Learning Check Answers

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Learning Check 16.1

In this society, (1)                    is often the drug of choice. Two types of (2)                     have received a great deal of media attention and have been dubbed “date rape drugs” or predatory drugs. The color of (3)                   ranges from white to brown to black. Prescriptions for (4)                    have practically doubled every year since its release in 1996. (5)                 refers to when cocaine is used in combination with an opiate like heroin. The most common form of amphetamine today is (6)            . Street names for (7)                include Mary Jane, pot, reefer, and weed.


(1) alcohol

(2) tranquillizers

(3) heroin

(4) OxyContin

(5) Speedballing

(6) methamphetamine

(7) marijuana


Learning Check 16.2

In 1898, the Bayer Company developed (1)                    , an opium derivative which was ten times more powerful than morphine.  The (2)                           Amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States. Some have argued that were it not for the zeal of (3)                          , the Commissioner of the new Federal Bureau of Narcotics, today marijuana might be legal in the United States. Some researchers have noted that after years of research, medical experts have not identified a distinctive condition, syndrome, or disorder, among babies born of drug abusing mothers, that merits the label (4)                         . New Zealand and (5)                              are the only countries that allow pharmaceutical companies to directly advertise their products to consumers. 


(1) heroin

(2) Eighteenth

(3) Harry Anslinger

(4) crack baby

(5) United States


 Learning Check 16.3

The (1)                    suggests that drugs and violence are related psychopharmacologically, economically compulsive, and systematically. The (2)                strategies refer to the multi-step efforts or events that focus on interrupting illicit drug trafficking.  The four techniques associated with (3)                 include mechanical destruction, bunting, chemical, and biological. Due to the growing number of substance problems clogging up the criminal justice system, the (4)              courts were established. The (5)                     policy attempts to incorporate a public health approach to lessen the risks and harms associated with illegal drug use.


(1) Tripartite Conceptual Framework

(2) interdiction

(3) eradication

(4) drug

(5) harm reduction