Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

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Substance Abuse Quizzes & Trivia

This is a fill in the blank, multiple choice, and one essay quiz based on the information that was given during my presentation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose which one is not a medical problem among substance abuse in older adults:a) Chronic painb) Insomniac) Sensory deficitsd) Social statuse) none of the above
    • A. 

      Chronic pain

    • B. 

      Insomnia

    • C. 

      Sensory deficits

    • D. 

      Social status

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Adults age 65 and older consume more ____________ and ____-____-________ medications than any other age group in the United States.
  • 3. 
    This drug is prescribed to older adults more than any other age group:
    • A. 

      Sleeping pills

    • B. 

      Opiates

    • C. 

      Benzodiazepines

    • D. 

      Amphetamines

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    It is estimated that the number of people addicted to drug would double to _______ by the end of ______.
  • 5. 
    What percentage of elderly people represent the number of prescription drug abusers?
    • A. 

      13%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      45%

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a factor leading to elderly drug addiction?
    • A. 

      Aging

    • B. 

      Chronic pain

    • C. 

      Loneliness

    • D. 

      Financial stress

    • E. 

      Anxiety

  • 7. 
    Approximately ____ of all elder alcoholics started abusing alcohol much earlier in life. Early-onset alcoholics are more likely to have a family history of __________ and display increased antisocial behavior
  • 8. 
    Describe what the sad fact is about the elderly and alcoholism/substance abuse: