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Drug Tolerance & Drug Overdose

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_______ is a situation where a person doesn't respond to a drug in the way they originally had at the same concentration, necessitating larger (or more concentrated) amounts of the drug to be administered in order to achieve the same prior effect upon the body.

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1. ___ is a state where a toxic amount of a drug has been taken--one that can lead to death.

2. Which of these situations best describes drug tolerance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many possible effects of long-term drug use. These quiz questions will ask you about these effects and what can happen if toxic amounts of drugs are taken.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Completing these questions will help you:

  • Know the term associated with toxic and fatal drug intake
  • Select a situation that best describes extended drug abuse
  • Recognize negative effects of drug use
  • Assess true and false statements pertaining to drug use

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about drug use to determine what can happen if a toxic level of a drug is taken
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the negative effects of drug use
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to recognize the difference between true and false statements regarding the outcome of recurrent drug use

Additional Learning

To better understand the negative effects of drug abuse, watch the related lesson, Drug Tolerance & Drug Overdose, which includes these learning goals:

  • Understand what can happen if drug use is temporarily discontinued and then used again
  • Recognize how the human body adjusts to high levels of stimuli
  • Learn what can happen the first time someone takes drugs
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