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Opiate Abuse and Addiction
"As a pharmacist, I was surprised to find so few quizzes on addiction and drug abuse. Opiate analgesics are the most common prescription drugs of abuse. Note:When I have used the brand name for a drug, the generic name is in parentheses."
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Opiate analgesics (pain-relievers) are some of the most commonly prescribed medications. Which of these is NOT an appropriate reason for taking opiates?
Abdominal pain with a high fever
Pain from an abscessed tooth
Post-op pain occurring after knee surgery
Pain from a broken bone
Which of the following is NOT classified as an opiate analgesic?
Tylenol #3 (generic name codeine/ acetaminophen)
Vicodin (generic name hydrocodone)
Motrin (generic name ibuprofen)
Oxycontin (generic name oxycodone)
Which of these is considered the strongest or most potent of the following opiates?
Many commonly prescribed pain pills are actually a combination of an opiate and Tylenol(acetaminophen). Abusing any medication containing acetaminophen can be particularly damaging to which part of the body?
Many opiate drugs are derived from which of the following?
Signs of opiate abuse include all but which of the following?
Isolation from others
All these are common signs of abuse
Involvement on the wrong side of the law
Deterioration of family relationships
Which of these is NOT a common symptom of withdrawal following opiate addiction?
Alopecia (hair loss)
Which of the following is the best program of treatment for someone addicted to opiates?
Behavioral therapy including counseling
Inpatient care at a treatment center for drug abuse
Prescribed medications for withdrawal and mood swings
Treatment that is customized for the individual
Which of these powerful opiates was commonly available without a prescription in the 19th century, leading to many "housewife addicts?"
Dr. Buckley's Poppyseed Elixir
Which one of the following was developed to cure people of morphine addiction?
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