Definitions and Terminology

Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations.

ADDICTION IS CHARACTERIZED BY BEHAVIORS THAT INCLUDE:

 

 

HOW SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS ARE DIAGNOSED

ARTICLE: COMPARISION BETWEEN DSM-IV AND DSM-5

 

How diagnoses of substance use disorder are made – including alcohol use disorder as well as other drug use disorders (e.g., marijuana, opioids, cocaine).

 

 INFOGRAPHIC: DIAGNOSING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SEVERITY

 

 

HOW ADDICTION LAWS HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME

INFOGRAPHIC: THE LAST 50 YEARS in U.S. ADDICTION LAWS

 

 

HOW IS ADDICTION CLASSIFIED?

ARTICLE: TYPOLOGY: GUIDE TO ADDICTION SUBTYPES

 

 

 

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