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Scedules of Drugs

Schedule 1 or CI

subtances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse and addiction, have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other subtance under medical supervision.

Examples of Schedule 1

herion, LSD, Marijuana, Peyote, Methaqualone, Ecstasy
*limited special permission has been obtained in some states for MDs to prescibe marijuana for treatment of side effect, such as nausea and vomiting, in patients receiving chemotherapy.

Schedule 2 or CII

subtances in this schedule have a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Examples of Schedule 2

Narcotics - morphine and opium, Dilaudid, Dolophine, Demerol, Oxycontin, Sublimaze or Duragesic
Stimulants - Adderall, Ritalin
Street - Cocaine

Schedule 3 or CIII

subtances in this schedule have a potential for abuse less than schedule 1 or 2; although the abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.

Examples of Schedule 3

Narcotics - Vicodin, Tylenol with Codeine, Hycodan
Treatment Methods for addiction - Suboxone or Subutex
Non- Narcotics - Didrex, ketamine, Oxandrin - anabolic steriod

Schedule 4 or CIV

subtances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to schedule 3

Examples of Schedule 4

Narcotics - Darvon or Darvocet - N100
Sedative/ Anti- Psych - Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Restoril, Halcion

Schedule 5 or CV

Subtances in this schedule have a low potential for abuse relative to substance listed in schedule 4 - they do contain low level of narcotics. These are generally antitussives, antidiarrheal, analgesics.

Examples of Schedule 5

Robitussin AC, Lomotil, Phenergan with Codeine

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