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1.     All-night, "underground" dance parties are called "____________________________."
2.     What are "designer drugs"?
     They are drugs that have been made in an "underground" laboratory by a criminal.
3.     Many designer drugs have been adulterated with substances such as ____________________________ and __________________________________.
     rat poison/ battery acid
4.     Prior to 1988, how were illegal drugs defined?
     They were defined by their chemical composition.
5.     How have drugs been classified since 1988?
     Drugs are now classified by the effects that they produce.
6.     Designer drugs are often up to several hundred times stronger than the drugs that they mimic. True or false?
7.     "Ecstasy" is derived from ______________________________ and ___________________________.
     methamphetamine/ amphetamine
8.     What does Ecstasy stimulate?
     the central nervous system
9.     What is often seen on Ecstasy pills?
     imprinted pictures or logos
10.     Users claim that Ecstasy creates what kind of environment?
     an environment of love and acceptance
11.     Users say that Ecstasy breaks down ________________________________.
     social barriers
12.     What key brain chemical is rapidly depleted by Ecstasy?
13.     Ecstasy causes the degeneration of neurons that contain the neurotransmitter, ____________________.
14.     2C-B is a(n)______________________________________________________________drug.
     Schedule 1 psychedelic/enactogenic
15.     When was 2C-B first synthesized?
     in 1974
16.     Describe the behavior of people who are "high" on 2C-B.
     They're euphoric, talkative, and disinhibited.
17.     What is supposedly intensified by 2C-B?
     the senses of taste, touch, and sight
18.     What is "synesthesia"?
     A phenomenon that makes a drug user experience visual hallucinations that are tied to music.
19.     A "bad trip" on 2C-B is characterized by what?
     fear, panic, or the inability to speak
20.     Psilocybin mushrooms are very __________________________-tasting.
21.     The body breaks down the psilocybin into ____________________________, which is thought to produce ______________________________________________.
     psilocyn/ the mushroom's mind-altering effects
22.     Mushroom-users feel detached from ________________________________________.
     their own bodies
23.     Mushroom-users claim to "hear"_____________________________.
24.     Mushroom-users have an enormous amount of nervous energy. True or false?
     false/ They generally have no desire to move about.
25.     Large doses of mushrooms produce what effects?
     hallucinations, panic, psychosis
26.     Many varieties of mushrooms are ______________________________.
27.     "Rohypnol" is the brand name for what drug?
28.     Rohypnol belongs to what class of drugs?
     It belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs
29.     Rohypnol's sedative effects are 7 to 10 times stronger than the sedative effects of _________________.
30.     Rohypnol is legally distributed in quite a few countries. True or false?
31.     Rohypnol is odorless and tasteless. True or false?
32.     Why is Rohypnol sometimes called "the date rape drug"?
     When women's drinks are "doctored" with this drug, they become defenseless and vulnerable to sexual assault.
33.     Rohypnol pills have distinctive _____________________________________________.
     manufacturer's markings
34.     What happens when alcohol and Rohypnol are combined?
     Each substance increases the toxicity of the other.
35.     For how long may chronic users of Rohypnol experience withdrawal seizures?
     for up to two weeks
36.     How is GHB usually distributed?
     It's usually distributed as a thick, odorless, clear, blue, or red liquid. It is usually sold in small bottles.
37.     What does GHB depress?
     the central nervous system
38.     How is GHB classified?
     It's classified as a sedative/hypnotic.
39.     At low doses, the effects of GHB are similar to the effects of what other drug?
40.     "Supplements" containing drugs similar to GHB are sold where?
     on the Internet
41.     What damage can be done by the toxic chemicals that are used in the making of GHB?
     They can burn the esophagus, throat, and mouth.
42.     Death can be caused by even a small dose of GHB. True or false?
43.     An overdose of GHB will always result in __________________________________.
     a coma
44.     Why is it easy to overdose on GHB?
     There is no way of knowing what a safe dose is. Also, because it takes a while for the effects of GHB to manifest themselves, users often get impatient and take a second dose.
45.     "Ketamine" is a(n) _____________________________________ that's used in _____________________________ medicine.
     dissociative anesthetic/ veterinary
46.     What kind of feeling does a low dose of Ketamine create?
     a mild, "floaty," dreamy feeling
47.     When a person is on Ketamine, his or her extremities feel _________________________.
48.     The profound hallucinations and visual distortions caused by Ketamine are known as "___________________________________."
49.     What is a "K-Hole"?
     a near-death, out-of-body experience
50.     What is "Fry"?
     "Fry" is PCP, or phencyclidine.
51.     When was the legitimate medical use of PCP discontinued?
     in 1965
52.     Embalming fluid and PCP are the same thing. True or false?
53.     In some people, the effects of PCP mimic the primary symptoms of what disorder?
54.     PCP is associated with _______________________, even in normally passive people.
55.     Mixing uppers with ______________________ or downers with __________________________ is a very risky practice.
     uppers/ downers
56.     Mixing GHB with alcohol can quickly achieve what result?
57.     How do people often use PCP unwittingly?
     It's frequently added to other drugs and the user won't know this in advance.
58.     What help must a comatose victim of GHB receive immediately?
     He or she must quickly be put on life support.
59.     What precaution should always be taken by female party-goers?
     They should never allow their drinks to be out of their sight. If they do lose sight of a drink, that drink should be replaced. Also, they should accept only closed-container drinks and they should never drink from a punch bowl.
60.     If a female thinks that someone has drugged her in order to take advantage of her, what should she do?
     She should get a urinalysis immediately, in order to determine if a drug is in her system.
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