In looking at the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, many clinicians and researchers believe that these criteria could be applied to behaviors outside of substance use to classify other addictive behaviors. To this end, gambling disorder was added as a diagnostic classification in the DSM-5. Imagine that you are on the next DSM revision committee. What addictive behavior (not including substance use or gambling) would you lobby to include as a diagnostic classification? Explain your reasoning for including this addictive behavior. Use your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources to support your position.
There are several important terms used in the field of addictions and addictive behaviors. Substance misuse, abuse, and dependence are among the basic concepts of this field of study. Use your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources to examine the terms substance misuse, substance abuse, and substance dependence.
Respond to the following:
Compare and contrast substance misuse, substance abuse, and substance dependence. Discuss at least one similarity and one difference between the terms.
Is it possible to engage in more than one of these behaviors at the same time? That is, can you misuse and abuse the same substance at the same time? Give reasons and examples in your answer.