Facts on Substance Abuse Disorders
It is good to note that the words substance abuse and substance dependence have been scrapped from use by the DSM in the fifth edition and instead the term substance use disorders has been adopted to define mild, severe and moderate to show the level of severity which is ascertained by a number of diagnostic criteria that has to be met by the person. It is good to note that substance use disorders happen when there is a repetitive use of alcohol and or drugs causes functionally and clinically severe impairment like disability, health problems, and a failure to meet their responsibilities at school, home, or work. The DSM-5 diagnoses substance abuse based on the evidence of impaired control, risky use, social impairment and pharmacological criteria and some of the substance abuse disorders are discussed below.
Alcohol abuse disorder (AUD) results from excessive drinking which … Read More