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alcohol abuse vs dependence

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    Default alcohol abuse vs dependence
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    Can someone explain the difference ? If the doctor puts alcohol abuse with alcoholic cirrhosis

    Thanks

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    I found the definition of the two but i guess my question now is can you code alcohol dependence if the doctor states just alcohol abuse ?

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    Default see below for abuse vs dependance

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