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DSST Substance Abuse

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. _______________ is a highly addictive stimulant that is cheaper and much longer lasting than cocaine.






2. Drug _____ is to use a drug in a situation - manner or amount that it causes social - psychological - physical or occupational problems.






3. Examples of ilicit drugs - include alcohol - tea - coffee - _______ and over the counter (OTC) drugs.






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






5. Drugs with a long half life stay in the body for a very long time without significantly diminishing in strength - for example - ________ ________.






6. Benzodiazepines are classified by their ________ of action.






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






8. This type of alcohol can be added to gasoline to reduce pollution - used in cleaners and _________ - as well as in medical research.






9. Inhalant abuse can begin as early as __________.






10. In order to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in pharmacologically significant amounts - the drug must be lipid soluble and have a molecular weight ____ than 400 Daltons.






11. Methyl alcohol is made from ____.






12. Floaters (chippers) usually don't maintain their own supply of drugs but prefer to use...






13. Prozac is the brand name for the antidepressant drug __________. It inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin.






14. The human body strives to maintain its internal environment within a certain range (temperature - blood pressure - etc); this ___________ is called homeostasis.






15. The two major ________ pathways damaged in Parkinson's disease are acetylcholine and the nigrostriatal pathways.






16. 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.






17. Cannabis was declared illegal in the US in the year ____.






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






19. ________ - tobacco and marijuana are commonly called gateway drugs.






20. CNS ___________ - including barbiturates - inhalants and benzodiazepines all have effects similar to alcohol.






21. Nicotine _______ are also known as transdermal nicotine systems.






22. Small doses of ______________ help narcoleptics stay alert.






23. Most drugs are derived directly or indirectly from ______.






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






25. Two forms of cocaine which can be smoked are _____ and coca paste.






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






27. Several studies have found a lower incidence of _____________ in moderate drinkers than in abstainers






28. The DEA is the primary _______ agency responsible for enforcing U.S. drug laws.






29. Withdrawal symptoms for marijuana include: irritability - restlessness - _________ appetite - weight loss and abnormal sleep.






30. The active ingredients for half of the prescriptions filled consist of only ____ drugs.






31. Examples of Schedule III substances include anabolic _________ and GHB.






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






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






34. _____ drug use refers to using a drug with a specific functional purpose--not for recreation






35. Naltrexone is used to block opioid effects so that a user doesn't feel any of the reinforcing _____________ effects of using an opioid.






36. In addition to vitamins and minerals - the FDA defines dietary supplements as substances such as herbs - extracts of herbs - ___________ and concentrates.






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






38. In the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use - only 1.6 percent of U.S. adults reported ever having used Heroin in their lifetimes - with 0.1 percent reporting use in the past ____.






39. Studies have shown that it typically takes at least 2 or 3 ______ for a heroin user to become addicted.






40. Marinol is used to relieve nausea/vomiting experienced by _______ patients and to help restore appetite to AIDS patients.






41. ______________ and antipsychotics are two groups of drugs used to treat the symptoms associated with psychosis.






42. Clove cigarettes contain ___% more tobacco as well as more tar and nicotine than regular cigarettes.






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






44. MDMA - popularly known as ecstasy - is a drug popular at clubs and '_____' since the 1980s.






45. Alcohol dependence as a disease is also known as disease model of alcohol dependence and this concept did not become really popular until ______________________ began to have a major influence in the 1940s and 1950s






46. Ecstasy falls under the category of synthetic or _________ drugs.






47. Columbus was presented tobacco by natives of ____ __________ in 1492 and he brought it with him back to Spain.






48. The second stage of drug addiction is increased use - in which the user starts to take increased amounts of the drug. This is followed by _____________ - the third stage of drug addiction.






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






50. Dopamine - acetylcholine - norepinephrine - serotonin - GABA - glutamate - and endorphins are all _________________ associated with the actions of the psychoactive drugs.