5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- peer group
- a a stimulant alkaloid of the chemical class called "xanthines" found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and colas.
- b an alteration in a gene caused by radiation, chemicals, or medications.
- c a group of people with similar interests; peer pressure can encourage drug use.
- d a beer with a slightly more bitter taste and higher alcohol content than lager beer; uses the top fermentation process. The alehouse or pub and the use of ale rather than lager are prominent features of British life.
- e irregularity of heartbeat (loss of rhythm) that can be lethal; often caused by drug use.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- an alcohol beverage that is brewed by fermenting malted grains (usually barley) and hops, an aromatic herb. Beer includes ale, bock beer, pilsner beer, malt liquor, stout, porter, and lager.
- street name for dextromethamphetamine, (actually dextro isomer methamphetamine base), a crystalline form of amphetamine that is smokable. It has slightly milder physical effects than methamphetamine hydrochloride but more severe mental effects.
- injecting a substance into a vein or muscle or under the skin.
- an amino acid that is used as a nutritional supplement to rebalance neurochemistry and neurotransmitter formation.
- a class of sedative-hypnotic drugs derived from the barbituric acid molecule, e.g., phenobarbital and Seconal®.
5 True/False Questions
psychotic → cell death often caused by drinking.
"reefer" → an unpleasant or dangerous panic reaction to a psychedelic such as LSD.
cirrhosis → a general malaise marked by mild-to-moderate depression, restlessness, and anxiety; less severe than major depression.
periaqueductal gray area → an area at the base of the brain that blocks or inhibits incoming pain messages.
alpha alcoholism → any nitrogen-containing plant compound with pharmacological (often psychoactive) activity, e.g., morphine, cocaine, or nicotine.