How Much Do You Know About Substance Abuse? Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Substance Abuse? Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Social drinkers who have consumed small quantities of alcohol

    • B. 

      Women who are alcoholics

    • C. 

      Men with a long history of alcohol-related problems

    • D. 

      Men with no prior alcohol-related problems

  • 2. 
    Proponents of Alcoholics Anonymous view alcoholism as:
    • A. 

      A learned behavior

    • B. 

      A sign of psychopathology

    • C. 

      A disease

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    From a family therapy perspective, alcohol is viewed as a "family disease" because:
    • A. 

      Drinking by one family member is often perpetuated by the behaviors of other family members

    • B. 

      Heredity may be a causative factor in at least some cases of alcoholism

    • C. 

      Drinking by one family member affects all other family members

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    After alcohol, which of the following is generally considered to be the most commonly abused type of drug?
    • A. 

      Major tranquilizers

    • B. 

      Hallucinogens

    • C. 

      Amphetamines

    • D. 

      Barbiturates

  • 5. 
    The World Health Organization has distinguished between drug "habituation" and drug "addiction."  Drug habituation is characterized by which of the following:
    • A. 

      Physical dependence

    • B. 

      A desire to take drugs in order to feel better

    • C. 

      A tendency to increase the amount of a drug taken

    • D. 

      Severe withdrawal symptoms

  • 6. 
    The primary purpose of Al-Anon is to:
    • A. 

      Help alcoholics overcome their addiction

    • B. 

      Help spouses of alcoholics cope with personal problems related to alcoholism

    • C. 

      Help spouses learn how to help their husbands or wives stop drinking

    • D. 

      Help the children of alcoholics learn how to cope with problems related to alcoholism

  • 7. 
    Studies examining the incidences of alcoholism among parents and their offspring have generally indicated that what percentage of alcoholics have a parent who is also an alcoholic?
    • A. 

      7%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      33%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 8. 
    After drinking two beers, an individual who wants to "sober up" before driving across town to visit a friend would be best advised to:
    • A. 

      Wait at least two hours

    • B. 

      Drink 2-3 cups of black coffee

    • C. 

      Engage in 20 minutes of strenuous exercise

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 9. 
    A disease that is associated with extended alcohol consumption and is believed to be the result of a vitamin B deficiency is known as: 
    • A. 

      Alcohol hallucinations

    • B. 

      Delirium tremens

    • C. 

      Korsakoff's disease

    • D. 

      Wernicke's disease

  • 10. 
    Some authorities in the field of alcohol abuse have suggested that controlled drinking is an appropriate treatment goal for certain alcoholics.  This view best reflects the underlying philosophy of which of the following:
    • A. 

      Alcoholics Anonymous

    • B. 

      The disease model of alcoholism

    • C. 

      Psychoanalytic theory

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Alcoholics tend to have families of origin characterized by:
    • A. 

      Abnormally high levels of cohesiveness

    • B. 

      High degree of independence

    • C. 

      Over-expression of emotions

    • D. 

      Conflict

  • 12. 
    Which of the following tends to be the strongest predictor of drug use among young people?
    • A. 

      Early school failure

    • B. 

      Parental drug use

    • C. 

      Friends who use drugs

    • D. 

      A family history of alcoholism

  • 13. 
    Alcoholic family systems tend to be characterized by all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Rigidly defined family roles

    • B. 

      Inconsistency

    • C. 

      Arbitrariness

    • D. 

      Overt and/or covert chaos

  • 14. 
    The oldest child in an alcoholic family system is typically:
    • A. 

      The mascot

    • B. 

      The family hero

    • C. 

      The family scapegoat

    • D. 

      The lost child

  • 15. 
    With regards to boundaries, which of the following tends to be true of alcoholic families:
    • A. 

      Boundaries tend to be very rigid

    • B. 

      Boundaries tend to be overly flexible and unpredictable

    • C. 

      Boundaries tend to fluctuate unpredictably between rigidity and flexibility

    • D. 

      None of the above