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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