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
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.