M2 Discussion: DSM 5

1. Review and comment on the DSM 5 criteria for substance substance use disorder.

2. Now compare and contrast the criteria, which is based upon and adults and discuss whether or not the criteria is appropriate and applies to adolescent populations.

3. Finally identify behaviors, common to adolescents, that you would classify as “addictive behaviors” and provide a rationale to suppport your perspective (based on your assigned readings and other empirical sources).

Please post a response, and remember to respond to two other people’s postings. Responses should include more than simply “agree” or “disagree”; provide enough initial information and feedback to stimulate discussion and foster critical thinking.

Be sure to refer to your assigned readings and other empirical sources in both your main post and your responses to others.

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