Term Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups
Code PN-8100.0500
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a substance use disorder or any of a number of behavioral addictions which are akin to substance-related disorders in clinical expression, brain origin, comorbidity, physiology and treatment. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help those who participate modify their behavior; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 5/5/16
Use References Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups
Addictions Support Groups
Compulsive Behavior Support Groups
See Also References Substance Use Disorder Counseling (RX-8450.8000)
Substance Use Disorder Prevention/Treatment Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1800.7900)
External Classification Terms Counseling (NTE F60)
Counseling (UW
Mental Health/Addictions (AIRS MH-500)
Mental Health/Addictions (CAN MH-500)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Substance Abuse Support Groups (NPC F08.11)
Substance Abuse Treatment (NTE F22)
Substance Use (ACH K-01)
Related Concepts Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
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Bibliographic References "Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders", American Psychiatric Association website, http://www.dsm5.org/documents/substance%20use%20disorder%20fact%20sheet.pdf

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