Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts


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Which of the following is NOT true about depressants?

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1. All of these are categorized as depressants EXCEPT _____.

2. Why are depressants used medically?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is considered a depressant and why do people take them? This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess your understanding of various substances that are categorized as depressants and the effects of these drugs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify true and false statement about depressants
  • The types of depressants
  • The medical uses of depressants
  • What the effects of alcohol are dependent upon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of depressants, what they do, and why they are used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the physical and neurological effects of depressants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific names of depressant drugs

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the effects of depressants
  • Discuss medical uses of depressants
  • List and explain different types of depressant drugs
  • Provide detailed facts about depressants, such as the dangers of abuse and withdrawal symptoms