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DSST Substance Abuse

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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.