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DSST Substance Abuse

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1. Also known as synthetic drugs or synthetic ________ - these are designed to get around existing drug laws. Often they involve modifying the molecular structure of an existing drug. Ecstasy is an example of a designer drug (today it's illegal and is a

2. Injecting an illegal drug intravenously is called __________.

3. Marijuana is the most commonly used ________ drug.

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

5. Three stimulants used by athletes in the early 1800s and 1900s were __________ - cocaine - and caffeine.

6. The first stage of drug addiction is ______.

7. 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.

8. _________________ are commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders.

9. Most studies show that alcohol is involved in about ____ _____ of all suicides.

10. _______ is drinkable - is the psychoactive ingredient in alcoholic beverages - and is also known as grain alcohol.

11. GHB is most well-known for its use in substances that disable users and make them vulnerable to sexual assault. _________ is another drug of this type.

12. Marijuana (Cannabis) and hashish are both __________ controlled substances.

13. Most drugs are derived directly or indirectly from ______.

14. Another principal factor that affects drug use is __________.

15. Opioid overdose can be diagnosed on the basis of the opioid triad: coma - depressed respiration - and ________ pupils.

16. Generally _________ refers to the psychological attachment to a drug.

17. Chemicals in the brain that produce effects similar to morphine and other opium derived drugs are called __________.

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

19. ___ is normally ineffective when taken orally and is usually snorted - smoked - or taken by injection.

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

21. Cannabis addiction is ______ harmful than addiction to tobacco - prescription drugs or alcohol.

22. Through fermentation - the alcohol concentration is limited to ___%.

23. Several studies have found a lower incidence of _____________ in moderate drinkers than in abstainers

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

25. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are more severe and more likely to cause death than withdrawal from _______.

26. ____________ drugs are drug compounds (substances) that affect the central nervous system and alter consciousness and/or perceptions.

27. Alcohol ______ - is the tendency for someone under the influence of alcohol to focus on the here and now and to pay less attention to long term consequences.

28. Advertising restrictions - smoke-free indoor air - _____ on tobacco products and limiting youth access to tobacco are all examples of tobacco control laws.

29. _________ drugs produce wakefulness and a sense of energy and well-being.

30. Its believed that both cocaine and amphetamines interact with a number of _________________ - including dopamine - norepinephrine and serotonin.

31. Millions of marijuana users never go beyond the _______ drugs.

32. Despite popular belief to the contrary - heroin is not __________ addictive.

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

34. _______ drugs are illegal to own or use. Some examples are cocaine - LSD and marijuana.

35. Drug testing in sports began in the ____s.

36. The 1914 Harrison Act regulated sales of opiates and _______.

37. In a double blind procedure - neither the patient nor the doctor know whether the subject is receiving a _______ or an experimental drug.

38. _______ is absorbed most quickly through smoking and intravenous injection.

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

40. Psychotic behavior resulting from a known ________ cause is called an organic disorder.

41. Historically - as _______ use declined - amphetamine use increased.

42. Excessive use of caffeine is called _________.

43. The most important drug-metabolizing enzymes found in the liver belong to a group known as the ______ family of enzymes.

44. A person under the influence of CNS depressants will appear drunk. Intoxicating effects include drowsiness - slurred speech - and ___________.

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

46. ___ is sometimes known as angel dust.

47. American _______ / Alaska Natives are the racial ethnic group that report the highest illicit drug use for the past month.

48. _____________ are drugs which cause hallucinations. They alter the way a user perceives reality and can affect emotions.

49. Legal _______ drugs - ranked by amount of money spent each year: Alcohol ($104 billion) Tobacco ($51.9 billion) Coffee - Tea and Cocoa ($5.7 billion)

50. Whiskey - Scotch - and Brandy are examples of distilled beverages. They are also called '________'.