Exercises Lesson

INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or by writing the answer in the space provided.

After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson and check your answers.

1. The abuse of_and_is commonly called substance abuse.

2. List the four categories of substance abuse.

3. Select the drugs that are categorized as narcotics.

a. PCP, hashish, marijuana.

b. Heroin, valium, nicotine.

c. Opium, morphine, codeine.

d. Caffeine, methadone, codeine.

4. Which of the following drugs is taken from the top of a hemp plant?

a.

Opium.

b.

Heroin.

c.

Caffeine.

d.

Marijuana

5. Which of the following signs/symptoms is NOT a psychosocial sign/symptom?

a. Argumentative.

b. Lack of coordination.

c. Avoidance of family and friends.

d. Increased absence from work area.

6. You are working on the orthopedic ward at Brooke Army Medical Center. You suspect that one of the patients may be a substance abuser. Whom would you inform of your findings?

a. The patient's spouse.

b. The patient's physician.

c. The patient's company commander.

d. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Control Program.

7. In obtaining a patient's history, why is it important to determine when the substance was taken?

8. "Talking down" a violent patient is considered_treatment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXERCISES 9 THROUGH 18. Match the terms in Column A with its definition in Column B.

COLUMN A

COLUMN B

COLUMN A

COLUMN B

9.

Tolerance

a.

Drugs that have a pain relieving and

sedative effect on an individual.

10.

Withdrawal

b.

A mild stimulant found in coffee.

11.

Physical dependence

c.

Substances that affect the central nervous

12.

Drug dependence/

system by decreasing awareness and the

addiction

mental capacity to function.

13.

Drug use

d.

Drugs that are sometimes used with alcohol

or with opium analgesics to augment the

14.

Depressants

effects of a weaker product.

15.

Narcotics

e.

The physical condition in which larger doses

of a drug are required to achieve the desired

16.

Stimulants

effect.

17.

Hallucinogens

f.

A drug that becomes necessary in order for

a person to function physically.

18.

Barbiturates

g. The use of a drug to the extent that usage becomes more frequent, tolerance increases, and stopping would result in withdrawal.

h. Consistent pattern of physical responses that appears when regular drug use is discontinued.

i. The infrequent or recurrent use of any substance that has an effect on the body.

j. These drugs increase awareness; they excite the user.

k. Drugs that often result in dangerous psychiatric symptoms and behavior, attempts at suicide, or panic reactions.

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