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. …