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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.
British East India
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.
Illegal Instrumental Use
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.
British East India
30. Another principal factor that affects drug use is __________.
31. Methyl alcohol is made from ____.
32. licit drug use - alcohol - tobacco - caffeine
Legal Recreational Use
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
SSRI - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
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.
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