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What is substance-related disorder?

A person with substance-related disorder is a person who:

  • Habitually lacks self-control as to the use of drugs, alcohol, or other chemical substances to the extent that the person is likely to seriously endanger the person's health, or is likely to physically injure the person's self or others if allowed to remain free without treatment.
  • Is unable to make responsible decisions with respect to the need for hospitalization or treatment.

See Iowa Code chapter 125.

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