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With controlled substances, strict regulations are placed on how a drug may be used, how many refills are allowed, and how likely the substance is to be abused. Medications that belong to this group are typically drugs that affect the brain. Each drug is classified as a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V medication. Schedule I drugs have the strongest restrictions in place.
What Is a Controlled Substance?A controlled substance is a drug or other substance that is restricted and controlled completely. The making of the drug or substance, as well as its ownership, delivery, use, and disposal (throwing away), are restricted by the government. Some precursors (substances that are used to make drugs) are controlled in addition to the actual drug.
- It is ordered and received
- People receive and use the drug
- How it is discarded by the pharmacy or person if not completely used.