Forensics Science

Toxicology and Controlled Substances

5 of many diffrent controlled substances

Alprazolam, Phenergan ,Marijuana, Oxycodone, Morphine

Alprazolam (xanax)

Xanax is used to relieve symptoms of anxiety, including anxiety caused by depression, although Xanax itself rarely kills, the most alarming of the risks of Xanax misuse and abuse is the risk of death when Xanax is combined with alcohol consumption. Xanax is a beneficial drugs from those suffering from anxiety and panic attacks may benefit from taking the medication, it is an anti-anxiety and anti-panic medication that helps ease the individual’s level of tension and stress.

Phenergan (Promethazine)

Promethazine is used to treat allergy symptoms and prevent motion sickness. mixing promethazine and codeine is the main ingredient in a drink called Purple Drank which makes it an abusive drug. its beneficial because it relieves the symptoms of allergic reactions such as runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust, allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products.

Marijuana

Cannabinoids can serve as appetite stimulants, antiemetic's, antispasmodics, and have some analgesic effects, may be helpful treating chronic non-cancerous pain, or vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. The drug may also aid in treating symptoms of AIDS patients. Marijuana can be abused by using it without no medical reason to use it. Its found to help cure some symptons of aids and cancer and also with sleep and eating disorder.

Federal Analog Act

The Federal Analog Act is a section of the United States Controlled Substances Act passed in 1986 which allowed any chemical substantially similar to a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II to be treated as if it were also listed in those schedules, but only if intended for medical use.

Consequences for abusing a controlled substance

The abuse of controlled substances exposes students and employees to criminal prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities. May cause or contribute to physical impairment or psychological dependency. Abusing substances can cause loss of memory, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, frequent absence from classes or work, and other effects that prevent achievement of educational, social, employment goals, and or death.