Substance Use, Abuse And Dependence

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Substance Abuse Quizzes & Trivia

In the world today, many people have been hooked to use of drugs to a very bad extent. Children as young as 14years old are addicts. Gauge your knowledge on substance abuse and dependence below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the most widely used illicit drug in the country? 
    • A. 

      Heroin

    • B. 

      Methamphetamines

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Vicodin

    • E. 

      Marijuana

  • 2. 
    Over _________ of America's teenagers have tried an illicit drug by the time they finish high school. 
    • A. 

      76%

    • B. 

      98%

    • C. 

      24%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 3. 
    ___________ is among the most commonly abused drugs based on an annual abuse of 9.5 percent among 12th graders in 2005. 
    • A. 

      Heroin

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Marijuana

    • E. 

      Vicodin

  • 4. 
    The substance-related disorders are divided into two group, ___________ and ___________.
    • A. 

      Substance-use disorders; substance-infused disorders

    • B. 

      Substance-use disorders; substance-dependence disorders

    • C. 

      Substance-use disorders; substance-independence

    • D. 

      Substance-use disorders; substance-induced disorders

  • 5. 
    Withdrawal falls under what type of substance-related disorder group?
    • A. 

      Substance-related disorder

    • B. 

      Substance-use disorder

    • C. 

      Substance-induced disorder

    • D. 

      Substance-abuse-disorder

  • 6. 
    Substance abuse falls under what substance-related disorder group?
    • A. 

      Substance-related

    • B. 

      Substance-intoxication

    • C. 

      Substance-use

    • D. 

      Substance-induced

  • 7. 
    Which of the following substance-related disorders does not fall under the substance-induced group?
    • A. 

      Sleep disorder

    • B. 

      Anxiety disorder

    • C. 

      Delirium

    • D. 

      Substance dependence

    • E. 

      Mood disorder

  • 8. 
    Which of the following criteria for SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE if manifested, will not lead to significant impairment or distress? (*hint: which of the following would not be part of the "three or more" patterns in a 12 month period to diagnose someone with a substance dependence disorder) 
    • A. 

      Tolerance

    • B. 

      Withdrawal

    • C. 

      Substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended

    • D. 

      Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are not given up or reduced because of substance abuse

    • E. 

      The substance use is continued despite knowledge of having persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance.

  • 9. 
    A patient presents with the following patterns: (1) a great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance, use the substance, or recover from its effects; (2) persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control substance abuse; (3) a need for markedly increased amounts of the substance to achieve desired effects. What type of substance-related disorder do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Intoxication

    • B. 

      Sexual dysfunction

    • C. 

      Substance abuse

    • D. 

      Substance dependence

    • E. 

      Psychotic disorder

  • 10. 
    A patient presents with the following patterns in a 12-month period: (1) important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of the substance use; (2) the same (or a closely related) substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms; (3) markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance (tolerance). What type of substance-related disorder do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Substance abuse

    • B. 

      Substance dependence

    • C. 

      Delirium

    • D. 

      Substance independence

    • E. 

      Persisting amnestic disorder

  • 11. 
    A patient presents with the following patterns in a 12-month period: (1) recurrent substance use in situations in which it is physically hazardous; (2) recurrent substance use resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at school, work, or home. What type of substance-related disorder do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Substance abuse

    • B. 

      Substance dependence

    • C. 

      Substance interdependence

    • D. 

      Mood disorder

    • E. 

      Substance induced

  • 12. 
    A patient presents with the following patterns in a 12-month period: (1) recurrent substance-related legal problems; (2) continued substance use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of the substance. What type of substance-related disorder do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Substance dependence

    • B. 

      Substance intoxication

    • C. 

      Substance abuse

    • D. 

      Delirium

    • E. 

      Substance-induced

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT a criteria for substance intoxication?
    • A. 

      Symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder

    • B. 

      The development of a reversible substance-specific syndrome due to recent ingestion of a substance

    • C. 

      The substance specific syndrome causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

    • D. 

      Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes that are due to the effect of the substance on the central nervous system

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a criteria for substance withdrawal? 
    • A. 

      Symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder

    • B. 

      The development of a reversible substance-specific syndrome due to recent ingestion of a substance

    • C. 

      The substance specific syndrome causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

    • D. 

      The development of a substance-specific syndrome due to the cessation of (or reduction in) substance use that has been heavy and prolonged.

  • 15. 
    If a patient is under the influence of sedatives or opioids what may you find during the ocular exam?
    • A. 

      Mydriasis

    • B. 

      Miosis

    • C. 

      Nystagmus

    • D. 

      Amblyopia

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 16. 
    If a patient is under the influence of ETOH what may you find during the ocular exam?
    • A. 

      Mydriasis

    • B. 

      Miosis

    • C. 

      Nystagmus

    • D. 

      Amblyopia

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 17. 
    If a patient is under the influence of cocaine, TCA's, or stimulants what may you find during the ocular exam?
    • A. 

      Mydriasis

    • B. 

      Miosis

    • C. 

      Nystagmus

    • D. 

      Amblyopia

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 18. 
    If a patient is under the influence of PCP or phenytoin what may you find during the ocular exam?
    • A. 

      Mydriasis

    • B. 

      Miosis

    • C. 

      Nystagmus

    • D. 

      Amblyopia

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 19. 
    Which of the following combinations is found in a "coma cocktail"?
    • A. 

      Thiamine, atropine, naloxone

    • B. 

      Thiamine, atropine, timolol

    • C. 

      Niacin, dextrose, naloxone

    • D. 

      Thiamine, dextrose, naloxone

  • 20. 
    What is something you should always be thinking of during the PHYSICAL EXAM in an intoxicated patient?
    • A. 

      Urine output

    • B. 

      Toxidromes

    • C. 

      Current medications

    • D. 

      Phlebitis

    • E. 

      Mental illness

  • 21. 
    True or False? If an intoxicated patient presents to the ER intubated and has a need for continuous infusion of naloxone, this is considered a proper indication for ICU admission. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT an indication for admission into the ICU for an intoxicated patient?
    • A. 

      Systolic BP < 100 mmHg

    • B. 

      Need for dialysis

    • C. 

      Severely high temperature

    • D. 

      Body packers

    • E. 

      Digoxin overdose

  • 23. 
    True of False? If an intoxicated patient has severe metabolic alkalosis they can be admitted the ICU.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT an indication for admission into the ICU for an intoxicated patient?
    • A. 

      TCA overdose

    • B. 

      Glasgow coma scale < 20

    • C. 

      Intubated

    • D. 

      Unresponsive

    • E. 

      None of the above