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Schedules for Abused Drugs. James Keefer Addictions Counseling. Schedule I Drugs. No legally accepted use for the drug. (Online dictionary, 2012).

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schedules for abused drugs

Schedules for Abused Drugs

James Keefer

Addictions Counseling

schedule i drugs
Schedule I Drugs
  • No legally accepted use for the drug. (Online dictionary, 2012).
  • High potential for abuse. Physicians must apply to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe Schedules 1, II, III, and IV medications. (Coombs & Howatt, 2005).
schedule i drugs continued

Schedule I Drugs Continued

• Heroin, hallucinogins, marijuana,

methaqualone. (Coombs. Howatt,


• Ecstasy (Department of Justice,



“I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.” ― Dan Rather (Good Reads, 2012).

schedule ii drugs

Schedule II Drugs

• Schedule II drugs have a somewhat

less potential for abuse than

Schedule I drugs. Medical use

with severe restriction.

• Methadone, codeine, synthetic opiates such as Demerol,

barbiturates such as seconal, amphetamines Ritalin,

methamphetamine, PCP, cocaine and

methamphetamine. (Coombs & Howatt, 2005).

some good news

Some Good News?

National Institute of Drug Abuse. (2012).

schedule iii drugs

Schedule III Drugs

Acceptable medical use. Abuse may lead to low to moderate

physical and psychological dependence.

Schedules III and IV controlled prescription drugs are

mainly obtained in large quantities through the

Internet. Distributors and abusers of Schedule II

drugs usually obtain the drugs through

prescription fraud and doctor-shopping.

(National Drug Intelligence Center, 2008).

schedule iii drugs continued

Schedule III Drugs continued

Ketamine can cause depression, delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, HBP, and fatal respiratory problems. (NDIC, 2006)

• Anabolic steroids, codeine or

hydrocodone with aspirin or


schedule iv drugs

Schedule IV Drugs

• Acceptable medical use. Low abuse

potential compared to schedule

III. Xanax, Valium, Darvon,

Librium, Chloral Hydrate, Dalmane,

Talwin, Tenuate. D(Coombs & Howatt,


schedule v drugs

Schedule V Drugs

• Have accepted medical use. Low

potential for abuse compared to

Schedule IV drugs.

• Narcotic-atropine mixtures,

(Lomotil), codeine mixtures < 200 mg

i ve never had a problem with drugs i ve had problems with the police keith richards
I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police. ~Keith Richards

(Good Reads, 2012).


Coombs, R. H., & Howatt. (2005). The addiction counselors desk

reference. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

Department of Justice, 2012) Retrieved from:

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Good Reads, 2012). Quotes about heroin. Retrieved from:

National Drug Intelligence Center. (2008). Controlled prescription drugs.

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National Institute of Drug Abuse. (2012). Cocaine abuse and addiction.

Retrieved from Free Online Dictionary. (2012). Retrieved from: