Talk:Substance use disorder

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Outdated term?[edit]

I don't see how Wiki can classify substance abuse as 'an outdated term still frequently used', when there is a major wiki article dedicated to it. Valetude (talk) 14:55, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Isn't "substance use disorder" a political invention?[edit]

The "problem" with using substances is that other people disapprove of it.

Substance "abuse" is distinct from substance "use", but a billion dollars a year of biased NIDA funding conflates the two.

Also, the article is supposedly about "substance use disorder" but it spends a lot of time talking about "abuse" and "dependence" and "addiction". Shouldn't those topics mostly be discussed on their own pages? Is there really a disorder when substance use is not accompanied by abuse, dependence or addiction? Gnuish (talk) 20:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

see Talk:Autism_spectrum#Assessment_and_Diagnosis_Sandbox_Edits_for_Autism_Spectrum_Disorder Jytdog (talk) 00:21, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
and see User_talk:YenLingChen Jytdog (talk) 00:21, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Assessment and Diagnosis Sandbox Edits for Substance Use Disorder[edit]

Hello all, I have made changes in my Sandbox about this topic focusing on evidence-based assessment and diagnosis. It would be great if people would look at it and leave comments on my talk page before I post it on the article.

The sandbox link can be found here (

I appreciate it! YenLingChen (talk) 20:55, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

see Talk:Autism_spectrum#Assessment_and_Diagnosis_Sandbox_Edits_for_Autism_Spectrum_Disorder Jytdog (talk) 00:18, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
and see User_talk:YenLingChen Jytdog (talk) 00:21, 4 November 2014 (UTC)