What Do You Know About Addiction? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about addiction? Drugs, if used for their intended purposes, are a blessing, but if one does not use them as needed, it can lead to addiction, health complications, or even death. Overcoming addiction is not easy because withdrawal is hard, but one can overcome it.
Our "What Do You Know About Addiction?" Quiz is designed to enlighten and educate participants on the complexities of addiction, a condition that affects millions worldwide. This interactive quiz challenges your understanding and dispels common myths surrounding addiction, covering various aspects from its psychological roots to physical consequences and the Read morejourney towards recovery.

Whether you're a student eager to learn, a professional in the health sector, or someone curious about the science behind addiction, this quiz offers valuable insights into how addiction develops, its impact on individuals and society, and effective strategies for treatment and support.


What do you know about Addiction? Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is NOT one of the 3 main factors of why some people become addicts?

    • A.

      Biology

    • B.

      Environment

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Development

    Correct Answer
    C. Education
    Explanation
    What a person's genes are (gender, ethnicity, mental disorders), a person's family or friends, early exposure to drugs and alcohol, and parental guidance are all factors that contribute to why some people become addicted to drugs and others don't. A person's education may have little to no effect on why someone becomes addicted. (DrugAbuse.gov)

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  • 2. 

    A person can't become addicted to drugs or alcohol if they only try it one time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It only takes one time for someone to become addicted to anything. After the first time, they may want to feel the "high" they felt after the first use, which is why an addict continues to use.

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  • 3. 

    What is the reason that people who are in recovery from an addiction relapse?

    • A.

      They decide they do not want to quit their addiction

    • B.

      People in recovery do not relapse

    • C.

      Continued use causes the brain to change over time, and they forget they quit their addiction

    • D.

      Continued use causes the brain to change over time, making self-control to resist the addiction harder

    Correct Answer
    D. Continued use causes the brain to change over time, making self-control to resist the addiction harder
    Explanation
    The more that an addict uses, the more the brain will change to adapt to this.

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  • 4. 

    Besides tobacco, the number one thing most Americans are addicted to is:

    Correct Answer
    Alcohol
    Explanation
    Over 18 million people in America are addicted to alcohol. (AddictionCenter.com)

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  • 5. 

    What are the most common withdrawal symptoms addicts experience?

    • A.

      Sweating

    • B.

      Nausea

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Headaches

    • E.

      Racing Heart

    • F.

      Irritability

    • G.

      Anxiety

    • H.

      Insomnia

    • I.

      Hallucinations

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sweating
    B. Nausea
    C. Depression
    D. Headaches
    E. Racing Heart
    F. Irritability
    G. Anxiety
    H. Insomnia
    I. Hallucinations
    Explanation
    All of the symptoms listed above are products of withdrawal from an addiction. Some people may experience one or two while others experience them all. Some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms can be extremely dangerous and even deadly if not monitored.

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  • 6. 

    In the United States, more people now die from _______________ overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Opioid
    Explanation
    In the United States, more people now die from opioid overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined. Opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, have been at the center of a public health crisis due to their high potential for addiction and overdose.

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  • 7. 

    Detecting that someone has a gambling addiction is harder than detecting someone with a drug addiction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When on drugs, a person will start to show physical symptoms that they have an addiction, whereas a person with a gambling problem will not.

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  • 8. 

    What is one reason why a gambling addict continues to gamble?

    • A.

      They want to win a bunch of money

    • B.

      They believe their bad luck will change

    • C.

      They have the money to go gamble

    • D.

      Their friends all gamble

    Correct Answer
    B. They believe their bad luck will change
    Explanation
    Although all of these may contribute to why a gambling addict continues to gamble, one of the top reasons they become addicted to the activity is because they truly believe that they will eventually win; they can't keep losing because the chance they will continue losing isn't possible in their mind. They seek the thrill of the win, even if it means losing it all.

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  • 9. 

    What are some of the main symptoms of someone who is addicted to gambling?

    • A.

      Feeling the need to keep their gambling a secret

    • B.

      Stealing money to gamble

    • C.

      Scabs on their skin

    • D.

      Gambling even when they have no money to

    • E.

      Breaking into a casino

    • F.

      Borrowing money from family and friends

    • G.

      Family expresses concern that you may have a problem

    • H.

      Can't stay away from the casinos

    • I.

      They always eat at the casino buffets

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Feeling the need to keep their gambling a secret
    B. Stealing money to gamble
    D. Gambling even when they have no money to
    F. Borrowing money from family and friends
    G. Family expresses concern that you may have a problem
    H. Can't stay away from the casinos
    Explanation
    Most symptoms of a gambling addict are not easily detected, and there are usually no physical signs that there is a problem.

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Farah Naz |MBBS, Medicine |
Medical Expert
Farah holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Dow University of Health Sciences. She gained valuable experience through internships in Radiology, Cardiology, and Neurosurgery, and has contributed to two research publications in medical journals. Passionate about healthcare education, Farah excels in crafting medical content, including articles, literature reviews, and e-learning courses. Leveraging her expertise, she meticulously reviews medical science quizzes, ensuring accuracy and educational value for aspiring healthcare professionals.

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