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The Tangible Common Denominator of Substance Use Disorders: A Reply to Commentaries to Rehm et al. (2013a)

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Title
The Tangible Common Denominator of Substance Use Disorders: A Reply to Commentaries to Rehm et al. (2013a)
Published in
Alcohol & Alcoholism, November 2013
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/agt171
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J. Rehm, P. Anderson, A. Gual, L. Kraus, S. Marmet, D. J. Nutt, R. Room, A. V. Samokhvalov, E. Scafato, K. D. Shield, M. Trapencieris, R. W. Wiers, G. Gmel

Abstract

In response to our suggestion to define substance use disorders via 'heavy use over time', theoretical and conceptual issues, measurement problems and implications for stigma and clinical practice were raised. With respect to theoretical and conceptual issues, no other criterion has been shown, which would improve the definition. Moreover, heavy use over time is shown to be highly correlated with number of criteria in current DSM-5. Measurement of heavy use over time is simple and while there will be some underestimation or misrepresentation of actual levels in clinical practice, this is not different from the status quo and measurement of current criteria. As regards to stigma, research has shown that a truly dimensional concept can help reduce stigma. In conclusion, 'heavy use over time' as a tangible common denominator should be seriously considered as definition for substance use disorder.

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Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 20%
Student > Master 3 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 15%
Unspecified 2 10%
Other 3 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 40%
Unspecified 3 15%
Psychology 3 15%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Neuroscience 2 10%
Other 2 10%

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