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Exam & Evaluation (Care of the Teenager using Street Drugs)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 It is relatively easy to know whether or not a teenager is using recreational drugs.
True     False
2 About half of adolescents smoke marijuana regularly.
True     False
3 Trustworthiness and co-operation are valued qualities among teenage drug users.
True     False
4 Nurses in medical clinics are unlikely to encounter situations requiring knowledge about street drugs.
True     False
5 Use of street drugs might be considered an attempt by youth to self-medicate themselves for emotional stress.
True     False
6 Teens report that their top problem is parents.
True     False
7 Use of a particular street drug usually decreases as the public becomes aware of its risk of harm.
True     False
8 Teens form their attitude toward drugs by age 13.
True     False
9 More teens have tried cigarettes than alcohol.
True     False
10 Methamphetamine use is associated with violence, crime and deterioration of health.
True     False
11 The Internet is the most significant source of drug information for youth.
True     False
12 Teens using specific street drugs to achieve some desirable internal state often ignore the damaging side effects of those drugs because they develop a psycho-emotional dependency.
True     False
13 Adolescents may express rage if they are not allowed to express themselves.
True     False
14 Living independently, away from one’s family, is usually achieved by age 20.
True     False
15 It is likely that teen drug users know more about the pharmacology of street drugs than the nurses they see in an emergency.
True     False
16 All people who smoke marijuana feel some degree of paranoia.
True     False
17 Schizophrenia can be caused by experimentation with street drugs.
True     False
18 Marijuana smokers are highly unlikely to overdose although anxiety reactions are common.
True     False
19 Purity of MDMA is a concern among young people attending clubs where drugs are available.
True     False
20 Parents today are more relaxed about illicit drug use and therefore comfortable in discussing the subject with their children.
True     False
21 Parents sometimes erroneously blame all their teenagers’ developmental problems on using street drugs.
True     False
22 Teens under 18 years of age can usually get treatment for drug addiction without parental consent.
True     False
23 A drug-intoxicated patient cannot be lawfully restrained from leaving the emergency room
True     False
24 Treatment is the most cost-effective solution for drug addiction, compared to prevention and incarceration.
True     False
25 According to the Vaults of Erowid site you were directed to, there are recent reports of a contaminant to heroin. This contaminant is causing leukoencephalopathy. Choose possible symptoms of this disease from the choices below. (Be sure to click ALL that apply.)
  progressive bradykinesia
  normal walking gait
  ataxia
  slurred speech
  smooth muscle coordination
26 According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, what is the meaning of the term "speedballing"?
  the simultaneous use of a stimulant and depressant depressant
  to shoot up or smoke a mixture of cocaine and heroin
  to use ecstasy with ketamine mixed with ketamine;
  all of the above
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