ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 305.90

Drug abuse NEC-unspec

Diagnosis Code 305.90

ICD-9: 305.90
Short Description: Drug abuse NEC-unspec
Long Description: Other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 305.90

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders (290–319)
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 305 Nondependent abuse of drugs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abuse of antacids
  • Abuse of diuretics
  • Abuse of drugs to lose weight
  • Abuse of herbal medicine
  • Abuse of herbal medicine or folk remedy
  • Abuse of laxatives
  • Abuse of non-dependence-producing substances
  • Abuse of nonpsychotropic analgesic drugs
  • Abuse of steroids
  • Abuse of vitamins
  • Abuses volatile solvents
  • Caffeine-related disorder
  • Chronic abuse of laxatives
  • Chronic drug abuse
  • Dependence on corticoids
  • Diarrhea due to laxative abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Finding relating to drug misuse behavior
  • Frequency of substance misuse
  • History of drug abuse
  • History of recreational drug use
  • History of substance abuse
  • Hypnotic or anxiolytic abuse
  • Illicit drug use
  • Inhalant abuse
  • Injecting drug user
  • Intravenous drug user
  • Long-term drug misuser
  • Misuse of over-the-counter medications
  • Misuse of prescription only drugs
  • Misuses drugs
  • Misuses drugs orally
  • Misuses drugs rectally
  • Misuses drugs sublingually
  • Misuses drugs vaginally
  • Narcotic drug user
  • Non dependent drug abuse
  • Nondependent mixed drug abuse
  • Persistent substance misuse
  • Phencyclidine abuse
  • Phencyclidine-related disorder
  • Poly-drug misuser
  • Previously injecting drug user
  • Psychoactive substance abuse
  • Sedative, hypnotic AND/OR anxiolytic-related disorder
  • Solvent misuse
  • Stimulant abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Therapeutic drug dependence
  • Using inhaled steroids - high dose

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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Prescription Drug Abuse

If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug abuse. It could be

  • Taking a medicine that was prescribed for someone else
  • Taking a larger dose than you are supposed to
  • Taking the medicine in a different way than you are supposed to. This might be crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them.
  • Using the medicine for another purpose, such as getting high

Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. These include narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

Every medicine has some risk of side effects. Doctors take this into account when prescribing medicines. People who abuse these drugs may not understand the risks. The medicines may not be safe for them, especially at higher doses or when taken with other medicines.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Substance use -- prescription drugs

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