Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders/ Discussion



According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), Alcohol Dependence is defined as a maladaptive pattern of alcohol use, leading to clinical significant impairment or distress, as manifested by tolerance and withdrawal occurring at any time in the same 12-months.

Identify two elements of dependence from the Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders: Diagnostic Criteria article and explain how these two elements can lead to psychosocial or environmental problems.  Also, respond to two posts providing an example of psychosocial or environmental problem associated with an element of dependence identified by two classmates.

Below is a list of categories of Psychosocial or Environmental Problems:
•Problems with primary support group
•Problems related to the social environment
•Educational problems
•Occupational problems
•Housing problems

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