5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Amanita muscaria (fly agaric)
- information addiction
- a a serious progressive liver disease that scars the liver often caused by heavy chronic alcohol abuse.
- b an older term that refers to any defensive behaviors that are used to control excess anxiety. These behaviors often impair the person's functioning.
- c an hallucinogenic mushroom that is often prepared in liquid form and drunk.
- d a form of Internet addiction that involves excessive surfing of the Web looking for data and information.
- e laboratory variations of the amphetamine molecule that cause stimulatory and psychedelic effects; also called "phenylethylamines."
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- any substance that directly alters the normal functioning of the central nervous system when it is injected, ingested, smoked, snorted, or absorbed into the blood.
- Alcoholics Anonymous.
- a treatment approach that requires an addict's family to set strict limits on behavior to break through denial.
- a form of therapy that inflicts pain as the client uses a substance, i.e., some stop-smoking programs shock clients (electrically) when they smoke.
- a class of powerful stimulants based on the amphetamine molecule that was first synthesized in 1887 and manufactured in the 1930s; the word is also used to include various methamphetamines. They are prescribed for narcolepsy, ADHD, and until the early 1970s for obesity and depression.
5 True/False Questions
charas → see medical review officer.
synergism → an exaggerated effect that occurs when two or more drugs are used at the same time. One reason why this effect occurs is because the liver or body is busy metabolizing one drug while the other slips through unchanged.
OxyContin® → a time-release version of oxycodone (Percodan®), a semisynthetic derivative of codeine, that is abused by chewing, crushing and injecting, or crushing and sniffing the formulation and inducing a heroin-like high.
endogenous opioids → opioids that originate or are produced within the body including endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins; antonym for exogenous opioids, e.g., heroin and opium.
AMPS (Ample Misuse Prevention Study) → a prevention program similar to DARE that consists of a four-session curriculum for 5th and 6th graders; it also develops peer resistance skills.