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If You Can Pass This Drug Quiz We'll Only Be A Little Suspicious

Do you know your crack from your smack?

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  1. 1. True or false: Purified cocaine was an ingredient in the early formulations of Coca-Cola.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In the early 1900s, purified cocaine was the main ingredient in a ton of medicinal tonics and elixirs — and yep, was even an ingredient in early recipes of Coke. But then research showed that cocaine was actually a highly addictive substance, so yeah, no more coke in your Coca-Cola.

  2. 2. Which of these is actually a picture of weed?

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    Via Pedro Pardo / Getty Images
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    Via BWFolsom / Getty Images
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The others are just some ~delicious herbs~.

  3. 3. How long does it take MDMA to reach the brain?

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    2 minutes
    15 minutes
    About 1 hour
    It doesn’t go to the brain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Once the pill is swallowed, it takes about 15 minutes for MDMA to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain. It produces its effects by increasing the activity of neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers of brain cells) including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

  4. 4. “Speedball” most commonly refers to the combination of what two drugs?

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    Cocaine and meth
    Ecstasy and heroin
    Cocaine and heroin
    Ecstasy and meth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Because cocaine acts as a stimulant and heroin acts as a depressant, combining them is meant to reduce the negative effects of each — such as anxiety, hypertension, palpitations, and other common side effects of stimulants and the sedation and drowsiness from depressants. The dangerous combination is known as a “speedball.”

  5. 5. What is the main psychoactive chemical in weed?

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    D-lysergic acid diethylamide
    Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol
    4-phosphoryloxy-N
    3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The main psychoactive — aka mind-altering — chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It’s found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the cannabis plant.

  6. 6. Which of the following is not an opioid drug?

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    Vicodin
    Oxycodone
    Codeine
    Valium
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Valium — a sedative used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures — is a benzodiazepine, not an opioid.

  7. 7. What is psilocybin more commonly known as?

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    Magic mushrooms
    Peyote
    Salvia
    PCP
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Psilocybin = a psychedelic compound better known as ~magic mushrooms~, shrooms, boomers, etc. It’s extracted from certain types of mushrooms that can be dried or fresh and eaten raw, mixed with food, or brewed into a tea for hallucinatory effects.

  8. 8. Which of the following ways CAN’T cocaine be administered?

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    Orally
    Intranasally
    Intravenously
    Inhalation
    Actually, cocaine can be administered all these ways
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Users can administer cocaine by rubbing the drug on their gums (orally), snorting it through their nose (intranasally), dissolving it in water and injecting it (intravenously), and inhaling its vapor into the lungs (inhalation).

  9. 9. True or false: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the US?

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. And btw, "illicit drug use" is defined by the US Department of Health and Human Services as the abuse of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription medications or household substances.

  10. 10. Which of the following about MDMA is false?

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    It lowers your body temperature
    Research has been done on its potential effectiveness in treating post-traumatic stress disorder
    It has both stimulant and psychedelic properties
    It’s not uncommon for MDMA pills to contain additives such as cocaine and methamphetamine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    MDMA actually raises your body temperature.

  11. 11. Which of the following is not a street name for cocaine?

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    Blow
    Smack
    Crack
    Snow
    Bump
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Smack is a street name for heroin, not cocaine.

  12. 12. Which of the following is one example of a difference between meth and cocaine?

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    Methamphetamine is an opiate, cocaine is a stimulant
    Methamphetamine is man-made, whereas cocaine is plant-derived
    Methamphetamine is smoked, whereas cocaine can be administered multiple ways
    Methamphetamine produces a shorter high than cocaine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Meth is man-made in labs, whereas cocaine is extracted from coca leaves.

  13. 13. True or false: Salvia is a strain of marijuana.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nope, two completely different plants. Salvia is a dissociative drug that is an herb in the mint family native to southern Mexico and South America. Marijuana, on the other hand, is made from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.

  14. 14. Which drug is man-made and produces a high, but also can make you paranoid and produce hallucinations, and usually carries the label “not for human consumption"?

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    Anabolic steroids
    Bath salts
    Salvia
    Crystal meth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Bath salts" is the commonly used term for synthetic (man-made) cathinones, an amphetamine-like stimulant. They belong in a group of drugs that experts refer to as "new psychoactive substances."

  15. 15. According to the DSM-V, which of the following is not on the checklist of possible symptoms for a substance use disorder?

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    Needing larger amounts of the substance to get intoxicated or high
    Often using the substance in unsafe settings
    Giving up or cutting back on social, work, or leisure activities because of the substance use
    Physical changes, such as weight loss, skin discoloration, etc., are evident as a result of drug use
    Spending a great deal of time trying to get the substance, use the substance, or recover from its effects
    Constant desire or failed attempts to cut down or control substance use
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The symptoms of a substance use disorder are grouped into four categories by the effects of substance use: impaired control, social problems, risky use, and drug effects. All of the above are symptoms that fall into one of those four categories except for physical changes.

If You Can Pass This Drug Quiz We'll Only Be A Little Suspicious

So, you don't know a ton about drugs — but hey, that's not necessarily a bad thing! But if you're bummed, by all means, do some research.

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All information sourced from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the American Psychiatric Association.

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