Substance intoxication

Substance intoxication
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Substance intoxication is a type of substance use disorder[1] which is potentially maladaptive and impairing, but reversible,[2] and associated with recent use of a substance.[3]

If the symptoms are severe, the term "substance intoxication delirium" may be used.[4] Slang terms include: getting high (generic), being stoned, cooked, or blazed (usually in reference to cannabis[citation needed]), and many more specific slang terms for particular intoxicants. Alcohol intoxication is graded in intensity from buzzed, to tipsy (all the way up to drunk, hammered, smashed,wasted, destroyed, shitfaced and a number of other terms).

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Examples (and ICD-10 code) include:

Contact high[edit]

The term contact high is sometimes used to describe intoxication without direct administration, either by second-hand smoke (as with cannabis), or by placebo in the presence of others who are intoxicated.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Substance intoxication" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Michael B. First; Allen Frances; Harold Alan Pincus (2004). DSM-IV-TR guidebook. American Psychiatric Pub. pp. 135–. ISBN 978-1-58562-068-5. Retrieved 27 April 2010.
  3. ^ Michael B. First; Allan Tasman (2 October 2009). Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 146–. ISBN 978-0-470-74520-5. Retrieved 27 April 2010.
  4. ^ William H. Reid; Michael G. Wise (26 August 1995). DSM-IV training guide. Psychology Press. pp. 80–. ISBN 978-0-87630-768-7. Retrieved 27 April 2010.

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