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TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

1) An official with the American Psychiatric Association estimates that 1.5 million kids are taking Prozac or similar medication each year. 1) _______


2) Drug abuse and drug addiction are virtually synonymous terms. 2) _______
3) Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. 3) _______
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

4) The most extensively used illicit drug in the United States is: 4) _______

A) LSD. B) cocaine. C) marijuana. D) heroin.
ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.

5) Describe the current efforts and programs to treat alcohol and drug abuse. Which appears to be most promising and why?


6) Describe the controversy over legalization of marijuana for medical use. Note what you think might be positive or negative outcomes of its legalization.
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

7) LSD use may produce flashbacks in which the user re-experiences the effect of the drug as much as a year after it was taken. 7) _______


8) Among 18-25 year olds, 60 percent were current alcohol users. 8) _______
9) Even people who never light up a cigarette are harmed by environmental tobacco smoke. 9) _______
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

10) In regard to social class and alcohol consumption, the text notes that: 10) ______

A) The relationship between social class and rates of alcohol abuse is not clear.

B) Few class differences are apparent in the consumption of various alcoholic beverages.

C) Studies have conclusively shown that lower-class people are heavier drinkers than people in the middle and upper classes.

D) Because of their high-profile lifestyle, affluent people are more visible than lower-income people to the public when they consume too much alcohol.


11) All of the following statements regarding depressants are correct, except: 11) ______

A) Rohypnol (the "date rape drug") is a depressant.

B) People who abuse stimulants do not abuse depressants.

C) Depressant use can result in both physical addiction and psychological dependency.

D) Barbiturates are the most commonly used depressants.
12) Diet pills and pep formulas often contain: 12) ______

A) nicotine. B) barbiturates.

C) mescaline. D) amphetamines.
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

13) Conflict theorists believe that early Chinese and Mexican immigrants popularized the use of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in the United States. 13) ______


MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

14) According to sociologist Howard S. Becker, drug users: 14) ______

A) typically learn how to use drugs by watching films or television programs.

B) not only learn how to use drugs from others, but also learn what reactions they should expect to have from the drug.

C) are people who have personality disorders or learning disabilities.

D) primarily consider themselves to be poor and powerless.


15) All of the following are hallucinogens, except: 15) ______

A) GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate).

B) MDMA (ecstasy).

C) LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).

D) PCP (phencyclidine).
16) According to conflict theorists, opium was outlawed in the United States because it was associated with: 16) ______

A) Chinese immigration. B) prostitution.

C) Mexican immigration. D) college students.
17) All of the following statements regarding cocaine are correct, except: 17) ______

A) The effects of cocaine depend on the purity of the dose and the user's expectations.

B) More males than females use cocaine.

C) Central city residents are less likely to use cocaine than middle- and upper-income people because of the high cost of this drug.

D) Middle-class, white high school and college students have decreased their usage of cocaine in recent years.
18) Which of the following statements is correct regarding caffeine? 18) ______

A) Most people do not realize that caffeine is a relatively dangerous drug.

B) Long-term effects of heavy caffeine use include increased risk of heart attack and osteoporosis.

C) Caffeine does not produce dependency even though it is a stimulant.

D) Most people ingest caffeine to relax and calm their nerves.
19) All of the following statements regarding alcohol consumption are correct, except: 19) ______

A) More men than women consume alcoholic beverages.

B) Alcohol consumption varies by income and class.

C) Due to social norms, women are more likely than men to be labeled as problem drinkers or alcoholics.

D) During the teenage years, females and males exhibit similar drinking patterns.
20) In regard to alcohol consumption, the text notes that: 20) ______

A) many people do not think of alcohol as a drug.

B) wine, beer, and liquor are the three major forms of alcoholic beverages.

C) alcohol is considered an accepted part of the dominant culture in the United States.

D) All of these are accurate.
21) Caffeine is an ingredient found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks and: 21) ______

A) is a psychoactive stimulant.

B) blocks the brains production of adenosine.

C) is dependency-producing.

D) All of the above are correct.
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

22) Drugs are used for both therapeutic and recreational purposes. 22) ______


23) Unlike cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products are harmless. 23) ______
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

24) Drugs that are widely abused in the United States, but not often acknowledged, include: 24) ______

A) prescription drugs. B) street drugs.

C) over-the-counter drugs. D) All of these are accurate..


25) According to the text, nicotine is widely used because: 25) ______

A) other drugs are not readily available for most people.

B) it creates a high level of independence and makes people feel good about themselves.

C) tobacco manufacturers have engaged in highly sophisticated marketing campaigns that downplay the perils of smoking.

D) it provides widespread benefits for many people with diseases and disabilities.
26) All of the following statements regarding alcohol in the workplace are correct, except: 26) ______

A) Alcohol abuse costs as much as $100 billion annually in lost productivity and time spent in treatment programs.

B) Alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana are the three leading substances involved in workplace injuries and deaths.

C) Chronic drinkers and alcoholics are responsible for most absenteeism, tardiness, and workplace accidents in the United States.

D) Excessive alcoholism impairs sensory motor function
ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.

27) Describe the biological and sociological explanations of drug use. Describe the strengths and limitations of each. Explain in detail which approach (biological or sociological) you believe is most accurate.


28) Based on functionalist, conflict, and interactionist perspectives, how might the "drug problem" be reduced or eliminated in the United States and other nations?
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

29) Many people think of alcohol as a drug because it has drug-like effects on them. 29) ______


MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

30) Sociologists who use an interactionist framework believe that the "drug problem" could be reduced if: 30) ______

A) more people had greater economic opportunities in society.

B) formal mechanisms of social control were enforced to prohibit people from taking illegal drugs.

C) powerful corporate interests quit encouraging the use of legal drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, and some pharmaceutical products.

D) children did not see members of their families, peer groups, and other people abusing alcohol and other drugs.


TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

31) Alex has been using amphetamines for five years. He was in a car accident and has been in the hospital for two weeks due to his injuries. He has no access to amphetamines in the hospital and is experiencing insomnia, delirium, confusion, tremens, tremors, and excessive sweating which would be an example of drug tolerance. 31) ______


32) Social psychologists and interactionists both focus on the part that social learning plays in drug behavior. 32) ______
ESSAY. Write your answer in the space provided or on a separate sheet of paper.

33) Identify five of the most abused drugs other than alcohol or tobacco in the United States, and note whether each is a prescription drug, over-the-counter drug, stimulant, depressant, narcotic, or hallucinogen.


MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

34) According to the text, drug abuse is: 34) ______

A) inappropriate, moderate use of a drug resulting in physical, mental or social impairment.

B) inappropriate, excessive use of a drug resulting in physical, mental or social impairment.

C) recreational, excessive use of a drug resulting in physical, mental or social euphoria.

D) recreational, moderate use of a drug resulting in physical, mental or social euphoria.


35) All of the following statements about tobacco use are correct, except: 35) ______

A) Nicotine is more addictive than heroin.

B) The overall proportion of smokers in the United States has declined somewhat during the last three decades; however, tobacco is responsible for about one in every five deaths in this country.

C) Environmental tobacco smoke is primarily harmful to young children and pregnant women.

D) Due to recent negative publicity about smoking, only one in every 25 U.S. adults over the age of 17 smokes.
36) In regard to drugs, the text states that: 36) ______

A) Heroine and cocaine are licit drugs used for recreational purposes.

B) Therapeutic use of drugs includes alcohol and tobacco consumption.

C) Drug abuse includes both licit and illicit drugs.

D) Food and water are considered to be drugs when they alter the body's functioning in some way.
37) Researchers refer to the side stream smoke in the air inhaled by nonsmokers as a result of other people's tobacco smoking as: 37) ______

A) refracted tobacco smoke. B) environmental tobacco smoke.

C) mild tobacco inhalation. D) passive smoking.
38) All of the following are narcotics, except: 38) ______

A) codeine. B) opium.

C) morphine. D) mescaline (peyote).
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

39) Most research on alcohol consumption has focused on male drinking patterns. 39) ______


40) Infants born addicted to crack cocaine suffer severe withdrawal symptoms at birth but suffer no adverse effects later in life. 40) ______
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

41) Recent surveys show that approximately 40 percent of respondents between the ages of twelve and seventeen reported trying alcohol at least once. Researchers also found that adolescent drinking is associated with: 41) ______

A) Declining academic achievement

B) Decline in socialization skills

C) Increased emotional distress

D) Both a and c are correct.


42) According to the text, alcohol and drug prevention programs include: 42) ______

A) tertiary prevention. B) primary prevention.

C) secondary prevention. D) All of these are accurate.
43) Judy drinks alcoholic beverages daily. She compulsively hides liquor bottles from her family. She sneaks drinks when she believes no one is watching. Judy seems to have lost control over her drinking behavior. Judy would be considered a: 43) ______

A) Acute alcoholic B) Heavy drinker

C) Chronic alcoholic D) None of the above are correct.
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

44) Functionalists believe that licit drugs are, in fact, functional for patients, doctors, and pharmacists. 44) ______


MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

45) Biological and psychological explanations of alcohol and drug addiction focus on: 45) ______

A) the relationship between the brain and drug addiction.

B) personality disorders.



C) genetic factors.

D) All of these are accurate.
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