Chapter 11: Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse - Quiz

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Simon Fraser University
Biomedical Physio & Kines
BPK 140
Diana Bedoya

Chapter 11 True/False 1. In 2004, an estimated 3.1 million people, 13 percent of the population, reported they had used illicit drugs in the past year ANSWER: T Many people have experience with the use of illicit drugs 2. Alcohol is the number-one drug of abuse on college and university campuses. ANSWER: T Highlights prevalence of alcohol use on university campuses 3. Different drugs affect driving ability in different ways ANSWER: T Drugs and driving don’t mix 4. Twelve step programs such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) actively recruit members by going to clubs and bars where drug and alcohol dependent people are easily found. ANSWER: F The desire to stop must come from the individual, who contacts a local AA group 5. Relapses seldom or never occur during the clinical course for substance abuse disorders ANSWER: F Usually there is a pattern of multiple relapses over the course of a lifetime Multiple Choice 1. The biology of drug dependence is now being viewed by some scientists: a. as a brain disease triggered by frequent use of drugs that change the biochemistry and anatomy of neurons and alter the way they work b. as a rise in dopamine (neurotransmitter which is associated with feelings of satisfaction and euphoria) with certain mood altering substances and experiences (such as a puff of marijuana, a slug of whiskey, a snort of cocaine) c. Addicts do not specifically yearn for heroin, or marijuana, but for the rush of dopamine that these drugs produce d. All of the above statements reflect the biology of drug dependence ANSWER: D Biological dependence is partly explainable but reflects a form of disease state 2. According to a University of British Columbia health survey, more than 10% of students had used the following drugs (in addition to alcohol):: a. Marijuana and mushrooms b. Cocaine and ecstasy/crystal meth c. LSD and speed (methamphetamines) d. None of the above ANSWER: A A drug of popular choice among students using illicit drugs 3. The most common street name for methylene-dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a drug that is almost always taken as a pill or tablet, and is know to be neurotoxic (damage brain cells) is: a. Marijuana b. Cocaine c. Ecstasy. d. Steroids ANSWER: C A popular illicit drug that has potentially serious side effects 4. Marijuana (pot) and hashish (hash) are: a. the least commonly used illegal drugs b. used by 44.5% of Canadians at least once in their lifetime (Can
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