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Heroin Facts

  1. Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from:

  1. Methadone

  2. Marijuana

  3. Morphine

  4. Methamphetamine



  1. Morphine is derived from which plant?

  1. Pansy

  2. Plumeria

  3. Poppy

  4. Palm



  1. What is the federal classification of heroin?

  1. Schedule II

  2. Schedule I

  3. Schedule III

  4. Schedule IV



  1. What percentage of people that are heroin users previously abused opioid prescription painkillers?

  1. 50%

  2. 60%

  3. 70%

  4. 80%



  1. Addiction is a disease of:

  1. The Liver

  2. The Brain

  3. The Whole Body

  4. The Heart



  1. It’s safe to use prescription medications when:

  1. You’ve checked out WebMD and know what you are doing

  2. You’ve taken them before for another problem

  3. They are prescribed for you by a doctor for a current problem

  4. Your mom gave them to you from her prescription



  1. An opioid is a mind-altering chemical that can come from a plant (the opium poppy) or be man-made. Which of these drugs is NOT an opioid?

  1. Vicodin

  2. Morphine

  3. Heroin

  4. Cocaine



  1. What do all drugs of abuse have in common when it comes to the brain?

  1. They disrupt a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which influences

thirst, appetite, and body temperature.

  1. They overstimulate the cerebellum, the part of the brain that helps us coordinate movements.

  2. They cause a spike in dopamine levels, which makes us feel pleasure and want to repeat the experience.

  3. They increase the grey matter in the cerebral cortex, making us more aware

and alert.

ANSWERS

  1. C - Heroin is synthesized from morphine.

  2. C - Heroin's long journey to America's streets begins with the planting of the

seed of an opium poppy.

  1. B - Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no

currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I

drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with

potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of

Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana

(cannabis), and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy)


  1. D - Federal data from 2011 finds that nearly 80 percent of people who had used

heroin in the past year had also previously abused prescription painkillers

classified as opioids.



  1. B - Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease because drugs

alter the brain in a way that can lead to compulsive drug seeking and use,

despite harmful consequences.



  1. C - No matter how well-intentioned friends and family may be, ONLY A

PHYSICIAN IS QUALIFIED to prescribe the right medication in the right

dose for you.



  1. D - Vicodin, morphine and heroin are opioids which can slow down most bodily

functions, including your breathing and heartbeat. While some opioids—like

vicodin and morphine—are powerful prescription pain relievers, they are

sometimes abused and not taken as prescribed by a doctor.


  1. C. - Most drugs of abuse target the brain’s reward system by flooding it with

dopamine—a neurotransmitter in parts of the brain that regulate movement,

emotion, cognition, motivation, and feelings of pleasure. Whenever this

reward circuit is activated, the brain notes that something important is

happening that needs to be remembered, and which teaches us to do it again



and again, without thinking about it.
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