Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 305.0
Nondependent alcohol abuse
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 305.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Excessive use of distilled liquors.
  • The use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions ("binge drinking") or as a regular practice.
305.0 Excludes
  • acute alcohol intoxication in alcoholism (303.0)
  • alcoholic psychoses (291.0-291.9)
Applies To
  • Drunkenness NOS
  • Excessive drinking of alcohol NOS
  • "Hangover" (alcohol)
  • Inebriety NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 305.0:
  • Abuse
    • alcohol (see also Alcoholism) 305.0
      • dependent 303.9
      • nondependent 305.0
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • acute intoxication 305.0
    • drunkenness (simple) 305.0
    • intoxication (acute) 305.0
  • Drinking (alcohol) - see also Alcoholism
    • excessive, to excess NEC (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
      • bouts, periodic 305.0
      • continual 303.9
      • episodic 305.0
      • habitual 303.9
      • periodic 305.0
  • Drunkenness (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
    • acute in alcoholism (see also Alcoholism) 303.0
    • chronic (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
    • simple (acute) 305.0
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • drinking (alcohol) NEC (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
      • continual (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
      • habitual (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Hangover (alcohol) (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
  • History (personal) of
    • alcoholism V11.3
      • specified as drinking problem (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
  • Inebriety (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
  • Intoxicated NEC (see also Alcoholism) 305.0
  • Intoxication
    • acute
      • alcoholic 305.0
        • with alcoholism 303.0
        • hangover effects 305.0
      • caffeine 305.9
      • hallucinogenic (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.3
    • alcohol (acute) 305.0
      • with alcoholism 303.0
      • hangover effects 305.0
      • idiosyncratic 291.4
      • pathological 291.4
    • methyl alcohol (see also Alcoholism) 305.0
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