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As the other post indicated, Lyrica is controlled substance. Schedule V. Pretty low on the scale, but still controlled. I was a little surprised as well. If you look at the Prescribing information for Lyrica it states:

Controlled Substance Class: LYRICA is a Schedule V controlled substance.
In a study of recreational users (N=15) of sedative/hypnotic drugs, including alcohol,Lyrica (450mg, single dose) received subjective ratings of "good drug effect," "high" and "liking" to a degree that was similar to diazepam (30mg, single dose). In controlled clinical studies in over 5500 patients, 4 % of Lyrica-treated patients and 1 % of placebo treated patients overall reported euphoria as an adverse event, though in some patient populations studied, this reporting rate was higher and ranged from 1 to 12%. In clinical
studies, following abrupt or rapid discontinuation of pregabalin, some patients reported symptoms including insomnia, nausea, headache or diarrhea (see PRECAUTIONS,
Abrupt Discontinuation), suggestive of physical dependence.