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Concepts of Chemical Dependency: Information needed to diagnose an individual with an alcohol use disorder.

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What information do you feel is needed to diagnose an individual with an alcohol use disorder? Does economic status alter the individual"s diagnosis? Should economic status influence the diagnosis? Why or why not?

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The expert examines the concepts of chemical dependency. The information required for diagnosis is determined.

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In general, any addiction diagnosis requires that the substance abuse is detrimental to a person's health in the form of sacrificing vital basic necessities of life and relationships in order to prioritize the usage and acquisition of the substance.

As a result, whether an individual has had occurrences where the needs of acquiring a drug has come before the need to care ...

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