Drug Testing BLOG

One of the best ways to ensure that one is able to steer clear of substance abuse or is able to advise friends and loved ones against falling for that temptation is to arm oneself with sufficient knowledge regarding these drugs. Along with knowledge, drug testing is another way to detect when a loved one may be using illicit drugs.

We found an online quiz that can help people evaluate how much they know about drugs, in order to see how much they still need to learn. The quiz has ten questions, and if you don't get a question right, an informative video will tell you what you need to know.

Among the things one can learn from the quiz are drug-related statistics. For instance, about 100 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have tried marijuana, presumably recreationally, while 10 percent of Americans in the same age bracket have tried cocaine. About 9.7 million, on the other hand, have tried LSD or acid despite the fact that the drug had its heyday in the 1960s; while 20 percent of college students have tried ecstasy.

Another interesting fact: Psilocybin is a fungal hallucinogen that is more commonly known as psychedelic mushrooms, magic mushrooms, or shrooms. These are usually ingested by drying them and eating them, after which the user experiences hallucinations. Shrooms do not taste too good, which is why they are usually mixed with other foods. The intense part of a shroom-induced trip is the effects on one's senses; someone who has eaten shrooms may feel that surfaces shimmer, or that they could see sounds.