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DSST Substance Abuse

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

2. Alcoholic fatty liver - alcoholic _________ - and cirrhosis are all liver disorders associated with heavy use of alcohol.

3. Naloxone or __________ is used to reverse the depressed respiration resulting from an opioid overdose.

4. Cocaine is derived from the ____ plant.

5. Drug testing in sports began in the ____s.

6. Respiratory depression is the most common type of drug _________ death--people simply stop breathing.

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

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

9. Marinol is a ____________ controlled substance.

10. Methylphenidate and Ritalin are both ______________.

11. The most common active ingredients contained in OTC sleep aids are ______________.

12. There are currently no FDA approved OTC drugs for ______________.

13. The fourth stage of drug addiction is __________.

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

15. Acne and baldness in men - decreased breast size and facial hair in women are some of the side effects associated with ________________ use.

16. The opioid antagonist __________ selectively blocks opioid effects - preventing the user from experiencing the reinforcing effects of the abused drug (for example - heroin).

17. Nitrous oxide is used by _________ for light anesthesia and can be found as a propellant in whipped cream dispensers.

18. Almost all alcoholics suffering from withdrawal symptoms (about __%) can be treated in outpatient programs.

19. When using snuff or chewing tobacco - nicotine is absorbed through the ______ lining of the mouth.

20. ___________ and Chondroitin are both herbal dietary supplements that contribute to joint strength and are used to used to relieve the discomfort of arthritis.

21. In the relief stage - a user experiences satisfaction by _________ from negative feelings such as boredom - anger - stress - fatigue and loneliness.

22. Family and friends of controlled users are often completely unaware of this person's drug use. Controlled users place ___________ constraints on their drug use - for example never on a workday - never around children - etc.

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

24. Two consequences of illicit drug use are lost productivity and increased ___________ costs.

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

26. _________ are the oldest stimulants known. They are found in tea - coffee - soft drinks and chocolate.

27. Cronic malnutrition causes _______ damage.

28. The three types of names that are applied to drugs are the _______ name - the chemical name - and the brand name.

29. The time course of a drug's action depends on many things - including how the drug is administered - how quickly it is ______ - and how it is eliminated from the body.

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

31. Drugs prescribed to control symptoms associated with ______ problems are called psychotherapeutics.

32. Physical dependence is related to _______________ tolerance.

33. The Native American Church's use of ______ has been controversial throughout the twentieth century.

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

35. Cannabis withdrawal syndrome (is or is not) listed in the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

36. Legal instrumental - illegal instrumental - legal recreational and illegal recreational use are the 4 types of drug use according to ___________.

37. Heroin is classified as a schedule __________ drug.

38. When given ____-nicotine cigarettes - smokers adjust by taking more puffs and inhaling more deeply.

39. The addiction rate for tobacco is 20 to 30% - for alcohol the rate is 15% - and for cocaine its __%.

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

41. Short acting drugs are used as __________ to treat insomnia and long acting drugs are used as sedatives to give prolonged relief from anxiety.

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

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

44. ______________ are unhealthy because they interfere with REM sleep.

45. Caffeine is the world's most popular drug and frequently used _________.

46. Federal laws which prohibited the sale of alcohol from 1920 to ____ are called prohibition.

47. A BAC of 0.05 results in lowered alertness and a BAC of ____ results in death (lethal dose).

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

49. The first stage of drug addiction is ______.

50. Excessive use of caffeine is called _________.