Chapter 202: Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol use disorder is defined as repeated alcohol-related difficulties in at least 2 of 11 life areas that cluster together in the same 12-month period (Table 202-1).
Two or more of the following items occurring in the same 12-month period must be endorsed for the diagnosis of an alcohol use disordera:
Drinking resulting in recurrent failure to fulfill role obligations
Recurrent drinking in hazardous situations
Continued drinking despite alcohol-related social or interpersonal problems
Withdrawal, or substance use for relief/avoidance of withdrawal
Drinking in larger amounts or for longer than intended
Persistent desire/unsuccessful attempts to stop or reduce drinking
Great deal of time spent obtaining, using, or recovering from alcohol
Important activities given up/reduced because of drinking
Continued drinking despite knowledge of physical or psychological problems caused by alcohol
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