What are Drug Schedules?
Drug schedules are classifications of drugs, substances, and chemicals based upon their abuse potential, medical applications and safety. There are five drug schedules in total. For a complete list of drug schedules, visit dea.gov.
What are Schedule 1 Drugs?
Schedule I drugs, substances and chemicals, are defined as having no currently accepted medical use. Also, they have a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote. In fact, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) considers Schedule 1 drugs highly addictive with the highest chance for dependency.
Symptoms of withdrawal from a Schedule 1 drug are uncomfortable. Also, the pain can feel isolating and too much to bear. The list of withdrawal symptoms is long. They include restlessness, chills, fever, irritability, abdominal pain, vomiting. Furthermore, there’s diarrhea, elevated blood pressure, poor pulse, body cramping, headache, joint ache or tension, generalized pain, and anxiety.
Further, any change in the habits of what we ingest or inject requires emotional support because as the body’s brain and biochemistry adapt to the absence of the drug. In fact, it’s like losing a friend. Finally, cutting a Schedule 1 drug out of your life leaves an emptiness that needs to be filled with achievable, healthy habits and good, supportive people.
Why is Marijuana on Schedule 1?
There is much debate about whether marijuana should be on the schedule 1 list. Especially, with the recent state legalization of marijuana (cannabis) for medicinal and/or recreational use. In early 2018, Army veteran Jose Belen challenged the listing of marijuana as a Schedule I drug, a category that includes heroin and LSD.
The lawsuit was rejected by a federal judge who said the plaintiffs were bound to ask the DEA to declassify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug–and they did not.
For a complete list of drug schedules and their likelihood of abuse, visit dea.gov. Addicted to schedule 1 drugs, seek help immediately.
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