Why Do People Use Drugs?


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What are withdrawal symptoms?

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1. Which of the following are reasons people use drugs?

2. Erick's grandmother recently passed away. He feels depressed and hopeless, as she was the one who raised him through much of his childhood. Nothing seems to fill the void in his life. Erick starts drinking and quickly develops a problem with alcohol. His friends can't understand what happened. He used to be so responsible! Which of the following is the most likely reason Erick started drinking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz were developed to assess your understanding of reasons why people take drugs. Questions will ask you about withdrawal symptoms, examples of drug types, and dangers of drug use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask about the following:

  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Reasons people use drugs
  • Examples that would lead a person to drinking
  • Examples of stimulants
  • Dangers of using club drugs

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding events in a person's life versus a timeline of their drug use and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of stimulants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why club drugs are dangerous

Additional Learning

Get to know more about this topic in the lesson called Why Do People Use Drugs?. See what the lesson has to say about:

  • Addiction as a disease
  • Feelings caused by hallucinogenics
  • Treatment options