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DSST Substance Abuse

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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.