ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 305.71

Amphetamine abuse-contin

Diagnosis Code 305.71

ICD-9: 305.71
Short Description: Amphetamine abuse-contin
Long Description: Amphetamine or related acting sympathomimetic abuse, continuous
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 305.71

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 305 Nondependent abuse of drugs

Information for Patients


Also called: Chalk, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Meth, Speed, Tina

Methamphetamine - meth for short - is a very addictive stimulant drug. It is a powder that can be made into a pill or a shiny rock (called a crystal). The powder can be eaten or snorted up the nose. It can also be mixed with liquid and injected into your body with a needle. Crystal meth is smoked in a small glass pipe.

Meth at first causes a rush of good feelings, but then users feel edgy, overly excited, angry, or afraid. Meth use can quickly lead to addiction. It causes medical problems including

  • Making your body temperature so high that you pass out
  • Severe itching
  • "Meth mouth" - broken teeth and dry mouth
  • Thinking and emotional problems

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Methamphetamine overdose
  • Substance use -- amphetamines
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Methamphetamine (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

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