Toxicology & Controlled Substances

What is a Controlled Substance?

A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government, such as illicitly used drugs or prescription medications that are designated a Controlled Drug.

Examples of Controlled Substances

  1. Morphine
  2. Anabolic Steroids
  3. Methamphetamine
  4. Marijuana
  5. Tetrazepam

What Some of These Substances Do

Federal Analog Act

The Federal Analogue Act, 21 U.S.C. § 813, 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 human consumption.

Consequences For Abusing a Controlled Substance

  • The unlawful use of controlled substances exposes students and employees to criminal prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities. This could affect employment or chances of scholarships.
  • The recreational abuse of controlled substances may cause or contribute to physical impairment or psychological dependency. Using or abusing substances can cause loss of memory, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, frequent absence from classes or work.