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Things to Never Mix With Alcohol Quiz
by Staff
Alcohol is often fun; it's also dangerous in the wrong circumstances. Do you know which things you should steer clear of when drinking alcohol? Take this quiz to find out.

Many fatal overdoses occur each year when people combine alcohol with which drug?

  • hydrocodone
  • cough syrup
  • allergy medicine

Since 1999 how much have painkiller sales to hospitals, pharmacies and doctors' offices increased?

  • tripled
  • quadrupled
  • doubled

By what percentage does alcohol reduce the effectiveness of most antibiotics?

  • It doesn't.
  • 20 percent
  • 35 percent

When combined with alcohol, which common drug can cause significant liver damage?

  • acetaminophen
  • birth control pills
  • medical marijuana

You're more likely to engage in bizarre and dangerous behavior if you combine alcohol with which type of drug?

  • erectile dysfunction medications
  • sleeping pills
  • over-the-counter painkillers

Why should you limit your alcohol intake when using a cholesterol-reduction drug?

  • It can cause stomach damage.
  • It can cause liver damage.
  • It can cause brain damage.

Which organ is responsible for processing drugs like Xanax?

  • liver
  • kidneys
  • pancreas

True or false: Alcohol interacts in volatile ways with all classes of antibiotics.

  • true
  • false

If you drink while you're taking an ACE inhibitor, you may experience which side effect?

  • very low blood pressure
  • very high blood pressure
  • stroke

About what percentage of people who drink also take medications that may interact with alcohol?

  • 23 percent
  • 42 percent
  • 64 percent

Combined with alcohol, which activity can lead to unnoticed dehydration and death?

  • sleeping
  • driving
  • hot tubbing

What percentage of prescription opioid drug users wind up addicted to their medications?

  • about 4 percent
  • about 8 percent
  • about 12 percent

Which class of antidepressants can cause a spike in blood pressure when mixed with alcohol?

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • neither

Drinking alcohol while taking an antipsychotic medication can do what?

  • help the user relax
  • cause breathing problems
  • increase psychotic behavior

Alcohol is associated with 70 percent of deaths that occur during which activity?

  • swimming
  • boating
  • golfing

In 2007 how many Americans died from prescription drug overdoses, often when combined with alcohol?

  • 8,500
  • 27,000
  • 52,000

In diabetics, alcohol can cause low blood sugar for how long after consumption?

  • 8 hours
  • 10 hours
  • 24 hours

You may feel drunk sooner if you are taking what drugs?

  • antacids
  • birth control pills
  • ibuprofen

How many milligrams of caffeine were in the original formula for Four Loko, which was 12 percent alcohol?

  • 80 milligrams
  • 120 milligrams
  • 260 milligrams

Which drug, when combined with alcohol, may lead to irregular heartbeat?

  • Adderall
  • Viagra
  • Prozac

Alcohol may contribute to stomach bleeding when combined with which drugs?

  • ibuprofen
  • antihistamines
  • proton pump inhibitors

How long does it take your body to process a narcotic such as oxycodone?

  • eight hours
  • 10 hours
  • one day

Why are supercaffeinated beverages like energy drinks dangerous when combined with alcohol?

  • They temporarily obscure the effects of alcohol.
  • They cause strokes.
  • They cause sudden drops in blood pressure.

A 2008 study found that caffeinated alcoholic drinks caused people to be how intoxicated as compared to noncaffeinated alcoholic drinks?

  • twice as much
  • three times as much
  • six times as much

According to one 2011 study, how many times more likely are you to wind up in intensive care if you combine Ambien and alcohol?

  • five times as likely
  • three times as likely
  • twice as likely

What is an effect of combining red wine with Viagra?

  • There isn't one.
  • a dangerous drop in blood pressure
  • increased risk of stroke

About how long does it take your liver to process one drink?

  • one hour
  • 90 minutes
  • two hours

Why is it dangerous to mix Adderall and alcohol?

  • It causes brain dysfunction.
  • It exacerbates liver damage.
  • It dulls the feelings of being drunk.

Why can mixing alcohol and marijuana be dangerous?

  • Both can destroy your kidneys.
  • Both are sedatives.
  • overconsumption of corn chips

According to a study by The Journal of the American Medical Association, riding a bike while drunk increases your chance of injury by what percentage?

  • 2,000 percent
  • 200 percent
  • 20 percent