Substance abuse disorderis now a medical term invented by the government.
Described in the above article written about Obamacare, this term comes from a Jimmy Carter era bill that expands care for drug rehab. It really has little or nothing to do with Mental Health care in the nation, or under government regulations. It’s basically an extreme version of using Mental Healthcare as a building block to more extensive socialized medical system philosophies. In this case the Carter philosophy, literally, stuck into the Obamacare bill.
Drug rehabilitation equality with mental disorders such as dementia, alzheimers, schizophrenia, amnesia… brain damage. You get the idea…..