INSTRUCTIONS Teen issues, part two: Trends in alcohol and substance use
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Teen issues, part two: Trends in alcohol and substance use
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on a variety of potentially toxic substances abused by teenagers. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Recognize substances abused by teenagers and their prevalence. 2. Identify the routes of substance ingestion among teenagers and the potential adverse reactions from this use.
- The most widely used substance among America's youth is
- Which statement about alcohol abuse by teenagers is accurate?
- Young people consume up to 60% of their alcohol by binge drinking.
- About one-half of teenagers have had at least one drink by age 13.
- Individuals ages 12 to 20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed.
- Binge drinking is defined as drinking at least how many drinks on one occasion within a short amount of time?
- Compared with drinking alcohol, what's a potential effect of “vaping” alcohol?
- Much more alcohol is required to achieve the same effects.
- Feelings of euphoria and sedation are reached more slowly.
- The risk of alcohol poisoning and overdose is much greater.
- Compared with beer's average alcohol content of 5%, in the alcohol-caffeine combination drinks that have been remarketed with the caffeine removed, the average alcohol content is a total of approximately
- One of the products used for huffing that has the highest fatality rate is
- air fresheners.
- The most common age of inhalant use is
- 10 years.
- 12 years.
- 14 years.
- As noted in the article, effects that occur within minutes of inhalant use include
- loss of sensation.
- Signs that a teen may be huffing include
- a rash around the nose or mouth.
- vision changes.
- As noted in the article, a recent trend to produce an energy rush and an endorphin boost of euphoria is snorting
- cocoa powder.
- The most commonly used tobacco product among American middle- and high-school students is
- chew, snuff, or dip.
- cigarettes or cigars.
- Symptoms of nicotine overdose include
- abdominal pain and cramping.
- a decline in academic performance.
- weight loss.
- High doses of cough medicine can cause
- heart failure.
- decreased inhibition.
- As noted in the article, when taken in high doses, loperamide can cause
- musculoskeletal problems.
- kidney problems.
- pulmonary problems.
- The author reports that the prescription drugs most commonly misused by teenagers include
- Compared with an average cup of coffee, energy drinks can contain about how much more caffeine?
- two to three times more
- four to five times more
- six to eight times more
- Mental and physical health problems that may be caused by using synthetic cannabinoids include
- uncoordinated movements.
- violent behavior.
- flushed face and diuresis.
- As noted in the article, what spice causes hallucinations and euphoria when taken in large doses?
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