ICD-9 Code 305.90

Other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse, unspecified

Not Valid for Submission

305.90 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse, unspecified. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 305.90
Short Description:Drug abuse NEC-unspec
Long Description:Other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse, unspecified

Convert 305.90 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • F18.10 - Inhalant abuse, uncomplicated

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

Synonyms

  • 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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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 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.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.