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Drug Classes. bsapp.com. “The Controlled Substance Act”. The government maintains five schedules of classifications for controlled substances Controlled substances are placed in these schedules according to: Potential for abuse Potential for dependence Medical value. bsapp.com. Abuse.

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drug classes

Drug Classes

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the controlled substance act
“The Controlled Substance Act”

The government maintains five schedules of classifications for controlled substances

Controlled substances are placed in these schedules according to:

  • Potential for abuse
  • Potential for dependence
  • Medical value

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abuse
Abuse
  • Inappropriate use
  • Unwarranted use
  • Over use
  • May or may not be addictive

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dependence
Dependence
  • Physical dependence occurs when the drug becomes necessary for their body to function normally
  • Psychological dependence occurs when a person thinks they need a drug to function normally

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schedule i
Schedule I
  • High potential for abuse
  • No currently accepted medical use

Heroin Marijuana

PCP LSD

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schedule ii
Schedule II
  • High potential for abuse
  • Some medicinal use

Cocaine opium

Some opium derivatives

Dronabinol

(synthetic marijuana)

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schedule iii
Schedule III
  • Less potential for abuse than I & II
  • Current accepted medical use
  • low/moderate physical dependence or high psychological dependence

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schedule iii drugs
Schedule III-Drugs
  • Barbiturate preparations
  • Certain preparations of codeine

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schedule iv
Schedule IV
  • Lower potential for abuse than schedule III
  • Valid medical use
  • Limited dependence

Darvon Phenobarbital

Valium Librium

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schedule v
Schedule V
  • Low abuse potential
  • Valid medical use
  • Lower potential for producing dependence than schedule IV

Robitussin

Low dose codeine preps.

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