Environmental Health and Safety

Controlled Substances

The term “controlled substances” refers to listed substances and their analogues which are controlled by both the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The term "controlled substances" may be mistakenly used to refer to certain controlled items (precursor chemicals and lab apparatus) which are regulated jointly by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas DPS. See below for more information: