Term Assessment for Substance Use Disorders
Code RX-0400
Definition Programs that conduct an evaluation to determine whether an individual has a substance use disorder based on a pathological set of behaviors related to use of that substance as well as the nature and extent of the problem. Diagnostic criteria include inability to control or limit the amount taken or the frequency; intense cravings; continuing use despite problems with work, school or family/social obligations or interpersonal problems; risky use, e.g., diving a car or operating machinery while under the influence; or evidence of pharmacological indicators (tolerance and withdrawal symptoms), the adjustment the body makes as it attempts to adapt to the continued and frequent use of a substance.
Created 3/11/10
Changed 2/9/16
Use References Assessment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Assessment for Substance Abuse
Chemical Dependency Assessments
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assessments
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Evaluations
Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
Evaluation for Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Assessments
Substance Abuse Evaluation
See Also References
External Classification Terms Alcoholism Prevention and Treatment (UW
Assessment for Substance Abuse (NPC F08.02)
Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (UW
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Substance Abuse Dependency Prevention & Treatment (NTE F20)
Substance Use (ACH K-01)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "The Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders (Addiction)", A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, Kaushik Misra, Ph.D., Amy K. Epner, Ph.D., and Galen Morgan Cooper, Ph.D. , edited by C. E. Zupanick, Psy.D., http://www.amhc.org/1408-addictions/article/48502-the-diagnostic-criteria-for-substance-use-disorders-addiction

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