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Prescription Drug Abuse
taking a prescription drug recreationally, or for enjoyment, not for their intended purpose
a disorder characterized by the compulsive use of a substance despite adverse consequences
a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by the government due to the substance's medical use, potential for abuse, and safety or dependence liability
drugs, such as benzodiazepines, that are used to treat conditions such as anxiety and sleep disorders
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) refer to the crime of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs.
Food and Drug Administration; a federal agency responsible for protecting public health
Good Samaritan Laws
laws that provide immunity (protect people from arrest, charge or prosecution) for the person experiencing an overdose and the people who call 911 for assistance; scope and details vary by state
Prescription Drug Misuse
taking a drug in ways or amounts other than as prescribed; taking a drug without a prescription
chemical messengers in the brain that are impacted by drug use
drugs that are prescribed usually to treat severe pain
a medical emergency that occurs when a person ingests more of a drug than their body can handle at one time
drugs that are most often prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
needing more of a drug to get the same effect
a group of symptoms that occur when a drug is abruptly discontinued
Q: ________, depressants and stimulants are categories of prescription drugs which are highly regulated because they have a strong potential for abuse and addiction.
Q: True or False: The benefits of prescription drugs do not outweigh the risks.
Q: If you misuse or abuse stimulants, you may experience:
A: Dangerously high body temperature, an irregular heartbeat or heart failure, and seizures or stroke
Q: True or False: If you are in possession of prescription drugs that were not prescribed to you, you could face legal consequences such as jail time, fines or criminal charges.
Q: Depressants are typically prescribed to treat ______.
A: Anxiety Disorders and sleep disorders
Q: True or False: Only people with a family history of addiction are at risk of becoming addicted to prescription drugs.
Q: Drugs that are most commonly abused (including prescription drugs like OxyContin) increase ______ activity in the brain. This can lead to feelings of intense happiness.
Q: What best describes the term "tolerance?"
A: Needing more of a drug overtime in order to get the same effect
Q: True or False: If an individual experiences addiction, they have the best chances at recovery if they handle it themselves and do not tell others about their problem.
Q: If someone stops taking a highly addictive drug abruptly and begins to experience pain and depression, they are likely going through:
Q: It is generally safe to share your prescription drugs with someone else if:
Q: True or False: Doctors will usually prescribe the same type of drug and dosage to every patient experiencing similar symptoms, regardless of the patient's age, weight or medical history.
Q: What type of information can be found on the prescription label?
A: Directions, Drug Name and Strength, and Interactions and Warnings
Q: What should you do with leftover prescription medication after you no longer need them?
A: Properly discard the remaining pills
Q: Why is it important to follow prescription instructions exactly?
A: To avoid developing a tolerance or dependence on the drug, to prevent harmful side effects and possible interactions, and to prevent getting into legal trouble by violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act
Q: Mixing a stimulant with a depressant, such as alcohol, is dangerous because:
A: The effects of stimulants can mask the effects of alcohol and mixing stimulants with alcohol can raise heart rate
Q: True or False: It is fine to use leftover painkillers to treat a new injury, if the injuries are similar.
Q: Potential risk factors for someone getting addicted to prescription drugs include:
A: Family history of addiction
Q: True or False: Most people who take prescription painkillers become addicted.
Q: Jamal is unsure about the medications his doctor prescribed for him. He should:
A: Talk to his doctor
Q: People may choose to misuse prescription drugs in order to:
A: Relieve stress, be in a better mood, increase their focus
Q: True or False: It's not possible to get addicted to prescription drugs after misusing one time.
Q: About _____% of high school seniors report misusing prescription drugs in the past month.
Q: A good answer to someone offering you ADHD medicine is:
A: "No thanks, I'm good"
Q: If someone you know asks for your leftover pain medications, you should:
A: Say no and encourage them to see a doctor
Q: Potential warning signs that someone is misusing prescription drugs include:
A: Changing in sleeping habits
Q: _______________ is a sign that someone may be abusing stimulants.
A: Increased aggression
Q: If you need help with a prescription drug misuse problem, you should talk to:
A: Your family and friends
Q: At a party, you see someone on the floor with grayish skin, having trouble breathing. This could be a sign of:
A: An opioid or depressant overdose
Q: When witnessing an overdose, the first thing you should do is:
A: Call 911
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