Diversion Control Division, US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration


The Drug Enforcement Administration publishes and makes available several manuals that are intended to provide guidance and information on the requirements of the Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations.

ARCOS Registrant Handbook (August 1997)

Chemical Handler's Manual (April 2013)

Pharmacist's Manual (2010)

Practitioner's Manual (August 2006)

Mid-Level Practitioner's Manual

  • (Under Revision - Refer to the Practitioner's Manual for general guidance. If you have a specific question, contact your Local Diversion Field Office for assistance.)

Narcotic Treatment Programs Best Practice Guideline (April 2000)

Controlled Substances Security Manual

  • (A Security Outline of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970)
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