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Substance Misuse 

Substance Misuse
Substance Misuse

Dr Andrew Iles

, Dr Rose Woodall

, and Dr Flavia Leslie

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date: 17 October 2018

Dependence syndrome (three or more for one month constant or 12 months intermittent)


Poor control




Persistence despite harm

Confirming dependence (ICD-10)

Subjective awareness of a compulsion to drink

‘Do you feel you must drink?’

Poor control

‘Are you able to control how much you drink?’...

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