Prevention Specialist Exam – Sample Test Questions

1. Therapeutically, which sedative hypnotics are used to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety, and muscle spasms.

A. Barbiturates.
B. Benzodiazepines.
C. Morphine.
D. GHB

Substance Abuse Prevention:  The Intersection of Science and Practice, p. 78
Domain:  Education and Skill Development

2.  The first step in developing community prevention strategies is:

A. Assessment.
B. Capacity building.
C. Planning.
D. Implementation.

National Substance Abuse Specialist Training (SAPST):  April 2006, p. 4-3
Domain:  Community Organization

3. There was an underage drinking problem in the community. A coalition was formed to gather data and the support of local agencies and City Council.  Enforcement of minimum-purchase-age laws against selling alcohol and tobacco to minors through the use of undercover buying operations was utilized to address the underage drinking problem. What type of prevention strategy was used?

A. Alternatives to drug use.
B. Dissemination of information.
C. Prevention education.
D. Environmental approach.

National Substance Abuse Specialist Training (SAPST):  April 2006, p. 3-17
Domain:  Public Policy and Environmental Change

For the answers, go here and enter the password “answers.”

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2 responses to “Prevention Specialist Exam – Sample Test Questions

  1. Great review questions. We need to provide this type of information to the field more often and we should look at ways to ensure the information is being received. Recognition for responders, mini-scholarships/stipends.
    We won’t become trully efficient until we all get on the smae page.

  2. thank you for providing the opportunity to take a practice exam.

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