What Are Controlled Substance Schedules?

Schedule I

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

Heroin, LSD, and Fentanyl Analogue are all Schedule I substances.

Schedule II

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United

States

or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.

Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Cocaine, methamphetamine, and PCP are all Schedule II substances.

Schedule III

The drug or other substance has less potential for abuse than the drugs or other substances in

Schedules I and II.

The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United

States.

Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or

high psychological dependence.

Schedule IV

The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III.

The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United

States.

Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological

dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule III.

Schedule V

The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV.

The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United

States.

Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological

dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in Schedule IV.

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