DSM 5 Guided Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder Parker is disheveled, in pain, and has a bandage on his forehead. He is being evaluated prior to being discharged from his overnight stay at the hospital. He was brought in for a concussion after a fall from a balcony while intoxicated. Although Parker claims he has a high tolerance when drinking, this isn’t his first serious incident related to his alcohol use.

Opioid Use Disorder, Moderate

Opioid Use Disorder, moderate Joe suffers from shortness of breath, a tightness in his chest, and what doctors have diagnosed as panic attacks. He claims he needs Percocet or Oxycontin (opioids), which he had stopped taking shortly before his symptoms presented. When pressed, he admits to combining several different types of medications, both prescribed to him and to his wife, including his wife’s anxiolytic medication.

Opioid Use Disorder, Severe

Opioid Use Disorder, severe Chris nearly killed himself tonight when he overdosed on Heroin. When he recognized that he could die, he ran to the hospital. Chris was recently released from jail and quickly relapsed after meeting up with his friend who abused heroin. He has been in and out of rehabilitation centers in the past until his family ran out of money. Chris has a child and is forced to live on the street. These are motivators for him to seek help.

Opioid Use Disorder; Alcohol Use Disorder; Cannabis Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Disorder; Stimulant Use Disorder (Cocaine); and with Possible Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Use Disorder

Opioid Use Disorder; Alcohol Use Disorder; Cannabis Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Disorder; Stimulant Use Disorder (cocaine); and with Possible Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Use Disorder Jen’s been referred by her family doctor after requesting oxycodone for her elbow pain. We learn that Jen’s drug use history extends much beyond prescription medication.

Stimulant Use Disorder, Moderate, Cocaine

Stimulant Use Disorder, moderate, cocaine Professor Corday has been using cocaine more and more of late. His colleagues have finally intervened as he recently purchased cocaine from a student. Professor Corday admits to using his “drug of choice,” which helps him concentrate and cope with stress.

Stimulant Use Disorder – A, Severe, Cocaine

Stimulant Use Disorder - A, severe, cocaine Lisa arrives at the emergency room because her addiction issues with cocaine (crack cocaine) have gotten out of control. In the past year, Lisa lost everything including her business and home.

Stimulant Use Disorder – B, Severe, Cocaine

Stimulant Use Disorder - B, severe, cocaine Lisa arrives at the emergency room because her addiction issues with cocaine (crack cocaine) have gotten out of control. In the past year, Lisa lost everything including her business and home.