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Social Work Session 5 Quiz
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True or False: Treatment for addiction to opiates requires a physiological and psychological process.
True or False: Using a needle continuously to inject drugs in the same blood vessels traumatizes them, causing them to become unusable for injection.
True or False: Depressants affect the central nervous system by elevating the user's blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, and respiration.
True or False: Tolerance to one type of depressant, such as alcohol, can lead to the development of cross-tolerance for another depressant, such as benzodiazepines.
True or False: Human beings have naturally occurring (endogenous) opioids, which cause many of the same effects as those caused by taking opioid drugs (exogenous opioids).
True or False: One of the symptoms of chronic opiate use is itchy skin.
True or False: Needing a dose of a drug just to feel "normal" is a sign of tolerance.
True or False: Acute withdrawal from heroin is not as life-threatening as acute withdrawal from alcohol or sedative-hypnotics.
True or False: Benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotics generally have a higher margin of overdose safety than other drugs in this depressant category.
True or False: Addiction to and withdrawal from benzodiazepines is not generally severe.
False (p. 4,39-4.40)
True or False: Most sedative-hypnotics are from natural sources.
False, all modern prescription sedative-hypnotics are synthetic
True or False: Death from depressants (e.g. opioids) overdose usually involves severe respiratory depression.
True. Severe respiratory depression is the major cause of depressant drug overdose death.
True or False: Heroin was first developed to be a non-addictive medical alternative to morphine.
True or False: Historically, most drug laws were made for political rather than medical considerations.
Which of the following correctly lists the three major classes of depressants?
alcohol, opiates, sedative-hypnotics
How long can withdrawal symptoms following detoxification and abstinence from long-acting opioids such as methadone persist?
for 14 days or more after detoxification
The synergistic effect of drugs refers to
The combination of two or more depressant drugs, which magnifies their effect on the CNS.
Which of the following drugs is an opioid antagonist that may be used to prevent an opioid overdose?
Naltrexone is prescribed for which of the following uses?
#1. to break the cycle of addiction to opioids and prevent relapse
#2. to break the addiction to alcohol and reduce alcoholic cravings
#3. to break the cycle of cocaine addiction and reduce cravings for cocaine
#4. to support smoking cessation and break nicotine addiction
Which of the following statements is true regarding the activation of the dopaminergic reward/control system?
#2. It releases a surge of pleasure that encourages repetition of behaviors intended primarily for survival.
#3. It is largely responsible for drives to have sex, eat, and drink (water as well as alcohol).
#4. It is activated by dopamine.
Withdrawal from opiates produces symptoms that are the opposite of the drug's effects. Considering this fact, which of the following symptoms would be expected from opiate withdrawal?
#1. bone, joint, and muscular pain
#2. insomnia and anxiety
#3. high blood pressure, rapid pulse, and tachycardia
Hyperalgesia is a temporary increase in the sensitivity to ____________ that is experienced during the long-term use of opiates/opioids used to treat pain.
True or False: Allodynia is a painful response to a normally pain-free stimulus, often as a result of long-term opiate/opioid use.
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