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Drugs of Abuse

Controlled Substances Act

1. The Controlled Substances Act places all substances which are in some manner regulated under existing federal law into one of ___ schedules

A. Two

B. Three

C. Four

D. Five

2. The placement of a substance on a particular schedule is based on three characteristics. Which is NOT one of these characteristics?

A. The substance’s medical use

B. The substance’s potential for abuse

C. The substance’s negative effects on the user

D. The substance’s safety or dependence liability

3. Only substances that have potential for abuse can be controlled.

A. True

B. False

4. Records for Schedule I and II drugs must be kept separate from all other records maintained by the registrant.

A. True

B. False

5. Which of the following statements regarding ordering and distribution of controlled substances is/are accurate?

A. Records must be maintained for distribution of a controlled substance from one manufacturer to another, from manufacturer to distributor, and from distributor to dispenser.

B. For Schedule I and II drugs a supplier must have a special order form from the customer. This form is issued by DEA only to persons who are properly registered to handle Schedule I and II controlled substances.

C. For drugs in Schedules III, IV, and V, no order form is necessary.

D. All of the above

E. A and C above

6. Schedule I drugs are those that

A. Have no currently accepted medical use in the United States

B. May be used in the United States only in research situations

C. Are generally supplied by only a limited number of firms to properly registered and qualified researchers

D. All of the above

E. A and B above

7. Which of the following statements is/are true for Schedule II drugs?

A. Prescription orders must be written and signed by the practitioner

B. It is acceptable for Schedule II drug prescriptions to be telephoned into a pharmacy

C. Schedule II drug may be refilled one time

D. All of the above

E. B and C above

8. The Ryan Haight Act make it illegal under federal law to deliver, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance by means of the Internet unless the online pharmacy holds a special permit to do so from the NIH.

A. True

B. False

9. Federal laws regarding production, distribution, sale and use of controlled substances provide penalties for both the seller and the user of illegal drugs.

A. True

B. False

10. The "Personal Use" section of the 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act allows the government to punish a minor drug offender, gives the drug offender the opportunity to fully redeem himself or herself, and have all public record of the proceeding destroyed.

A. True

B. False

U.S Chemical Control

11. CDTA, DCDCA, MCA, MAPA, and CMEA are acronyms for a series of federal laws intended to prevent the diversion of chemicals found in legal products to produce illegal substances.

A. True

B. False

Introduction to Drug Classes

12. The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) regulates five classes of drugs. Which is NOT one of the five classes?

A. Narcotics

B. Depressants

C. Cocaine

D. Stimulants

E. Hallucinogens

13. According to this paper, all controlled substances are abused to alter mood, thought, and feeling through their actions on the central nervous system except anabolic steroids.

A. True

B. False

14. According to this paper, drug abuse is defined as a drug being "used in a manner or amount inconsistent with the medical or social patterns of a culture."

A. True

B. False

15. According to this paper, all use of controlled substances is considered drug abuse.

A. True

B. False

16. According to this paper, addiction is defined as

A. Physical dependence on a drug

B. Physical and psychological dependence on a drug

C. Compulsive drug-seeking behavior where acquiring and using a drug becomes the most important activity in the user’s life

17. The effects produced by any drug can vary significantly depending on: 

A. The dose used

B. How it is administered

C. Whether multiple drugs are used together

D. All of the above

E. A and B above

18. The Controlled Substances Act covers all substances that are abused.

A. True

B. False


19. The term “narcotic” refers specifically to opium, opium derivatives, and their semi-synthetic substitutes.

A. True

B. False

20. Which of the following is not one of the drugs in the opioids group?

A. Heroin

B. Morphine

C. Oxycodone

D. Methamphetamine

E. Methadone

21. Heroin is processed from the naturally occurring substance morphine which is extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants.

A. True

B. False

22. One of the contributors to overdose deaths with heroin is that users typically do not know the true strength or content of the drug.

A. True

B. False

23. Methadone is a Schedule II narcotic that can be legally used under a doctor's supervision.

A. True

B. False

24. Which of the following is NOT one of Morphine's effects on the body?

A. Relief from physical pain

B. Decrease in hunger

C. Increase in vivid dreaming

D. Inhibition of the cough reflex

25. Opium comes from a species of poppy plant that humans have been cultivating since as early as 5,000 BC.

A. True

B. False

26. All opium used for pharmaceutical purposes in the US comes from:

A. Asia

B. Latin America

C. Regulated US growers

D. Legitimate sources in regulated countries

27. Oxycodone is sold legally as:

A. OxyContin®

B. Percodan® (with aspirin)

C. Roxicet® (with acetaminophen)

D. All of the above

E. A and B above


28. Therapeutic levels of the class of drugs known as stimulants can produce:

A. Exhilaration

B. Extended wakefulness

C. Loss of appetite

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

29. Like most drugs in the stimulants class, cocaine has a legitimate though limited medical use.

A. True

B. False

30. Methamphetamine is not sold legally in the US.

A. True

B. False


31. Depressants are a class of drugs that slow the body down. They include:

A. Barbiturates

B. Benzodiazepines

C. Flunitrazepam

D. All of the above

E. A andB above

32. Benzodiazepines are abused by:

A. People who get prescriptions from multiple doctors

B. Adolescents who take them from medicine cabinets

C. Heroine and cocaine users

D. All of the above

E. A and B above

33. Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol®) has never been approved in the US for medical use.

A. True

B. False


34. Which of the following drugs in the class hallucinogens is NOT a CSA Schedule I substance?


B. MDMA (ecstasy)

C. Ketamine

D. Peyote/mescaline

35. One common name for the drug MDMA is "ecstasy", much of the ecstasy sold is cut (combined) with other drugs. This makes taking ecstasy:

A. Safer

B. Stronger

C. More dangerous

36. Mescaline can be produced synthetically or extracted from which plant?

A. Papaver somniferum

B. Cannabis sativa

C. Peyote

37. People hunting little brown mushrooms may be looking for the drug psilocybin.

A. True

B. False


38. Marijuana contains over 480 constituents. Which one is believed to be the main ingredient that produces the psychoactive effect?




39. Which CSA Schedule is marijuana on?

A. Schedule IV

B. Schedule III

C. Schedule II

D. Schedule I


40. Inhalants are often the first drugs that children try.

A. True

B. False

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