Nurses And Substance Abuse

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 144

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Substance Abuse Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge about substance abuse among nursing professionals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 2008, what was the number of adult illegal drug users in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      6.1 Million

    • B. 

      17.8 Million

    • C. 

      11.5 Million

    • D. 

      3.0 Million

  • 2. 
    The nature of the nursing profession causes increased addiction among nurses leading to a higher prevalence rate than the general population. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the estimated percentage of nurses who have a substance abuse problem in the United States?
    • A. 

      40-50%

    • B. 

      25-32%

    • C. 

      14-20%

    • D. 

      3-5%

  • 4. 
    The number one risk factor contributing to nurse addictions is their easy access to prescription drugs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Male nurses tend to have a more virulent course of addiction. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    List the four workplace risk factors that may lead to nurse addiction.
  • 7. 
    What are potential behavioral signs that a nurse is using a controlled substance (list all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Happier more than usual

    • B. 

      Drowsiness at work

    • C. 

      Poor hygiene

    • D. 

      Isolation

  • 8. 
    What are possible physical signs of substance abuse (list all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Excessive sweating

    • B. 

      Slurred speech

    • C. 

      Excessive laughing

    • D. 

      Frequent hangovers

  • 9. 
    Younger nurses are most at risk for drug abuse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The primary focus to reduce the risk of substance abuse among nurses should be
    • A. 

      Ignore the issue

    • B. 

      Provide education on risk factors and symptoms

    • C. 

      Report all suspected nurses

    • D. 

      Prevent all nurses from accessing narcotics

  • 11. 
    Substance abuse awareness and the repercussions does not apply to student nurses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False