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DSST Substance Abuse

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. There are now more than 40 million former smokers in the United States - and about 90 percent of them report that they quit smoking _______ formal treatment programs.






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






3. Only lipid-soluble substances can pass the _____________ barrier.






4. 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.






5. The opioid antagonist __________ selectively blocks opioid effects - preventing the user from experiencing the reinforcing effects of the abused drug (for example - heroin).






6. ________ drugs are developed to eliminate the illegality of a drug by modifying a drug into a new compound.






7. The three types of drug users include: experimenters - compulsive users and ________.






8. For a drug to be ____________ - its molecules must be capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier.






9. Alcohol - cigarettes - and _________ are called gateway drugs because their use is often believed to lead to the use of other stronger drugs.






10. Crack is also known as '_____'.






11. The two main side effects of therapeutic doses of amphetamines are drug abuse and damage to the ______________ system.






12. The ratio of LD50 to ED50 is one indication of the relative safety of a drug for a particular use or effect and this is called the ___________ index.






13. Anabolic steroids build muscle mass by stimulating the conversion of _________ into tissue.






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






15. Another word for ____________ is euphorigenic.






16. ___ involves using electric shock to induce convulsions in mental patients.






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






18. The most _________ form of alcohol withdrawal is called delirium tremens and occurs in about 5 percent of people who have withdrawal symptoms.






19. Molecules that assist in either the metabolism (breaking down) or synthesis (creation) of another molecule are called _______.






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






21. Examples of Schedule I drugs include _______ - LSD - and marijuana.






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






23. Marijuana is the most commonly used ________ drug.






24. The theory that the popularity of marijuana increases when the risk associated with its use decreases is called _________ _____.






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






26. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms include craving for tobacco - ____________ - restlessness - and anxiety.






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






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






29. The preoccupation phase is characterized by _________ concern about the drug.






30. LSD - PCP and mescaline are _____________.






31. The primary psychoactive ingredient in tobacco is ________.






32. Excessive use of caffeine is called _________.






33. Three derivatives of the cannabis plant are __________ - hashish - and ganja.






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






35. Hormones and _________________ are two types of chemical signals important for maintaining homeostasis.






36. _________ is often referred to as the brain's major excitatory neurotransmitter.






37. Most illicit _______________ consumed in the United States is produced in small laboratories which might exist for only a few days in a remote area before moving on.






38. _____________ Syndrome is a collection of physical and behavioral abnormalities that seems to be caused by the presence of alcohol during development of the fetus.






39. Diphenhydramine - hydroxyzine and promethazine are examples of OTC and prescription ______________ used as CNS depressants.






40. ____________ is the process by which sugar is converted into alcohol through the biochemical action of yeast.






41. _________ are the oldest stimulants known. They are found in tea - coffee - soft drinks and chocolate.






42. 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 ____.






43. ___________________ 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.






44. According to a recent survey - __% of Americans have used marijuana in their lifetime.






45. The 3 groups of inhalants include volatile substances - ___________ and Nitrites.






46. Most psychoactive drugs can be categorized as stimulants - depressants - opioids - hallucinogens - or _________________ agents.






47. Bupropion is an ________________ used to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.






48. 95% pure alcohol is called _____________ spirits






49. ________ - benzodiazepines and opioid narcotics are also used for this purpose.






50. ________ antipsychotics are effective at reducing both the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.