5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- reverse tolerance
- information addiction
- coca paste
- brain stem
- a located at the top of the spinal cord, this section of the hindbrain is the sensory switchboard for the mind. It is often affected by hallucinogens. Contains the medulla and reticular formation.
- b a turnaround in the body's ability to handle greater and greater amounts of a drug, i.e., aging or excessive alcohol abuse reduces the liver's ability to handle alcohol, so a chronic alcoholic in his 40s or 50s might only be able to handle a few drinks instead of the case of beer he could 20 years earlier.
- c a form of Internet addiction that involves excessive surfing of the Web looking for data and information.
- d a street term for marijuana.
- e the first extract of the refinement process that converts coca leaf to cocaine; often smoked (mostly in South America) but contains sulfuric acid and other impurities.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a toxic fungus found on rye, wheat, and other grasses that contains lysergic acid. It is used in the synthesis of LSD.
- the potent sticky resin of the marijuana plant that is often pressed into cakes and sold or smuggled. The THC content is anywhere from 8-40%.
- self-induced vomiting, often used by those with bulimia to maintain weight.
- brand name for dronabinol, a synthetic THC.
- women's crusade to close saloons and promote temperance; founded in 1874, it had a peak membership of 500,000.
5 True/False Questions
natural high → a sleep disorder characterized by sudden periods of sleep during the day and sleep paralysis or interrupted sleep at night; often treated with amphetamines.
central nervous system (CNS) → psychoactive substances that are strictly regulated according to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, e.g., cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, marijuana; there are five levels of controlled substances.
psychosis → a sexually transmitted disease with three levels of infection severity; less common with the discovery of penicillin and other antibiotics.
MRO → Drug Enforcement Administration, the federal agency charged with the job of policing drug abuse.
psychological dependence (psychic dependence) → a powerful opiate analgesic, derived from morphine. It was discovered in 1874 and soon became the object of abuse and addiction.