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DSST Substance Abuse

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1. Considerable evidence supports the idea that some degree of vulnerability to alcohol dependence might be _________.

2. Experimenters primarily restrict drug usage to ______________ settings and are motivated by peer pressure and curiosity.

3. Approximately 20 years ago - heroin was replaced by _______ as the most abused illicit drug in the US (other than marijuana).

4. Most illicit drugs cause an addiction in both the mother and the infant because drugs (cocaine - barbiturates - heroin - etc) pass through the _________ and reach the baby.

5. There are several FDA approved prescription drugs used to treat ________ - but only Lunesta has been approved for long term use.

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

7. The three types are drug disposition tolerance - behavioral tolerance - and _________________ tolerance.

8. A person who has narcolepsy falls ______ as often as 50 times a day.

9. Drug _____ is to use a drug in a situation - manner or amount that it causes social - psychological - physical or occupational problems.

10. ___________________ are not regulated as OTC drugs. They don't have to be shown to be effective - and the amount of supposed active ingredient varies extensively.

11. Anabolic steroids build muscle mass by stimulating the conversion of _________ into tissue.

12. _____________ classified as Phantastica are not very toxic and allow the user to remain in communication with the present world.

13. Approximately _% of alcoholics - who experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms - must be treated in a hospital or in an alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in detoxification.

14. 95% pure alcohol is called _____________ spirits

15. The most common age group to report the most illicit drug use is 18 to __.

16. Introduced as a ____ law - the Harrison Narcotic Act (1914) was not meant to be punitive and it made no reference to users of narcotics.

17. Most illicit _______________ consumed in the United States is produced in small laboratories which might exist for only a few days in a remote area before moving on.

18. Headaches - nosebleeds - nausea - drunken appearance and ______ eyes are all signs of inhalant abuse.

19. A _______ drug is capable of passing the blood-brain barrier and influencing the brain's activity.

20. CNS ___________ that cause drowsiness and promote sleep are called hypnotics.

21. Drug dependence is made up of both ________ and psychological factors.

22. With sales exceeding $160 billion a year - the legal ______________ industry is one of the largest and most profitable industries in the United States.

23. Over the counter drugs are often simply referred to as ____ drugs.

24. For a drug to be ____________ - its molecules must be capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier.

25. Another word for ____________ is psychedelic.

26. Tremors and rigidity are two symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Similar damage to the dopamine neurons can occur as a side effect of some ______________ drugs.

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

28. Schedule IV drugs have a slightly higher chance of abuse than the Schedule V drugs. What most specifically distinguishes Schedule V drugs from the other schedules is that the drugs are regulated but don't require a ______________.

29. According to a recent study - men and women from ______ backgrounds are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit the habit.

30. _____________ Syndrome is a collection of physical and behavioral abnormalities that seems to be caused by the presence of alcohol during development of the fetus.

31. A key belief of Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcohol dependence is an _________ - progressive disease characterized by a loss of control over drinking.

32. The _____________ curve is a graph comparing the size of response to a drug to the amount of a drug taken.

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

34. Other alcohols and oils contained in alcoholic beverages are called _________.

35. Alcohol dependence as a disease is also known as disease model of alcohol dependence and this concept did not become really popular until ______________________ began to have a major influence in the 1940s and 1950s

36. The substitution method of drug detoxification involves _________ the abused substance with a new - less-addicting drug.

37. 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.

38. Cannabis was declared illegal in the US in the year ____.

39. Even the newest ______________ drugs are only a little better than placebo.

40. Drug induced respiratory depression is also called _______________ and is a common type of drug overdose death.

41. The buildup of a drug in the body after multiple doses taken at short intervals is called __________ effect.

42. Cannabis sativa originated in Asia but now grows worldwide. _____ ____ is made from the fibers of this plant.

43. Ice is a form of methamphetamine that can be ______.

44. ______________ do not cure mental illnesses but they do control the symptoms sufficiently to permit patients to live and work in society.

45. The most widely used licit social drug is _______.

46. _______________ is a highly addictive stimulant that is cheaper and much longer lasting than cocaine.

47. Two OTC smoking _________ aids are nicotine gum and patches.

48. A substance that has less potential for abuse than the drugs or other substances in schedules I and II - has a currently accepted medical use in the US - and whose abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence

49. The two categories of psychoactive drugs are ______ (legal) and illicit (illegal).

50. Employee Assitance Programs or EAPs can also be known as _____ of Assistance programs.