How and Why Are Drugs Classified?

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Which agency enforces the Controlled Substances Act?

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1. Which schedule contains drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse?

2. Which schedule includes controlled substances with the lowest potential for abuse, and that contain limited quantities of certain narcotics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Controlled substances are classified into five schedules. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of each schedule and the law and agency that upholds the Controlled Substances Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the agency that enforces the Controlled Substances Act
  • Select the schedule that contains drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse
  • Choose the drug class that consists of controlled substances with the lowest potential for abuse and that contain limited quantities of certain narcotics
  • Identify the schedule that categorizes drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence
  • Determine the law of which the Controlled Substances Act is a part

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on drug classifications
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the five schedules of drugs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Controlled Substances Act

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson How and Why Are Drugs Classified? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why drugs are divided into classes or schedules
  • Differentiate between the five schedules and give examples of each category
  • Discuss the War on Drugs and the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act
  • Learn about the Drug Enforcement Administration and its purpose
  • Distinguish between controlled and non-controlled substances and give examples of both
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