derived from opium and is about three times as potent as morphine.

44. The second stage of drug addiction is increased use - in which the user starts to take increased amounts of the drug. This is followed by _____________ - the third stage of drug addiction.

45. ___________________ syndrome (NAS) is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who was exposed to addictive - illegal or prescription drugs while in the mother's womb.

46. Drugs are more likely to produce psychological dependence if they have a _____ onset.

47. The dried crushed leaves - flowers - stems and seeds of the cannabis sativa plant is called _______.

48. Naltrexone is used to block opioid effects so that a user doesn't feel any of the reinforcing _____________ effects of using an opioid.

49. ___________ is a precancerous lesion caused by chewing tobacco.

50. ________ is a substance that is responsible for more adverse health consequences and death than any other.