Learning Objectives, Addiction in DSM-5, CATR, June/July 2013

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how the concept of addiction has changed over time, including the newest shift in how clinicians diagnose substance use disorders (SUDs) with the release of DSM-5.
  2. Explain why the DSM-5 changes concerning addiction are “closer to nature” or a better reflection of what is encountered clinically.
  3. Summarize the clinical and financial implications of the changes regarding SUDs in DSM-5.
  4. Understand some current research findings regarding addiction.