substance use disorder


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substance use disorder

n.
A disorder involving problematic use of a drug, alcohol, or another substance, characterized by symptoms such as excessive use of the substance, difficulty limiting its use, craving, impaired social and interpersonal functioning, a need for increased amounts of the substance to achieve the same effects, and withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuance.

substance use disorder

A term originating in America and referring to addiction to drugs and alcohol.
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LOS ANGELES -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults have a higher risk of substance use disorders, compared with heterosexuals, but this risk is not uniform in sexual minority groups, according to data from the population-based National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
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The clinician should be especially concerned when a patient reports beginning substance use at an early age, which is a predictor of developing a substance use disorder as well as a predictor of higher disorder severity (Robins and Przybeck 1985).
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A validated diagnostic interview about substance use disorders and other issues related to substance use was administered.
It suggested that identifying and targeting these risk factors may help decrease the burden of substance use disorders.
From the 1980s to recent years, the most prevalent substance use disorders in both prison and jail populations involved alcohol, followed by cannabis.
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