Substance Abuse Quiz 2002 Teresa Kellerman



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Substance Abuse Quiz

© 2002 Teresa Kellerman

Match the definition in the first column with the word in the second column


1. The leading known cause of mental retardation in western civilization


Alcohol

2. $12 billion per year in the U.S. is spent on health and disability programs related to this substance

Alcohol

3. 30% of all suicides are attributed to this substance


Alcohol

4, 40% of all deaths due to accidental falls are attributed to this substance


Alcohol

5. The top drug of abuse among U.S. teens


Alcohol

6. 60% of all homicides are attributed to use of this substance


Alcohol

7. Use of this substance leads to unprotected sex with the increased risk of AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy

Alcohol

8. This substance is implicated in the three top causes of teen deaths: accidents (including traffic fatalities and drowning), homicide and suicide

Alcohol

9. This substance causes more damage to the developing baby’s brain than any other substance during pregnancy

Alcohol

10. A chemical considered to be carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Alcohol

11. Use of this substance is more closely associated with violent crime than any other substance

Alcohol

12. Abuse of this substance has increased among high school and college women more than other substances

Alcohol

Sources:


World Health Organization

Institute of Medicine Report to Congress

Journal of the American Medical Association

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse



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