ICD-9 code 305 for Nondependent abuse of drugs is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -NEUROTIC DISORDERS, PERSONALITY DISORDERS, AND OTHER NONPSYCHOTIC MENTAL DISORDERS (300-316).
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It confuses me… a lot! I’ve done research and sometimes the answers are contradicting on this forum and on the internet. =(
Two questions here-
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