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Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs - Updated

1. Which of the following, derived from a rye fungus, is one of the most potent mood- and perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs?

A. Mescaline

B. D-lysergic acid diethylamide

C. Psilocybin

D. Dimethyltryptamine


2. The primary psychoactive ingredient in ayahuasca is:

A. Mescaline

B. D-lysergic acid diethylamide

C. Psilocybin

D. Dimethyltryptamine


3. Which of the following has amnesia-inducing properties and is sometimes added to drinks to facilitate sexual assault?

A. Ketamine

B. Phencyclidine

C. Dextromethorphan

D. Salvia divinorum


4. The most common source of abused Dextromethorphan is:

A. Animal anesthetic diverted from veterinary offices

B. Extra-strength cough syrup

C. An Amazonian plant

D. A spineless cactus


5. Because DMT is a schedule I drug, plants containing DMT are also scheduled, making ayahuasca illegal in the United States.

A. True

B. False


6. Anecdotal reports and small studies have suggested that ayahuasca may be a potential treatment for:

A. Depression

B. Anxiety

C. Substance use disorders

D. Psychosis


7. Classic hallucinogens are thought to produce their perception-altering effects by acting on neural circuits in the brain that use the neurotransmitter:

A. Dopamine

B. Glutamate

C. Norepinephrine

D. Serotonin


8. Some of the most prominent effects of hallucinogens occur in the prefrontal cortex, an area involved in mood, cognition, and perception.

A. True

B. False


9. Use of hallucinogenic drugs produce tolerance to which of the following?

A. Marijuana

B. Amphetamines

C. Psilocybin

D. PCP


10. Tolerance for hallucinogenic drugs is short-lived - it is lost if the user stops taking the drugs for several days - and physical withdrawal symptoms are not typically experienced when chronic use is stopped.

A. True

B. False


11. Which of the following hallucinogens does not appear to induce tolerance?

A. Mescaline

B. D-lysergic acid diethylamide

C. Psilocybin

D. Dimethyltryptamine


12. While classified as a dissociative drug, salvia causes its effects by activating the same kappa opioid receptors on nerve cells that are activated by heroin and morphine.

A. True

B. False


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