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  1. Some health professionals want MDMA (ecstasy) to be made available for the treatment of psychiatric disordersTrue


  2. Crack is made by taking powdered cocaine hydrochloride and adding sodium bicarbonate and waterTrue


  3. Some researchers suggest that consumption of large amounts of caffeine can result in cancers of the bladder, ovaries, colon, and kidneysTrue


  4. Ephedrine and some OTC sympathomimetics can be converted into methamphetamineFalse


  5. The absorption rate for caffeine from the gut is highly variable between usersTrue


  6. Amphetamines and cocaine are often used together with barbiturates and benzodiazepineTrue


  7. Nonhealing ulcers, considerable weight loss, kidney damage, and seizures are all common results of continued use of massive doses of amphetaminesTrue


  8. From the start, Sigmund Freud warned about the dangers of cocaineFalse


  9. Cocaine use does not cause physical dependenceFalse


  10. Throughout the 20th century, the dangerous nature of cocaine use has been typically recognized by the general publicTrue


  11. Most cocaine-dependent persons use little alcoholTrue


  12. Pepsi-Cola contains more caffeine than a cup of coffeeFalse


  13. Ritalin is a form of cocaine used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorderTrue


  14. Chronic high doses of amphetamines have no been shown to permanently damage the brainTrue


  15. Look-alike or act-alike drugs contain illegal stimulantsTrue


  16. Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is sometimes abused by college studentsFalse


  17. Persistent use of the amphetamines to maintain a high can cause hyperexiaFalse


  18. Physical withdrawal from cocaine depdendence is usually as intense as that associated with CNS depressant dependenceFalse


  19. Illegal methamphetamine labs can be very dangerous because they often have very toxic and explosive chemicalsTrue


  20. Amphetamine and cocaine have similar pharmacological effectsFalse