Ch 12: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 12: Illegal Drugs

About This Chapter

The Illegal Drugs chapter of this Holt Lifetime Health Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with illegal drugs. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Illegal Drugs textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Illegal Drugs chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the illegal drugs topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How the drug classification system works
  • Characteristics and types of Schedule I-V drugs
  • Types and names of common street drugs
  • Addiction recovery programs and treatment

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8 Lessons in Chapter 12: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 12: Illegal Drugs
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How and Why Are Drugs Classified?

1. 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.

Schedule I Drug Classification & Drug List

2. 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.

Schedule II Drug Classification & Drug List

3. 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.

Schedule III Drug Classification & Drug List

4. 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.

Schedule IV Drug Classification & Drug List

5. 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.

Schedule V Drug Classification & Drug List

6. 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.

Common Illegal Drugs and Their Names

7. Common Illegal Drugs and Their Names

The names law enforcement may formally use for illicit substances aren't likely to be the names of the drugs out on the streets. This lesson will teach you about some famous drugs and their more common street names.

Quitting Drugs: Effects & Treatment Process

8. Quitting Drugs: Effects & Treatment Process

In this lesson we'll explain what drug use is and how it can negatively affect the individual and society. We'll also go over the benefits of a drug-free life and the main types of treatments that can help a person overcome drug use and addiction.

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