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DSST Substance Abuse

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

2. Synthetic drugs which result from the altered chemical structures of illicit drugs are called __________________.

3. Crack is obtained by mixing cocaine with simple _________ chemicals - including baking soda and water - and then drying it--resulting in a lump of smokable cocaine.

4. Beer is created by adding ______ malt to cereal grains.

5. Its believed that both cocaine and amphetamines interact with a number of _________________ - including dopamine - norepinephrine and serotonin.

6. With _______ parodoxical effects include bizarre uninhibited behavior - rage - hostility and paranoia.

7. 'Opioid' is another word for '_____'.

8. _______ professionals and their staff are the most likely to abuse nitrous oxide.

9. Nicotine is often thought of as being a mild _________ - but it also seems to have some of the relaxant properties of a low dose of a depressant.

10. Current medical applications for cocaine are as a local __________ for ear - nose - and throat procedures.

11. Because inhalants are so readily _________ - they present a special problem for prevention.

12. These drugs alter perceptions of reality. They can affect sense of taste - smell - hearing and vision. Sometimes they are called ______________.

13. Psychological dependence develops most rapidly when the drug hits the ______ quickly.

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

15. Some alcohol withdrawal symptoms can last for up to several ______.

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

17. The antidepressant drug __________ was originally used to treat tuberculosis.

18. ___ was originally used as a surgical anesthetic and has hallucinogenic effects different from LSD and mescaline (peyote cactus).

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

20. Heroin illegally imported from Mexico is called _____ ____.

21. The parasympathetic branch of the autonomic system stimulates digestion - slows the heart - and has other effects associated with a _______ physiological state.

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

23. ______ factors refer to how the drug actually affects the body.

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

25. Whiskey - Scotch - and Brandy are examples of distilled beverages. They are also called '________'.

26. ___________ is considered the fifth and final stage of drug addiction.

27. For some drugs - the dependence is mostly _______________ - whereas for others - a user may develop a heavy physical dependence on the drug with just a few uses.

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

29. BAC level in an individual is influenced by drinkers body type - food in the stomach - concentration of alcohol - and ____ of consumption.

30. LSD and other hallucinogens typically do not produce physical __________.

31. The two ways psychoactive drugs achieve their effect is either by altering availability of the ___________ or by acting directly on the receptor.

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

33. Another word for _________ is painkiller.

34. _______________ is a highly addictive stimulant that is cheaper and much longer lasting than cocaine.

35. Approximately _% of alcoholics - who experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms - must be treated in a hospital or in an alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in detoxification.

36. Age ___ and older showed sharp drop in use.

37. Psilocybin is the active psychoactive ingredient in _______________.

38. Psychological dependence is closely related to the concept of _________ reinforcement - which states that if a behavior is reliably followed by a stimulus - it leads to an increase in the behavior.

39. using drugs to achieve some goal other than the prescribed use - for example taking pills to stay awake and drive all night.

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

41. Fluoxetine (_______) is safer than tricyclic antidepressants as it is less likely to lead to overdose death.

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

43. Examples of Schedule II drugs include ________ - opium - and amphetamines.

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

45. Two brain imaging techniques are ___ and MRI.

46. Another word for ____________ is euphorigenic.

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

48. Physiological effects of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) include ________ in body temperature - heart rate and blood pressure - sweating and dilation of eye pupils.

49. The first stage of drug addiction is ______.

50. Methyl alcohol is made from ____.