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Classification of Drugs - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Drugs in the United States are categorized into five classifications, or schedules. This chapter will teach you about the different drug schedules and the qualifications for a drug to be included in each one. Watch the short, engaging videos to learn why drugs are classified, and then use the multiple-choice quizzes to check your understanding of the material. These lessons cover the following:
- How drugs are classified
- The five drug schedules
- Common drugs on each of the schedules
|Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects||Identify different types of drugs, their classifications, and effects.|
|How and Why Are Drugs Classified?||See an overview of the qualities used to categorize drugs.|
|Schedule I Drug Classification & Drug List||Learn about common types of Schedule I drugs.|
|Schedule II Drug Classification & Drug List||See qualities of Schedule II drugs.|
|Schedule III Drug Classification & Drug List||Explore drugs on the Schedule III list.|
|Schedule IV Drug Classification & Drug List||Examine the qualifications to be listed as a Schedule IV drug.|
|Schedule V Drug Classification & Drug List||Study traits of Schedule V drugs.|
1. Types of Drugs: Classifications & Effects
This lesson will describe the six major classes of psychoactive drugs, give examples of substances in each class, and explain what they cause a person to experience in the short-term and the long-term.
2. How and Why Are Drugs Classified?
In the United States, controlled substances are classified according to their medicinal value and potential for abuse. The classifications are known as ''schedules.'' This lesson explains how and why drugs are classified.
3. Schedule I Drug Classification & Drug List
United States law requires drugs to be classified into five separate schedules. A drug's schedule is determined by the drug's acceptable medical use and its potential for abuse. This lesson looks at the Schedule I drug classification.
4. Schedule II Drug Classification & Drug List
The Controlled Substances Act requires drugs to be sorted into five separate schedules. A drug's schedule reflects the drug's acceptable medical use and its potential for addiction and abuse. This lesson explains the Schedule II drug class.
5. Schedule III Drug Classification & Drug List
Since the enactment of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, drugs have been categorized into five separate schedules. For the most part, the schedules range from most to least dangerous. This lesson explains the Schedule III drug class.
6. Schedule IV Drug Classification & Drug List
Controlled substances are categorized into five separate 'schedules.' By and large, the schedules range from the most dangerous drugs to the least dangerous. This lesson explains the Schedule IV drug class.
7. Schedule V Drug Classification & Drug List
The 'drug schedules' are used to classify controlled substances. The five schedules categorize controlled substances according to their medicinal value and risk of abuse. This lesson explains the Schedule V drug class.
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Other chapters within the Health 102: Substance Abuse course
- Introduction to Substance Abuse
- Tobacco & Nicotine
- Psychomotor Stimulants
- Anti-anxiety & Sedative Hypnotics
- Antipsychotic Drugs, Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers
- Lesser Known Drugs that Are Abused
- Pharmacological & Neurophysiological Principles
- Inhaled Substances
- Anabolic Steroids
- Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs