Drug and Alcohol Abuse


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Drug and Alcohol Abuse is a Dantes exam which requires candidates to demonstrate one or more of the following abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic facts and terms (approximately 95 percent of the exam)
  • The ability to apply knowledge to specific cases or issues (about 5 percent of the exam)

Topics covered in this course are:
  • Overview
    • Drug use in society
    • Terminology
    • Reasons for drug use

  • Classification of Drugs

  • Pharmacological principles
    • Physiology
    • Dose response curve
    • Routes of administration
    • Metabolism

  • Alcohol
    • Types and sources
    • Determinants of BAL
    • Effects of alcohol
    • Alcoholism

  • Sedative hypnotics
    • General properties and effects
    • Principles types
    • Uses

  • Narcotic analgesics
    • General properties and effects
    • Principles types
    • Uses

  • Stimulants
    • General properties and effects
    • Principles types
    • Uses

  • Hallucinogens
    • General properties and effects
    • Principles types
    • Uses

  • Other Drugs
    • Inhalants
    • Steroids
    • Others

  • Prevention/Treatment
    • Law enforcement
    • Treatment and rehabilitation

(Taken from “Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” Dantes Subject Standardized Tests, The Chauncey Group International, 2002, [August 10, 2005])

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