TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Drug and Alcohol IQ Challenge THE TERM DABBING REFERS TO SMOKING EXTRACTS FROM WHAT DRUG? A. Marijuana B. K2/Spice C. Cocaine D. Methamphetamine A

Smoking THC-rich resins extracted from the marijuana plant is called dabbing. These extracts come in various forms and consistencies, such as oils, gooey liquids, waxes, and soft or hard solids. These extracts can deliver large amounts of THC to the body, and their use has sent people to the emergency room. Preparing these extracts is also dangerous because it usually involves butane (lighter fluid). A number of people have caused fires and explosions and have been seriously burned from using butane to make extracts at home. To learn more, visit https://www.drugabuse. gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana. WHICH OF THESE IS A SYMPTOM OF ALCOHOL

OVERDOSE? A. Irregular breathing B. Confusion C. Vomiting D. All of the above D. Alcohol overdose occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and temperature control, begin to shut down. Symptoms of alcohol overdose

include confusion; difficulty remaining conscious; vomiting; seizures; trouble breathing; slow heart rate; clammy skin; dulled responses, such as no gag reflex (which prevents choking); and extremely low body temperature. If you suspect someone is experiencing an alcohol overdose, get medical help immediately. Cold showers, hot coffee, or walking will not reverse the effects of alcohol overdose and could actually make things worse. Alcohol overdose can lead to permanent brain damage or death. To learn more about alcohol overdose, visit: https:// pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/ AlcoholOverdoseFactsheet/Overdosefact.htm WHAT DRUG HAS BEEN SHOWN TO PROMOTE THE SPREAD OF HIV?

A. Adderall B. Marijuana C. Cocaine D. Aspirin C Studies have shown that cocaine use speeds up HIV infection. According to research, cocaine impairs immune cell function and promotes reproduction of the virus. Research also suggests that people who are infected with HIV and use cocaine may be at increased risk for contracting hepatitis C, a virus that causes liver damage, even if they do not inject drugs. Learn more about

other health effects of cocaine here: https://www. drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/ cocaine. 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

E. E-cigarette use exposes the lungs to a variety of harmful chemicals, including those added to e-liquids and other chemicals produced during the heating/vaporizing process. A study of some e-cigarette products found the vapor contains known carcinogens and toxic chemicals, as well as potentially toxic metal nanoparticles from the device itself. Learn more about ecigarettes here: https:// www.drugabuse.gov/publications/ drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-ecigarettes. 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 B. B. Research shows that young peoples brains keep developing well into their 20s. Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting both the brains structure and its function, meaning how well it processes information. This

can cause cognitive or learning problems later in life. This is especially a risk when people start drinking young and drink heavily. Learn more about how alcohol affects the brain at https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/ publications/Underage K E E W ON B B

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