DIAGNOSING SUBSTANCE MISUSE

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DSM IV Criteria for disorders of substance misuse:
For a diagnosis of the chronic problem of substance dependence, an individual must show 3 of the following at any time in a 11 month period:
1) Tolerance

2) Withdrawal Syptoms

3) Increasing doses

4) Unsuccessful attempts to cut down intake

5) Considerable time spent obtainint, using or recovering from the use of…

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