ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z71.5

Drug abuse counseling and surveillance

Diagnosis Code Z71.5

ICD-10: Z71.5
Short Description: Drug abuse counseling and surveillance
Long Description: Drug abuse counseling and surveillance
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z71.5

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Persons encntr health serv for oth cnsl and med advice, NEC (Z71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z71.5 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, including opioids

    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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Drug dependence (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)

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