Controlled Substance Abuse

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1.) What are the various categories of controlled substances described by federal law? What is a dangerous drug?

Controlled substances are defined as drugs that have the potential for abuse; the federal Controlled Substances Act regulates these drugs. Controlled substances are divide into five categories, which are called schedules, Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, Schedule V. Schedule I substances have no medical use and have a high potential for abuse like LSD, and ecstasy. Schedule II are narcotics and stimulants, which also have a high potential for abuse usually pain meds like Oxy, Percocet, etc. Schedule III usually have a lower probability of being abused but can still have a low chance of physical dependence and a high psychological dependence, drugs like this are usually Vicodin, Suboxone, anabolic steroids, etc. Schedule IV are substances that have a lower potential of abuse, like Xanax or Valium, compared to scheduled III drugs. Schedule V are primarily substances that contain minimal narcotics, which include cough syrups that contain codeine. Controlled substance can also be grouped into other categories describing them as stimulants, depressants cannabis, narcotics, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and inhalants. Any drug that is used
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Drug trafficking is manufacturing, distributing/dispensing, importing/exporting, controlled substances or counterfeit substances. Drug abuse is the persistent use of addictive or illegal drugs. As for other forms of crime like prostitution it is defined by what is taking place. These entire events are illegal and restricted. Drug trafficking and prostitution tend to coincide with one another. A majority of the time drug trafficking will traffic drugs as well as women. They will repeatedly drug women in order to control them and eventually these women become drug dependent which leads them to drug