Below are the criteria the American Psychiatric Association uses to diagnose substance and alcohol abuse. Addictive substances include Percocet, oxycodone, codeine, Duragesic patch, fentanyl, methadone, morphine, dilaudid, Oxycontin, hydrocodone, Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, heroin, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, Adderall, and Ritalin. If you think you or a loved one have a substance or alcohol abuse issue or may be developing one, please contact Blue Willow and seek professional help. Drug and alcohol addiction is a progressive disease and the sooner an individual seeks treatment, the better.
To be diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder, individuals must meet certain criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Under DSM–5, to be diagnosed, individuals must meet any two of the below 11 criteria within the same 12-month period. The severity of SUD—mild, moderate, or severe, which is extremely important to diagnose, is based on the number of criteria met:
The presence of at least two of these symptoms indicates a substance use disorder (AUD). The severity of a SUD is graded mild, moderate, or severe:
If you or a loved one believes someone may have a SUD whether considered mild or otherwise, or just as important (correction, critically important), thinks one may be close to developing an SUD, it is vitally important to seek professional treatment. SUD is a progressive condition and worsens over time.