Diagnosis Code 304.41
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- F15.20 - Other stimulant dependence, uncomplicated (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Amphetamine or psychostimulant dependence, continuous
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)