From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction & Effects


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The chemical messengers in your nervous system are collectively called:

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1. The central nervous system is comprised of:

2. The improper use of legal drugs that are supposed to be used as medication is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to assess your knowledge of drug misuse and abuse and the physical impacts of this behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the chemical messengers in the nervous system
  • What the central nervous system is comprised of
  • The term used to describe improper use of legal drugs
  • The term used to describe the pattern of drug use that impacts a person's health
  • The effects of drug abuse

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of misuse and abuse
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the effects of drugs on the mind and body and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast drug misuse and drug abuse

Additional Learning

To learn more about these behaviors, take a look at the short video lesson called From Misuse to Abuse: Distinction & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare drug addiction to the mishandling of a car
  • Describe the function of the central nervous system
  • Use the analogy of mail delivery to describe the function of neurotransmitters
  • Explain the physical effects of drug abuse