Determine and then report which classification each of the drugs.

Drug Classifications

Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential. The abuse rate is a determinate factor in the scheduling of the drug; for example, Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence. As the drug schedule changes– Schedule II, Schedule III, etc., so does the abuse potential– Schedule V drugs represents the least potential for abuse. A Listing of drugs and their schedule are located at Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Scheduling or CSA Scheduling by Alphabetical Order. Based on the case study of Juanita we know that Juanita has experimented with many drugs and is a poly-drug user.

determine and then report which classification each of the drugs that Juanita has tried falls into, and in addition provide a rationale for your response.



Addictions Counseling

A competency- Based Approach

Cynthia A. Faulkner


Samuel S. Faulkner

Controlled Substance Act (CSA)

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