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Table. 2.

AUD criteria (DSM-5)

Impaired control 1. Larger amounts or over a longer period drinking than was intended. ( )
2. There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol use. ( )
3. A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain alcohol, use alcohol, or recover from its effects. ( )
4. Craving, or a strong desire or urge to use alcohol. ( )
Social impairment 5. Recurrent alcohol use resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home. ( )
6. Continued alcohol use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems. ( )
7. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced. ( )
Risky use 8. Recurrent alcohol use in physically hazardous situations. ( )
9. Alcohol use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem. ( )
Pharmacological criteria 10. Tolerance ( )
11. Withdrawal ( )

The presence of at least two of these symptoms indicates an AUD. The severity of an AUD is graded mild (the presence of 2 to 3 symptoms), moderate (the presence of 4 to 5 symptoms), or severe (the presence of 6 or more symptom).

DSM-5, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition; AUD, alcohol use disorder.

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