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What is your drug IQ? Take this National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge

Editor’s note: Today marks the end of the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Jan. 22-28). So the regular Salisbury Post local news quiz takes a week’s vacation. In its place is a 12-question 2018 National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge to test what you know or don’t know about substance abuse. For more information about drugs and drug abuse, visit www.drugabuse.gov or call 1-877-643-2644.

1. The term “dabbing” refers to smoking extracts from what drug?

A. Marijuana
B. K2/Spice
C. Cocaine
D. Methamphetamine

2. What drug has been shown to promote the spread of HIV?

A. Adderall
B. Marijuana
C. Cocaine
D. Aspirin

3. Which of these is a symptom of alcohol overdose?

A. Irregular breathing
B. Confusion
C. Vomiting
D. All of the above

4. Most e-cigarettes contain four components. Name the one they do not have.

A. A cartridge or reservoir, which holds a liquid solution
B. A heating element (atomizer)
C. A power source (like a battery)
D. A mouthpiece
E. A mouth shield that protects your lungs from possible harm

5. There have been lots of news reports lately about people overdosing on prescription pain relievers, known as opioids. How many people died in the United States in 2015 from pain reliever overdoses?

A. 2,458
B. 11,702
C. 22,598
D. 104,096

6. The brain is particularly vulnerable to damage from alcohol while it is still developing. Until about what age does the brain continue to develop?

A. Until around age 18
B. Well into the 20s
C. Around age 35
D. Until around age 1

7. Some synthetic drugs are illegally made in laboratories. Check all the drugs below that are synthetics.

A. K2/Spice
B. Bath salts
C. Fentanyl
D. MDMA (Molly or Ecstasy)
E. All of the above

8. True or false: Most high school seniors have tried marijuana.

A. True
B. False

9. How does alcohol affect the teenage brain in the short term? Choose all the answers that are correct.

A. It compromises decision-making and the ability to recognize danger
B. It acts to increase attention and focus
C. It improves memory
D. It improves vision when consumed in small amounts

10. About how many people age 16 and older say they have driven after taking illicit drugs?

A. 40,000
B. 1.9 million
C. 4 million
D. 12 million

11. Prescription stimulants, like the ones used to treat ADHD, act on what kind of chemicals in the brain?

A. Hydrogen and nitrogen
B. Phosphorous
C. Norepinephrine and dopamine
D. Calcium

12. NIDA scientists are coordinating a large study with more than 10,000 young people to find out how things like drugs, social experiences, sports injuries, accidents and other factors affect the brain. It is called the ABCD Study. ABCD stands for what?

A. Analysis of Basic Childhood Discipline
B. A big Childhood Data Grab
C. Assessment of Behavior, Children and Drugs
D. Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development





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2. C.
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