What Do You Know About Genetics and Addiction?

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Answer the questions below to find out what you know about genetics and its role in addiction. For answers to these questions, consult the article Genetics and Addiction.

1. Genes can influence how a person responds to drugs.
A  True
B  False

2. Genes can significantly contribute to the risk of addiction.
A  True
B  False

3. Genes come in different forms, or “variants.”
A  True
B  False

4. Addiction is a chronic yet treatable disease that affects the brain and behavior.
A  True
B  False

5. Some genes can make people more likely to abuse drugs.
A  True
B  False

6. No single factor determines whether a person will become addicted to drugs.
A  True
B  False

7. Genes carry instructions to make
A  proteins
B  bones
C  hair
D  all of the above

8. Which of the following is a risk factor for substance abuse?
A  peers who use drugs
B  substance abuse at home
C  a chaotic home environment
D  all of the above

9. Which of the following is a protective factor that reduces the risk of drug abuse?
A  parental involvement
B  strong community or school attachments
C  strong family connections
D  all of the above

10. A genetic variation that decreases the enzyme CYP2A6 can protect a person against _____________ addiction:
A  heroin
B  cocaine
C  nicotine
D  alcohol

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