F19.2: Mental and behavioural disorders due to multiple drug use and use of other psychoactive substances Dependence syndrome

You are dependent on one or more substances.

You are consuming one or more substances that affect your thinking, feelings or perception.

You are dependent on one or more substances. When you are dependent, you have a constant strong desire to consume certain substances. You may then find it difficult to control your consumption and need more and more of the substances. Not consuming these substances 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 diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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