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If You Loved Me You'd Stop and Other Lies of Substance Use: Drug Dependence Quiz
by Staff
No, not everyone who uses a drug is or becomes addicted. Test how much you know about the common misconceptions and newly discovered answers and treatments about substance use and dependency.

What is substance use disorder?

  • a group of conditions related to drug abuse and dependence
  • a group of conditions arising from the abuse of legal substances
  • a group of conditions arising from the abuse of illegal substances

What does it mean to have drug tolerance?

  • an inability to stop, even if you want to
  • when a higher dose is needed to get the same effect
  • when stopping leads to withdrawal symptoms

What does it mean have drug dependence?

  • You can't to stop, even if you want to.
  • You've been arrested for a drug-related violation.
  • You have a high tolerance, and stopping leads to withdrawal symptoms.

Is alcohol dependence the same thing as alcohol addiction?

  • yes
  • no

Which is NOT a sign of drug abuse?

  • neglecting financial obligations
  • declining health
  • declining physical appearance
  • All of these are signs.
  • None of these are signs.

It's estimated that how many American adults were living with a substance use disorder in 2014?

  • 2.2 million
  • 20.2 million
  • 22.2 million

How many American adults were living with both a mental health and substance use disorder in 2014?

  • 7.9 million
  • 9.7 million
  • 79 million

Which is NOT a known factor in increasing your vulnerability to addiction?

  • family history of addiction
  • watching a parent use drugs
  • certain mental health problems
  • All of these are risk factors.
  • None of these are risk factors.

True or false: Being addicted to a substance makes you feel you need it like you need food and water.

  • true
  • false

After alcohol, what drug is most often linked to drugged driving?

  • benzodiazepines (such as Valium or Xanax)
  • cocaine
  • marijuana

Which is NOT one of the stages of substance abuse?

  • awareness
  • addiction
  • experimentation
  • steady use

Which is NOT one of the stages of addiction recovery?

  • awareness
  • confusion
  • consideration

How does the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) classify addiction?

  • as a brain disease
  • as a habit
  • as a vice

True or false: Some neuroscientists believe addiction is a self-perpetuating habit.

  • true
  • false

Which is NOT a sign or symptom of substance abuse?

  • losing friends
  • getting a DUI
  • being arrested for disorderly conduct
  • building a tolerance

Which is NOT a sign or symptom of addiction?

  • using only on the weekends
  • wanting to stop using but not being able to
  • often consuming or using more than planned
  • getting anxious, sweaty and nauseous when going too long without using

True or false: Drug dependence is sometimes referred to as addiction.

  • true
  • false

Which are warning signs of stimulant misuse?

  • dilated pupils, irritability and hyperactivity
  • watery eyes, rash and poor muscle control
  • red eyes, impaired vision and aggression

Which are warning signs a friend is misusing depressants?

  • contracted pupils, clumsiness and drunklike symptoms
  • dilated pupils, self-absorption and hallucinations
  • glassy eyes, inappropriate laughter and paranoia

True or false: Overcoming chemical dependence is a matter of just saying "no."

  • true
  • false

Which is the most commonly abused drug in the U.S.?

  • alcohol
  • prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • methamphetamine

Which is the most commonly abused over-the-counter ingredient?

  • dextromethorphan (DXM)
  • dimenhydrinate
  • pseudoephedrine

Where is the No. 1 place people get prescription medications that are not for medical use?

  • free from friends and family
  • from a dealer
  • on the internet

How much of the American public believes that recovery from drug addiction is impossible?

  • one in 10 people
  • one in 30 people
  • three in 10 people

Fill in the blank: Your level of ____, a brain chemical, may predict if you'll become drug dependent or not.

  • adrenaline
  • cortisol
  • serotonin

How many of the criteria need to be present for diagnosing drug dependence?

  • two
  • four
  • five

True or false: If you have a high tolerance, you don't have a problem.

  • true
  • false

What do opioid drugs such as heroin or morphine do in the brain?

  • mimic pain-managing systems in the brain, which is what makes them so good at pain relief
  • counteract dopamine
  • take over the central nervous system
  • interferes with the brain's pain-management system

Can you be physically dependent on caffeine?

  • yes
  • no

How long can you expect withdrawal symptoms to last?

  • overnight
  • one to 14 days
  • 14-30 days