Thank you for participating in Trivia Day. Here are answers to those thirteen questions. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the Women’s Recovery Center at 216-651-1450 or www.womensctr.org.
- The most commonly abused drug in the United States is Alcohol. The top 10% of American drinkers equal 24 million adults over age 18 consume on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week.
- Most drug users have first use of illicit drugs occurs with Friends.
- More people die each year in the United States as a result of tobacco use. The ingredients included in tobacco increases cancer risks and heart disease.
- The majority of inhalant users are children. Children can die the first time or any time that they use an inhalant. Children can access inhalants including air freshener, spray paint, compressed air, etc.
- Marijuana is much stronger than it was 10 years ago. True
- Marijuana can remain detectable in your body for 1 month. Although the National Institute of Drug Abuse reports one month as the correct answer, it has been our experience that long-time and heavy use marijuana users can remain positive for up to three months.
- The use of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy poses a risk throughout the entire pregnancy. The first trimester is the point that the fetus’ brain is developing.
- A shot of hard liquor contains the same amount of pure alcohol as a can of beer. True
- A cold shower or a cup of black coffee will sober up a person who has been excessively drinking. The answer is You simply have a wide awake drunk.
- A blunt is marijuana in a Cigar.
- The high from a typical dose of crack cocaine lasts for 5 minutes. Crack is viewed as a highly addictive illicit drug.
- PCP is also known as Angel Dust. PCP was introduced in the United States in the 1950’s as an anesthetic, but due to the hallucinations, delirium and mania the use was discontinued. PCP users are often placed in detention or hospital settings violent and suicidal ideations. Other street names include PeaCe Pill, Lovely, Hog, Wack and Rocket Fuel.
- Physical dependence can involve painful withdrawal symptoms when the drug is no longer being used. The Women’s Recovery Center is involved and working with addicts and families to expand the availability of drug and alcohol treatment solutions. The waiting lists are too long and there are far too few resources are available to support recovery.
The answers to these questions were confirmed through the National Institute of Drug Abuse