If You Loved Me You'd Stop and Other Lies of Substance Use: Drug Dependence Quiz
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?
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.
After alcohol, what drug is most often linked to drugged driving?
- benzodiazepines (such as Valium or Xanax)
Which is NOT one of the stages of substance abuse?
- steady use
Which is NOT one of the stages of addiction recovery?
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.
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.
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."
Which is the most commonly abused drug in the U.S.?
- prescription and over-the-counter medications
Which is the most commonly abused over-the-counter ingredient?
- dextromethorphan (DXM)
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.
How many of the criteria need to be present for diagnosing drug dependence?
True or false: If you have a high tolerance, you don't have a problem.
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?
How long can you expect withdrawal symptoms to last?
- one to 14 days
- 14-30 days