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DSST Substance Abuse

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1. Jimsonweed a potent hallucinogenic plant and is also known as ____ _____.

2. Cannabis (marijuana) - Anabolic Steroids - Inhalants/Organic Solvents and narcotics are also found to be among the most ________ abused drugs.

3. Most illicit drugs cause an addiction in both the mother and the infant because drugs (cocaine - barbiturates - heroin - etc) pass through the _________ and reach the baby.

4. Excessive use of either cocaine or amphetamine can result in paranoid psychosis in which the individual loses touch with reality and experiences auditory ______________.

5. The autonomic nervous system - also referred to as the ANS - regulates the _____________ functions of the body and is divided into sympathetic and parasympathetic branches.

6. A key belief of Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcohol dependence is an _________ - progressive disease characterized by a loss of control over drinking.

7. Opium has been used for approximately ____ years for both medical and recreational reasons.

8. The most widely used __________ is alcohol.

9. Natives of the ______ mountains in Bolivia and Peru today still use coca as their ancestors did thousands of years ago.

10. Kava Kava and St John's Wort are both _______ _______ - often used to treat mild depression.

11. At first - tobacco was almost universally accepted as a ________.

12. _________ is a neurotransmitter associated with aggression and regulation of body weight.

13. Drug use can be detected in urine for up to 5 days - in saliva for up to 1 day and in hair samples for up to ___ days.

14. Methyl alcohol is added to grain alcohol for industrial use to prevent _________.

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

16. Physical dependence is related to _______________ tolerance.

17. Although they were originally called _____________ - antipsychotics are drugs used to treat psychosis without producing drowsiness.

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

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

20. The leading cause of death in the US is _____________.

21. Advertising restrictions - smoke-free indoor air - _____ on tobacco products and limiting youth access to tobacco are all examples of tobacco control laws.

22. ___________________ 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.

23. The predominant style of tobacco use went from pipes to snuff to _______ to cigars to cigarettes.

24. The basic __________ skeleton of an illicit drug is modified to form a new compound. PCP and Ecstasy are probably the most well known examples of synthetic drugs.

25. The use of alcohol is statistically associated with homicide - assault - _______ violence and suicide

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

27. The FDA restricted amphetamine use to _____ ______ weight reduction programs in 1970.

28. Historically - as _______ use declined - amphetamine use increased.

29. The neurotransmitter ____ is found in most areas of the CNS and exerts generalized inhibitory functions.

30. A typical progression of drug use starts with ___________ and alcohol - and then marijuana before moving on to the stronger drugs - which is why these drugs are often called 'gateway' drugs.

31. Drugs are said to be ______ ________ when tolerance to one reduces the effectiveness of each of the others.

32. The part of the brain which controls ___________ is called basal ganglia.

33. taking prescribed or over the counter (OTC) drugs for illness

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. Gender affects BAC because the average female has a higher proportion of _________ and therefore - for a given weight has less volume in which to distribute the alcohol.

41. Its believed that antipsychotic drugs work by blocking D2 ________ receptors.

42. _______ % of all US deaths are tobacco-related.

43. The ______ ______ ______ company was responsible for the smuggling of opium into China during the 1800s.

44. The primary active ingredients contained in cough suppressants are ____________ and expectorants.

45. Chemicals in the brain that produce effects similar to morphine and other opium derived drugs are called __________.

46. The three components of the nervous system are the central nervous system - the _______ system - and the autonomic system.

47. The forming of a neurotransmitter by the action of _______ on precursors is called synthesis.

48. Alcohol withdrawal seizures may occur 6 to __ hours after the last drink.

49. Tremors and rigidity are two symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Similar damage to the dopamine neurons can occur as a side effect of some ______________ drugs.

50. Most psychoactive drugs are taken by one of three basic routes: by mouth - _________ - or inhalation.