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Florida, TLSAE, Permit Drug and Alcohol Test Answers 1

Study Guide: Florida Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness course or Florida TLSAE final exam answers

Who needs to take this course?
All first time drivers in Florida.

How long is this course?
4 hours.

This 4 hours Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education TLSAE course is also known as
• Florida learners permit
• Drug and Alcohol Test course
• Florida First Time Driver course
• Drug and Alcohol Traffic Awareness (D.A.T.A.)
• Drug & Alcohol Course or Drug and Alcohol Class
• Alcohol Drugs Accident Prevention Training (A.D.A.P.T.)

This course includes
The Societal Concerns of drugs and alcohol, The Economic Concerns of drugs and alcohol, How drugs and alcohol affect a motorist.

Where is this course's knowledge applied?
On the roadways of the State of Florida.
  1. How much alcohol can be fully processed by your liver in an hour?
    8 oz of beer, 5 oz of wine, 1 oz of 80 proof alcohol

  2. What is the leading cause of death of people between the ages of 6 and 33?
    Accidents from motor vehicles.

  3. Driving Under the Influence or drunk driving is assumed at a BAC of ___.

  4. Nothing can stop alcohol from being absorbed into your bloodstream. True of false?
    True. Eating food prior to drinking may slow this process but surely does not stop it.

  5. What type of drug is alcohol?
    Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant though within the first hour of drinking, alcohol acts as a stimulant.

  6. A person can become a problem drinker by drinking any type of alcohol. True or false?

  7. Alcohol negatively affects the eye's ability to distinguish red from green. True or false?

  8. What is the only way to sober up?
    The only way to sober up is time. Contrary to some belief, drinking coffee or taking a cold shower do not sober one up.

  9. Why does alcohol cause so many road collisions?
    Alcohol is involved in a very large number of road collisions because it leads to slow reflexes, problems with vision and a loss of self-control.

  10. Give an example of a Central Nervous System Depressant.
    Alcohol, Sleeping Pills, Barbiturates, Tranquilizers

  11. Give an example of a Central Nervous System Stimulant.
    Nicotine, Cocaine, Amphetamines

  12. Give an example of an Opioid.
    Opium, Codeine, Heroin

  13. Give an example of a Hallucinogen.
    LSD, Mushrooms, Morning Glory Seeds, Mescaline, PCP

  14. Give an example of a Cannabinol.
    Marijuana, Hashish

  15. Give an example of an Inhalant.
    Industrial Solvents, Aerosols, Gasoline, Chloroform, Airplane Glue, Metallic Paints, Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas

  16. Give an example of an Anabolic Steroid.
    Synthetic Testosterone

  17. Give an example of an Antipsychotic Drug.
    Haldol, Thorazine

  18. What are some ways drugs can enter our bodies?
    Drinking, Smoking, Snorting, Ingesting, Injecting and Inhaling

  19. Strength and content of a substance is a key factor in the entry of the substance into the body and its effects on the body. True or False?

  20. On average, beer has a higher alcoholic content than wine. True or False?
    False. Beer contains about 3-6% alcohol. Wine contains between 11 and 20%.

  21. Which has a higher alcohol content, Liqueur or Liquor?
    Liquor has a much higher alcohol content than Liqueur. Liquor's alcohol content ranges between 40 and 50%. Liqueur's alcohol content is between 25 and 35%.

  22. What are some factors involved with the strength of a drug?
    Duration of Use, Purity and Quantity

  23. Drugs and alcohol are all absorbed into the body differently depending upon the alcohol, drug and its classification. True or false?

  24. Alcohol does not require decomposition to be absorbed and can enter the bloodstream from the mouth, esophagus or stomach. True or False?

  25. The sooner alcohol reaches the large intestine, the faster the alcohol can be absorbed. True or False?

  26. When alcohol enters the system and makes its way down to the liver, it is cycled through the body while the liver slowly degrades the alcohol and releases it from our system. True or False?

  27. Carbonated beverages increase the rate of alcohol absorption. True or False?
    True. Carbonated beverages increase the rate of alcoholic absorption due to the carbonation triggering the pyloric valve to open, resulting in an increase in the speed at which the alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream.

  28. Food in your stomach decreases the rate of alcohol absorption. True or False?
    True. Food already in your stomach actually slows down the rate of absorption. The food slows down the rate of movement into the small intestine.

  29. When does alcohol absorption begin? When does it end?
    Alcohol absorption begins when the individual starts to drink and ends when all of the alcohol is absorbed into bodily fluids.

  30. When does alcohol elimination begin?
    Alcohol elimination begins when the alcohol reaches the liver and the liver begins to break down the alcohol.

  31. The liver eliminates all of the alcohol in ones system. True or False?
    Though the liver eliminates approximately 90% of the alcohol from ones body, it does not do all the work.Other bodily functions that eliminate alcohol include
    The lungs through breathing eliminate 2-4% of the total amount of alcohol.
    The skin through sweating eliminate 2-4% of the total amount of alcohol.
    The kidneys through the production of urine eliminate 2-4% of the total amount of alcohol.

  32. Why do some people break down alcohol faster than others?
    Some people break down alcohol faster than others due to a variation in the quantity of enzymes responsible for breaking down alcohol.

  33. What are the two enzymes responsible for the breaking down of alcohol in ones body?
    The two enzymes responsible for breaking down alcohol are alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase.

  34. What does BAC stand for?
    Blood Alcohol Level.

  35. What does B.A.C stand for?
    Blood Alcohol Concentration.

  36. How is BAC measured?
    BAC is measured by the amount of alcohol in grams of 100 mL of blood or 210 mL of breath.

  37. What is the number one problem in most teenagers' lives?
    peer pressure

  38. Substances that people use which lead to taking other drugs
    gateway drugs

  39. Exists when a drug is so central to a person's thoughts, emotions, and activities that it is extremely difficult to stop using it or even stop thinking about it
    psychological dependence

  40. Drug addiction is a ___ disease

  41. How much is one "drink" referred to as?
    One "drink" is referred to as
    12 oz of beer
    5 oz of wine
    1.5 oz 80 proof alcoholic beverage.

  42. The greater the amount of alcohol you drink, the faster it is absorbed into the bloodstream and the greater the effect on the body. True or False?

  43. How quickly does the average body take to eliminate one "drink"?
    The average human body eliminates approximately one "drink" per hour.

  44. How can synergistic effects in relation to drugs and alcohol be defined?
    Synergistic effects is defined as the effects that occur when two or more drugs act together.

  45. When two or more drugs act synergistically with one another, what can one expect of the individual effect of each drug on the user?
    The individual effect of each drug is multiplied when two drugs are taken and act synergistically.

  46. Why should alcohol and drugs not be used in tandem with one another?
    Combining drugs with alcohol makes fatal doses of the drug easier to reach, leading to hospitalization and accidental death.

  47. What is marijuana's primary ingredient?
    Marijuana's primary ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

  48. How can marijuana enter the body?
    Marijuana enters the body by smoking or eating the plant's leaves, seeds or stems.

  49. What is the initial and long term time frame of the effects of marijuana users?
    The effects are usually felt within 5 and 15 minutes of smoking or eating and can last up to several hours, depending on the individual's body chemistry.

  50. What are some effects of marijuana on its users?
    Experiencing a dreamlike state
    Increase in the senses specifically, sight, smell, taste and hearing

  51. Where in the body is THC stored?
    THC is stored within the body's fat cells.

  52. For how long can THC be detected in a human body using a drug test?
    THC can be detected by tests in a body up to a week after use.

  53. For how long can THC stay within the human body?
    THC stays within the body's fat cells up to 28 days after use.

  54. How is THC eliminated from the body?
    THC is eliminated through the liver.

  55. How do Central Nervous System Stimulants enter the human body?
    There are several methods of entry including
    ingested through food and drink

  56. What are some effects of Central Nervous System Stimulants on the human body?
    Users experience intense highs lasting between 1 and 5 minutes followed by intense lows such as depression and worry. Bodily effects include:
    Mask fatigue and are used by some to stay awake longer.
    Raise blood pressure
    Increase rate of breath
    Increased heart rate
    Increase in body temperature
    Dilation of pupils
    Impatient and impulsive behavior
    Lack of sound judgement
    Unnecessary risk taking

  57. How are Central Nervous System Stimulants eliminated from the body?
    By the liver.

  58. What are some sources of Hallucinogens?
    Hallucinogens are found naturally and in chemically produced drugs. Natural sources include mescaline and peyote mushrooms while Chemically Produced Drugs include LSD and PCP.

  59. What are the effects of Hallucinogens?
    Can last for hours, between 6 and 12 or sometimes a few days
    Bodily Effects
    Impaired judgement
    Distortion of time, distance and reaction times
    Reduction and elimination of coordination, concentration and attention

  60. How does alcohol affect the body?
    By depressing the functions of the brain and the body.

  61. How much ethyl alcohol can a healthy liver process per hour?
    A healthy liver can metabolize .6 oz. of ethyl alcohol per hour.

  62. Any driver under 21 years of age who is stopped by a police officer and found to have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .02 or higher will automatically
    have their driver's license suspended for 6 months

  63. The laws of the State of Florida establish a B.A.C. of ___ as the presumptive limit for driving under the influence

  64. The amount of alcohol that can be detected in your system is measured by this

  65. Can refer to the prescribing of one drug of a class to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of another drug of the same class; can also refer to describe addiction to more than one drug

  66. Means that to get the same high, the person needs to drink more alcohol or take more drugs

  67. Refers to a physical state where when a person stops using a drug or alcohol, withdrawal occurs

  68. Refers to the interaction of two drugs in such a way that the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects

  69. True or false: everyone reacts the same to drugs

  70. Substances the user inhales through the nose or mouth that are typically easy to access because they are found in common household products

  71. This drug may cause the user to feel several different emotions at once or swing rapidly from one emotion the another

  72. Drugs that affect a person's perceptions, sensations, thinking, self-awareness, and emotions

  73. The name given to drugs that increase heart rate, blood pressure, and energy

  74. People who suddenly stop taking large doses can experience ___
    Withdrawal symptoms

  75. A colorless, water-soluble alcohol

  76. Alcohol is a ___, so it will eliminate water from the body

  77. Alcohol depletes the body of ___

  78. The process of alcohol leaving the body takes approximately ___ hours per drink
    One and half (1 and 1/2)

  79. Driving skills are always impaired at this level

  80. Driving skills may be impaired at this level of alcohol content

  81. Causes the body to absorb alcohol faster

  82. One of the fastest substances absorbed by the body

  83. The only thing that sobers up a person who is impaired

  84. True or false: once alcohol is absorbed into the tissues, the affects are felt

  85. Most of the alcohol is absorbed in the _______
    Small intestine

  86. The proof of an alcoholic beverage is ___ the alcohol percentage

  87. Refers to the building of tolerance to other drugs in the same class as the one being used

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