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DSST Substance Abuse

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

2. Cocaine is derived from the ____ plant.

3. CNS depressants that promote relaxation and relieve anxiety are called _________.

4. Physical dependence involves the need to continue using the drug to avoid __________ symptoms which include sickness and discomfort.

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

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

7. Drugs that block the action of morphine - heroin - or other opioids are called opioid ___________.

8. Heroin is classified as a schedule __________ drug.

9. Opiates are drugs that contain _____ or one of its derivatives.

10. _________ is often referred to as the brain's major excitatory neurotransmitter.

11. Two brain imaging techniques are ___ and MRI.

12. Pharmacodynamic tolerance occurs when the brain attempts to maintain _____________ by altering the nervous system's sensitivity.

13. The primary purpose for the creation of the 1938 Federal Food - Drug - and Cosmetic Act was ___________.

14. Social factors refer to things such as _____ - family background - subculture - etc. that can influence drug use. Cultural factors refer to broader customs and traditions within the society--i.e. in certain cultures - there may be a culture that enco

15. higher tolerance to heroin also results in higher tolerance to morphine and ________.

16. ________ _________ is the biological name for marijuana.

17. ___________ is considered the fifth and final stage of drug addiction.

18. Drug testing in sports began in the ____s.

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

20. The symptoms for withdrawal from any _________________ is similar to symptoms for alcohol withdrawal.

21. Injecting an illegal drug intravenously is called __________.

22. Smoking during pregnancy is associated with miscarriage - reduced birth weight - differences in body size and negative effects on physical / ______ development of the child.

23. Withdrawal symptoms are more likely to develop with drugs that _____ the system quickly.

24. The white powder that you generally associate with cocaine is the _____ form of cocaine known as cocaine hydrochloride.

25. using drugs to achieve some goal other than the prescribed use - for example taking pills to stay awake and drive all night.

26. Herbs and _________ were used by early Greeks in Olympic games to enhance their performance.

27. GHB is a clear - colorless - odorless liquid associated with _____ ____.

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

29. Only lipid-soluble substances can pass the _____________ barrier.

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

31. Methyl alcohol is made from ____.

32. licit drug use - alcohol - tobacco - caffeine

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

34. Glaucoma is a leading cause of ______ and its treatment is one of the possible medical uses of marijuana.

35. Stimulants include cocaine - amphetamines - methamphetamine - caffeine - and ________.

36. Alcohol - cigarettes - and _________ are called gateway drugs because their use is often believed to lead to the use of other stronger drugs.

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

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

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

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

41. Examples of Schedule II drugs include ________ - opium - and amphetamines.

42. Small doses of ______________ help narcoleptics stay alert.

43. 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

44. ________ brought tobacco to Europe after his voyage to the Americas.

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

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

47. Diphenhydramine - hydroxyzine and promethazine are examples of OTC and prescription ______________ used as CNS depressants.

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

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

50. Inhalant abuse can cause _______ - a state of oxygen deficiency in the body.