Cocaine Case Study Worksheet                                      NAME: __________________________

 

1.    Do you know anybody who is addicted to drugs or alcohol?

 

2.    What might be the result if a person was exposed to a substance that reduced the action of cholinesterase (e.g., nerve gas)?

 

 

3.    Ashley thought acetylcholine was interesting, but she was more intrigued by dopamine. Dopamine is associated with:

 

4.    Cocaine initially:

 

 

5.    Form a hypothesis: Why does it take an increasing amount of cocaine (or other drug) to cause the same feeling when it used to take only a small amount?

 

6.    Form a hypothesis: Naltrexone is not effective to help treat a cocaine addiction because:

 

 

 

 

 

What about caffeine?