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3 most frequently used prescription opioid pain relievers

Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Methadone


9 categories of illicit drugs

Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, nonmedical use pain killers, tranquilizers, stimulants, sedatives


How does alcohol impact the adolescent brain?

It retards the brain development and maturity levels in adolescents


Why is alcohol a risk for older adults?

-Liver metabolism and kidney functioning decrease, increasing availability of alcohol in blood for longer periods
-Less tissue mass means increased alcohol concentration in blood
-Older adults may be on multiple medications that can interact adversely with alcohol, including benzodiazepines, antidepressants, antihypertensives, and aspirin


What is the SMAST-G

Screening for adults that report drinking of any kind


AUDIT questionnaires three domains

-Alcohol consumption
-Drinking behavior or dependence
-Adverse consequences from alcohol


CAGE questionnaire

Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-opener


TWEAK questionnaire

Pregnant women who have alcohol problems
Tolerance, Worry, Eye opener, Amnesia, Kut down
(1 pt or less for each is low risk)