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Types of Drugs and Health Risks

Types of Drugs and Health Risks

Schedule I: Heroin, LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin (Shrooms), Other hallucinogens, Methaqualone (Quaaludes), Phencyclidine (PCP) and MDA 

Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; depression, withdrawal symptoms, convulsions, death, unpredictable behavior with hallucinogens; possible damage to unborn fetus.

Schedule II: Morphine, Demerol, Codeine, Percodan, Percocet, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Seconal, Nembutal, Cocaine, Amphetamines, and other opium, opium extracts and narcotics.
Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; withdraws symptoms, convulsions, respiratory failure, frequent accidents; possible damage to unborn fetus; death; cocaine and amphetamines increase blood pressure which can lead to irregular heartbeat and death; amphetamines can cause agitation, increase in body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible death.

Schedule III: Certain barbiturates such as amobarbital and codeine containing medicine such as Fiorinal #3, Doriden, Tylenol #3, Empirin #3, and codeine-based cough suppressants such as Tussionex and Hycomine and all anabolic steroids.
Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; potential liver damage, nausea and vomiting; dizziness, disorientation, shallow breathing, cold and clammy skin, coma, possible death; withdrawal symptoms--anxiety, tremors, insomnia, convulsion;
possible damage to unborn fetus.

Schedule IV: Barbiturates, narcotics, and stimulants, including Valium, Talwin, Librium Equanil, Darvon, Darvocet, Placidyl, Tranzene, Serax, Ionamin (yellow jackets).
Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; drowsiness, withdrawal symptoms-tremors, abdominal and muscle cramps, insomnia, anxiety, convulsions, possible death; possible damage to unborn fetus.

Schedule V: Compounds that contain very limited amounts of codeine, dihdrocodeine, ethlmorphine, opium, and atropine, such as Terpine Hydrate with codeine and Robitussin AC.
Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, drowsiness, withdrawal symptoms–runny nose, watery eyes, panic, chills, cramps, irritability, nausea; possible damage to unborn fetus.

Schedule VI: Marijuana, THC, Hashish, Hash Oil, Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Health Risks: Psychologically addictive; increased risk of lung cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema; contributes to heart disease, fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis; withdrawal symptoms insomnia, hyperactivity and decreased appetite; depression of the immune system; decrease sperm count in men and irregular ovulation in women.

Types of Alcohol: Unfortified wine is wine not more than 17% alcohol. Malt beer, 2 of 1% to Malt beverage is beer, 2 of 1% to 6% alcohol. Fortified wine is wine not more than 24% alcohol. Spirituous liquor is distilled spirits or ethylalcohol, including spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, etc. Mixed beverage is a drink composed in whole or part of spirituous liquor.
Health Risks: Psychologically and physically addictive; respiratory depression; depression of the immune system; increase risk of heart disease, cancer, accidents, hypertension; brain damage; liver damage; damage to the unborn fetus; impotence at high dosage levels.