Are You On Drugs?

Bring your prescription with you.  A lot of people like to put their drugs in pill cases in their purses or suitcases so they remember to take them on the right days at the right times.  That is fine, as long as you have the prescriptions with you as well. If you are living better through chemistry, be sure to keep your prescription handy. Though a scheduled drug may be legally prescribed to you, if you do not have that prescription with you, you could still be arrested for possession of a controlled substance and have that arrest on your permanent record even if you can show later that you had a doctor’s orders to take that drug.   Read More

Where Is Your Prescription?

Some drugs are on a schedule.  Do you have a prescription…and do you have your prescription with you? No US doctor writes scripts for cocaine, not legally, but there are other Schedule II drugs that are considered to have legitimate pharmaceutical use.  The key is that you have to have the prescription in order to be legal with that Schedule II drug.  Though a schedule drug may be legally prescribed to you, if you do not have that prescription with you, you could still be arrested for possession of a controlled substance and have that arrest on your permanent record even if you can prove later that you were living better through chemistry under a doctor’s orders. Keep your friends close, and your prescriptions closer…and keep your friends out of your prescriptions. Read More

Drug Schedule

The US government keeps drugs on a schedule as determined by the abuse rate as follows: Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous with highest potential for abuse and high potential for severe psychological or physical dependence—heroin, LSD, ecstasy, etc. Schedule II drugs have less potential for abuse and include cocaine, methadone, and OxyContin. Schedule III drugs have a lower abuse rate and include Tylenol with certain amounts of codeine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone. Schedule IV drugs have an even lower potential for abuse, and include Xanax, Valium, and Ambien. Schedule V drugs have the lowest potential for abuse, and include Robitussin AC with certain amounts of codeine, Lyrica, and Lomotil. If you are living through chemistry, be sure to keep your prescription handy.  Though a scheduled drug may be legally prescribed to you, if you do not have that prescription with you, you could still be arrested for possession of a controlled substance and have that arrest on your permanent record even if you can show later that you had a doctor’s orders to take that drug. Read More