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Exam for 2013 Chemical Dependency / Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use: What Everyone Needs to Know

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Description: Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use

1. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), what percent of 12th graders used alcohol in 2012:

a. 25%
b. 58%
c. 65%
d. 69.4%

2. Adolescents view themselves as:

a. Invisible
b. Invincible
c. Indestructible
d. All of the above

3. What percentage of 12th graders reported the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons:

a. 21.2%
b. 34.5%
c. 15%
d. 29%

4. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy 4, what is the second most commonly used illicit drug among high school seniors:

a. Heroin
b. Hydrocodone
c. Synthetic Marijuana

5. In the article entitled “Affluence and the Addictions,” which following statement is NOT true:

a. Children must manage achievement pressure from successful parents
b. Failure to succeed has no influence on personal failure
c. Children are frequently isolated from parental figures in their lives
d. Children feel emotionally isolated even when parents are physically present

6. Children that lack unconditional nurturing may experience increased levels of:

a. Self-esteem
b. Family values
c. Anxiety and depression
d. Better discipline

7. In Case Study 1, Juliette posted on her Facebook account:

a. Tiffany using drugs and alcohol
b. Sexual and substance abuse comments
c. A provocative picture of herself
d. All of the above

8. After the auto accident that killed her friend, Juliette and other survivors had toxicology screens that contained:

a. Alochol
b. Marijuana
c. Cocaine and benzodiazepine
d. All of the above

9. Thirty-six hours after being dismissed from the hospital, Juliette’s posts on Facebook:

a. Contained vulgarity, drug use and sexual behavior
b. Shared grief about her dead friend
c. Are now being used in litigation against her father
d. Both A and C are correct

10. In the second case study, Andy began using alcohol and drugs at the age of:

a. 16
b. 14
c. 21
d. 18

11. It is hypothesized what percent for addiction is predicted by genetics:

a. 50%
b. 60%
c. 80%
d. Genetics has no influence on addiction

12. Most adults can predict outcomes and know they, and only they, are responsible for their well-being and behavior. This behavior defines adulthood and separates adults from adolescents and children:

a. True
b. False