Combining Substances: An Examination of Substance Abuse


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Why do people combine substances?

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1. What is the combination of heroin and cocaine called?

2. Which of the following is a common reaction to the combination of ecstasy and alcohol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Combining substances can lead to severe health problems, including death. This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge on the health risks. You will be tested on the effects of certain drug combinations and the effects of mixing depressants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Effects of combining substances
  • Reasons people combine drugs
  • How alcohol reacts with other dangerous substances
  • Effects of combining alcohol with various drugs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mixing substances and substance abuse
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the health risks of mixing substances
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects that substances have on the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about substance abuse, review the accompanying lesson on mixing substances as a form of substance abuse. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify effects of different combinations of substances
  • Understand health risks of substance abuse
  • Learn about heart failure, dehydration, and hypothermia
  • Identify effects of depressant drugs
  • Understand reasons why people choose to combine substances