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Alcohol/Drugs and Teen Quiz

1. The number one reason teens said they BEGIN use of alcohol/drugs is because they feel:

A. Pressured by their peers
B. influenced by the media
C. Curious
D. Anxious, depressed, or stressed

2. The number one reason teens said they CONTINUE use of alcohol/drugs is:

A. It helps them cope with feelings.
B. They like the feeling or being drunk or high.
C. In response to continued peer pressure
D. Boredom, lack of anything "better" to do.
E. They have become addicted

3. The FIRST TIME a teen uses an illicit substance, it is most likely to have been obtained from

A. Student drug dealers at their school.
B. Siblings or friends
C. Drug dealers in their community. d
D. Parents or other adult relatives

4. Addiction (compulsive drug-seeking/using behavior) is caused by

A. Underlying psychiatric or emotional problems or trauma that lead to "self medicating."
B. Using a lot of drugs over time
C. A recently discovered gene on chromosome 11q22-23 that is responsible for controlling the dopamine D2 receptor protein.
D. There seems to be genetic and environmental influences but a definitive cause is not known. e) poor self esteem.

5. Teenage addiction:

A. Is impossible to treat until the teen "hits bottom."
B. Always results in long term personality damage.
C. Requires psychotherapy to treat the underlying depression that accompanies drug use
D. Slows or stops emotional and maturational development.
E. All of the above

6. Teens who are court- or parent- mandated into substance abuse treatment have a(n) ___ rate of treatment success compared with teens that enter treatment willingly

A. Much lower
B. Slightly lower
C. About equal
D. Much greater

7. Which statement is true of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings

A. AA/NA is not appropriate for teens, as the meetings and "steps" are geared towards adults.
B. AA/NA meetings are free and open to anyone of any age who wants to stop using alcohol/drugs.
C. AA/NA provide an important support system for teens recovering from alcohol/drug problems.
D. B and C

8. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about drug testing

A. Drug testing detects with 100% certainty whether a person is using drugs.
B. Drug testing can be altered by many products and in many ways
C. Drug testing can only detect marijuana use if administered within 24 hours of smoking.
D. Drug testing can usually detect ecstasy use for about 1 week after use
E. Drug testing can usually detect ecstasy use for about 1 week after use

9. Which of the following causes the highest % rate of death from first time use?

A. Heroin.
B. Heroin.
C. Inhalants.
D. Methamphetamine.
E. Alcohol

10. Which of the following are true of inhalant abuse

A. It is most prevalent among middle school youth
B. Inhalant abuse can cause permanent brain, liver, nerve and kidney damage.
C. Abusable inhalants can be easily, legally purchased and are found in many common household items
D. All of the above

11. Nitrous oxide

A. Can be extracted from common whipped cream canisters and inhaled
B. dispensed from tanks into balloons for consumption at "raves" and parties.
C. Can be purchased as "whippets" for purposes of abuse as well as for commercial purposes.
D. Can cause death from suffocation, oxygen deprivation or heart arrhythmia
E. All of the abovr

12. According to a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) study, teens that smoke marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than non-marijuana smokers. According to this same study, what % of teens who smoke marijuana before age 15 will later use cocaine?

A. 10 %
B. 25 %
C. 45%
D. 60%

13. Common effects of marijuana include:

A. Impairment of driving skills for 24 hours after use
B. Enhancement of creative and learning abilities.
C. Decreased hunger
D. Increase in testosterone production in males
E. C and D

14. In the 1960's, marijuana averaged about 1% or less THC, the psychoactive ingredient. Today, marijuana has an average of ___ percent THC

A. 1.5
B. 3
C. 7.5
D. 10

15. A blunt

A. Is a cigar filled with marijuana
B. Can be "laced" with other substances, such as PCP, ketamine, heroin, cocaine, or formaldehyde.
C. Results in a less intense "high" than marijuana smoked in cigarette form
D. unpopular with teens as it is difficult to prepare.
E. A and B
F. C and D

16. Ecstasy (MDMA)

A. Can cause long term damage to the serotonin system in the brain
B. Is often linked to aggression and violence by users.
C. Increases short-term memory and alertness
D. Increases short-term memory and alertness
E. all of the above

17. Ecstasy (MDMA) is a

A. Stimulant.
B. Depressant
C. Hallucinogen.
D. A and c
E. Tranquilizer

18. Paraphernalia associated with Ecstasy (MDMA) use include

A. Infant pacifiers
B. Mentholated rubs and surgical face masks.
C. "Chem Lights", glow sticks, and glow beads
D. Hard candy
E. All of the abovr

19. Ephedrine

A. Is used for manufacturing methamphetamine and other drugs
B. Can be found in teas, "natural remedies" and sports drinks as well as in pill form.
C. Can produce effects similar to "speed".
D. Can be legally purchased in bulk quantities by teens.
E. All of the abovr

20. Excess doses of over the counter cough suppressant products containing dextromethorphan (DXM):

A. Can produce a dissociative state similar to ketamine or PCP
B. Can be bought legally by teens.
C. Can produce hallucinations
D. Can produce hyperthermia, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and other serious physical complications
E. Can cause organ damage and death from overdosing of non-DXM components, such as acetaminophen
F. all of the above

21. Alcohol use by the perpetrator and/or victim has been implicated in what percent of "date rapes" among college students

A. 20 - 30 %
B. 32 - 54 %
C. 46 - 75 %
D. over 90%

22. Students in grades 9 – 12 nationwide who were surveyed by the December 2001 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) indicated that in the month prior to the survey, about ____ % had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol and about ____ % had driven a car or other vehicle after drinking alcohol

A. 10 % / 6 %
B. 19 % / 12 %
C. 30% / 13 %
D. 50 % / 22 %

23. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 14 - 19 (following accidents and homicide.) The rate of attempted suicide in teens is about 3% for non-substance abuse users and rises to _________in teens who abuse drugs and alcohol

A. 7.5 %
B. 12 %.
C. 19 %.
D. 25%

24. Which of the following is NOT true about HIV/AIDS

A. AIDS is the leading cause of death for people ages 25 to 44 and the sixth leading cause of death for ages 14 to 25.
B. Educating young people about HIV/AIDS prevention encourages them to be sexually active.
C. Half of people that seroconvert to HIV + have a history of intravenous drug use
D. Substance use even without needle use contributes significantly to HIV transmission due to associated at-risk behaviors.
E. Drug abuse treat ment is a proven means of preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS.

25. A teen that is not used to drinking and rapidly "chugs" a six pack of beer can

A. Feel sick
B. Become violent
C. Die from respiratory failure.
D. All of the above
E. A and B

26. Which of the following is true of LSD?

A. It alters how the brain perceives time, reality, and the environment
B. It slows the heart rate and blood pressure.
C. Its effects usually dissipate within 1 - 2 hours
D. The prevalence of LSD use has increased sharply since 1998.
E. All of these

27. The number one "date rape drug" in incidence and prevalence is:

B. Alcohol
C. Rohypnol ("roofies")
D. Ecstasy (MDMA)
E. Cocaine

28. Heroin:

A. Is almost always an inner city problem
B. Can be smoked or snorted as well as injected
C. Is so addictive that it will "hook" anyone who uses it.
D. Has become more popularly used than crack or cocaine.
E. A and c
F. All of these.

29. Addiction to cocaine: a) Often progresses more quickly than addiction to alcohol or marijuana

A. Often progresses more quickly than addiction to alcohol or marijuana
B. Is much more difficult to successfully treat than other addictions.
C. Usually requires medication for depression to be successfully treated
D. All of the above

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