In the U.S., prescription drugs are categorized through the Controlled Substances Act which places drugs into classes or schedules according to the government’s view of potential for abuse.
Schedule 1 drugs are also referred to as class 1 drugs. Drugs that fall under schedule 1 classification are illicit or illegal drugs have no medicinal purpose or use, have an increased potential for abuse and if the drug poses a safety issue.
Narcotics such as LSD, Heroin and Cocaine are all Schedule 1 drugs and although two states (Colorado and Washington) have legalized it and other states allow use for medicinal purposes, Marijuana is also still classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
Schedule 2 drugs have acceptable medical use and importance, an increased potential for dependency, abuse and severe addiction. Schedule 2 includes opiates with high dose Codeine, Opium, Morphine, OxyCodone and Fentanyl as well as Barbiturates and Methamphetamine.
Schedule 2 drugs also include the ADHD drug Adderall. The primary difference between a Schedule 1 and a Schedule 2 drug is whether there is a valid medical purpose for the drug.
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