ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F55

Abuse of non-psychoactive substances

Diagnosis Code F55

ICD-10: F55
Short Description: Abuse of non-psychoactive substances
Long Description: Abuse of non-psychoactive substances
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F55

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors (F50-F59)
      • Abuse of non-psychoactive substances (F55)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F55 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Drug Abuse

Also called: Substance abuse

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Abused drugs include

  • Methamphetamine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Club drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Drug abuse
  • Drug dependence
  • Toxicology screen

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