Marijuana Addictive Disorders and DSM-5 Substance-Related Disorders
- *Corresponding Author:
- Norman S Miller
CEO of Health Advocates PLLC, East Lansing, MI
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of George
Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 21, 2016; Accepted date: January 09, 2017; Published date: January 16, 2017
Citation: Miller NS, Oberbarnscheidt T, Gold MS (2017) Marijuana Addictive Disorders: DSM-5 Substance-Related Disorders. J Addict Res Ther S11:013. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000S11-013
Copyright: © 2017 Miller NS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Marijuana addiction often is questioned, debated and dismissed as beneficial, not addicting and without serious adverse effects. However, examining the evidence derived from clinical practice and scientific research as illustrated and validated in the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition, (DSM-5), marijuana is highly addicting, harmful and dangerous as other drugs of addiction.