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Substance Dependence

DSM-5 Made A Mistake Eliminating Substance Abuse

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

DSM-5 made a mistake when it joined together into one big, heterogeneous category ('Substance Use Disorder') what in DSM IV had been two quite different diagnoses ('Substance Abuse' and 'Substance Dependence').

What If We Had A National Institute Of Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We don't have one now - we have a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This nomenclature has consequences