Sep 5 2017

Chemical Dependency Treatment – Drug and Alcohol Dependence Symptoms and Signs #treatment #for #alcohol #dependence

# Understanding Alcohol and Substance Dependence Dependence often begins innocuously. In the case of alcohol, it may start as casual drinks in a social situation. The use of illicit drugs frequently stems from occasional, recreational use, only to spiral out of control. When it comes to prescription drugs, there are often legitimate medical reasons why substance use begins, only to become an addiction at a later point. There’s a reason why this dependence occurs and it is not, that the user simply lacks in morals or willpower (a common misconception.) No, over time a user’s brain chemistry actually changes as …

Aug 14 2017

Understanding Alcohol Abuse – Symptoms #alcohol #abuse, #symptoms #of #alcohol #abuse, #alcohol #dependence, #alcohol #dependence

# Do I Have an Alcohol Problem? You’ve probably heard about “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” Or maybe you know the new term that doctors use: “alcohol use disorder,” which can range from mild to moderate to severe. These are the guidelines that define an alcohol use disorder, according to the American Psychiatric Association: Drinking more, or longer, than you planned to Tried to cut back or stop more than once, and couldn’t Spend a lot of time drinking, or being sick after drinking Want alcohol so badly you can’t think of anything else Have problems with work, school, …

Aug 13 2017

2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes 303 #etoh #dependence

# Alcohol dependence syndrome 303- A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcoholism affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends, and work. A disorder characterized by a pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning. A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. …