F10.2: Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol Dependence syndrome

You are dependent on alcohol.

You are addicted to alcohol. When you are addicted to alcohol, you have a constant desire to consume it. You may then find it difficult to control your consumption and need more and more alcohol. Not drinking alcohol may then lead to you having physical or mental problems. The addiction may cause you to neglect other things in your day-to-day life.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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