ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V65.42

Counslng sbstn use abuse

Diagnosis Code V65.42

ICD-9: V65.42
Short Description: Counslng sbstn use abuse
Long Description: Counseling on substance use and abuse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V65.42

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V65 Other persons seeking consultation without complaint or sickness

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
  • Methamphetamine overdose
  • Toxicology screen

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