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1. During which period was drug abuse a problem in America?

A. During the Civil War
B. in the 1950s
C. in the 1960s
D. all of the above

2. Which age group has the highest percentage of drug abusers?

A. 10 - 17
B. 18 - 25
C. 26 - 35
D. 36 - 50

3. How do most teen drug users make their first contact with illegal drugs?

A. through "pushers"
B. through their friends
C. accidently
D. from the media

4. Which is the most commonly used drug in the United States?

A. marijuana
B. alcohol
C. cocaine
D. heroin

5. Which of the following poses the greatest health hazard to most people on the United States?

A. cigarettes
B. heroin
C. cocaine
D. caffeine

6. Which of the following is not a narcotic?

A. heroin
B. marijuana
C. morphine
D. methadone

7. Which of the following is not a stimulate?

A. amphetamine
B. caffeine
C. methaqualone
D. methamphetamine

8. Which of the following drugs does not cause physical dependence?

A. alcohol
B. morphine
C. peyote
D. secobarbital

9. Which of the following poses the highest immediate risk to experimenters?

A. inhalants
B. marijuana
C. nicotine
D. LSD

10. Why is intravenous injection the most dangerous method of using illicit drugs?

A. Because the dugs enter the system to rapidly
B. Because nonsterile equipment and solutions can cause serious complications (AIDS, hepatitis, etc.)
C. Because users usually get a larger amount of the drug by this method
D. All of the above

11. When does a person who uses heroin become physically dependent?

A. immediately (the first time)
B. after four or five times
C. after prolonged use (20 or more times)
D. different for each person

12. When people become dependent on heroin, what is the primary reason they continue to take it?

A. Experience pleasure
B. Avoid withdrawal
C. Escape reality
D. Gain acceptance among friends

13. Which of the following has (have) been used effectively to treat drug abusers?

A. methadone maintenance
B. detoxification (medically supervised drug withdrawal)
C. drug-free therapy
D. psychotherapy
E. all of the above

14. Which of the following are the social costs of drug abuse?

A. Loss of employee productivity
B. Increased possibility of auto accidents
C. Depletion of already scarce drug abuse resources
D. All of the above
E. (a) and (b) only

15. What is the most inpredictable drug of abuse on the street today?

A. PCP
B. heroin
C. LSD
D. Alcohol

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