Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment


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What is the relationship between drug abuse, skeletal muscles and acute renal failure?

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1. Why is medication sometimes not the solution for drug dependency?

2. Drug users that rely on needles may develop flesh eating disease, more technically called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Drug abuse is dangerous and can lead to organ failure. This worksheet and quiz will help assess your understanding of some grave conditions that affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin like acute renal failure and Necrotizing Fasciitis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Define Rhabdomyolysis
  • Name a flesh eating disease
  • Define Tachycardia
  • Define Vasoconstriction
  • List possible kidney conditions associated with Rhabdomyolysis

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 the physical effects of drugs and treatment options
  • Making connections - understand the immediate and long term effects drugs can have on the body
  • Distinguishing differences - compare damage to vital organs caused by drug abuse

Additional Learning

You should also read the related lesson. The lesson is called Drug Abuse: Physical Consequences and Treatment. The lesson covers these topics:

  • Understand how drugs affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin
  • Define Tachycardia,Vasoconstriction, and Rhabdomyolysis
  • Define myoglobin and understand how it can affect the kidneys
  • Define Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Discuss drug abuse treatments