Major categories of controlled substances and their effects

Majorcategories of controlled substances and their effects


Controlledsubstances are medications that have some potential for misuse orreliance (Polizzi, p. 477). These drugs are controlled by the USFederal Government Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This makes iteasier for the US federal government to curb drug abuse.

ScheduleII medications havethe most astounding potential for ill-use. Ill-use of Schedule IImedications may prompt serious mental or physical reliance.Illustrations incorporate morphine, oxycodone, and methadone.

ScheduleIII medicationshave less potential for misuse than the medications of differentsubstances in calendars I and II. Ill-use of Schedule III medicationsmay prompt direct or low physical reliance or high mental reliance.Samples incorporate anabolic steroids, codeine and hydrocodone withibuprofen or Tylenol, and certain barbiturates.

ScheduleIV medications havea low potential for ill-use with respect to the medications ordifferent substances in Schedule III. Misuse of Schedule IVmedications may prompt constrained physical reliance or mentalreliance contrasted and Schedule III medications. Samples incorporateValium and Xanax.

ScheduleV medications havea low potential for misuse in respect to the medications or differentsubstances in Schedule IV. Ill-use of Schedule V medications mayprompt constrained physical reliance contrasted to Schedule IVmedications. Hack medications with codeine are cases of Schedule Vmedications.

Moralityshould be legislated because the human behavior has become sounpredictable to the point where it has limited the otherindividual’s rights. (Superson&ampAnita,p. 142). Some of thehuman behavior and action always go against the human rights, and ifmorality is legislated it would curb morality disorder in ourcommunity. (Schmalleger, 2012). The federal government should makesure that there is a law that deals with morality so as to protectthe rights of those who cannot voice their grievances.


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