Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids


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Depressant drugs can do which of the following?

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1. Alcohol dependency occurs when a person does which of the following?

2. Behavioral therapists combat alcoholism with a drug that does which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Developing a dependence on depressants is a serious issue, especially considering depressants come in several different forms. This quiz asks you to not only define some of these depressants, but understand the effects and treatments for them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When it comes to depressants and dependence, this quiz will assess your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of depressants
  • The definition of alcohol dependency
  • How behavioral therapists deal with alcoholism
  • Facts about sedative-hypnotic drugs
  • Opiates vs. opioids

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information in the lesson on dependence on depressants
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define phrases such as alcohol dependency and sedative-hypnotic drugs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast opiates and opioids
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've learned about dependence on depressants

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? The lesson titled Dependence on Depressants: Alcohol, Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs and Opioids can teach you about the following topics:

  • The definition of depressants
  • The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence
  • Treatments for alcohol abuse and dependence
  • The effects of sedative-hypnotic drugs
  • Treatment for sedative-hypnotic drug dependence
  • Uses of opioids