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DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
This test was developed to enable schools to award IV. Alcohol
credit to students for knowledge equivalent to that,
which is learned, by students taking the course. The
school may choose to award college credit to the
student based on the achievement of a passing score.
The passing score for each examination is determined
by the school based on recommendations from the V. Sedative
American Council on Education (ACE). This
minimum credit-awarding score is equal to the mean
score of students in the norming sample who received a
grade of C in the course. Some schools set their own
standards for awarding credit and may require a higher
score than the ACE recommendation. Students should
obtain this information from the institution where they
The following topics, which are commonly taught in
courses on this subject, are covered by this
C. Routes of administration D. Metabolism
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Questions on the test require candidates to
6. Crisis intervention and detection of the early
demonstrate the following abilities. Some questions
may require more than one of the abilities.
• Ability to apply knowledge to specific cases
7. The highest concentration of alcohol in an
alcoholic beverage produced through natural
8. Which of the following is an opium derivative?
(C) cause respiratory collapse (D) cause chromosomal damage
2. The drugs posing the most immediate risk of
9. The junction between two neurons is called the
3. The most commonly abused drug in the United
10. The primary cause of death due to an overdose
4. Endorphins and enkephalins are similar in
11. Paradoxical effects of the benzodizephines
5. The metabolism of alcohol takes place primarily
(A) liver (B) kidneys (C) brain (D) pancreas
12. Buerger’s disease, caused by heavy cigarette
Hanson, Glen, and Peter Venturelli. Drugs and
Boston: Jones and Bartlett, current edition.
Maisto, Stephen A., Mark Galizio and Gerard J.
Connors. Drug Use and Abuse.
(C) destruction of the cilia in the trachea
(D) disruption of the normal functioning of the
Current textbook used by a local college or
13. An alcoholic who drinks while taking Antabuse
The Center For Adult Learning and Educational
Credentials of the American Council on Education
(ACE) has reviewed and evaluated the DSST
examination development process. ACE has made
STUDYING FOR THE EXAMINATION
The following is a list of reference publications that
were being used as textbooks in college courses of
the same or similar title at the time the test was
developed. Appropriate textbooks for study are not
limited to those listed below. If you wish to obtain
study resources to prepare for the examination, you
may reference either the current edition of the
following titles or
textbooks currently used at a local
college or university for the same class title. It is
recommended that you reference more than one
Colleges and universities that would like additional
on the topics outlined in this fact sheet.
information about the national norming, or
You should begin by checking textbook content
assistance in local norming or score validation
against the content outline
included on the front
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that cover the test content from which to study.
Textbooks may be found at the campus bookstore of
a local college or university offering a course on the
It is advisable that schools develop a consistent
policy about awarding credit based on scores from
this test and that the policy be reviewed periodically.
Sources for study material suggested but not limited
Thomson Prometric will be happy to help schools in
Ray, Oakley, and Charles Ksir. Drugs, Society, and
. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.,
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