Table 1 Alcohol use disorder criteria, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) (4), and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) (116).

DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use
disorder
ICD-10 criteria for alcohol
dependence
ToleranceTolerance
WithdrawalWithdrawal
Difficulties controlling drinking
(unsuccessful in cutting down or
stopping drinking)
Difficulties controlling drinking
(unsuccessful in cutting down
or stopping drinking)
Neglect of activitiesNeglect of activities
Time spent drinking or recovering
from effects of alcohol
Time spent drinking or recovering
from effects of alcohol
Drinking despite physical/
psychological problems
Drinking despite physical/
psychological problems
CravingCraving
Alcohol consumed in larger
amounts or over longer periods
than was intended
Failure to fulfill major role
obligations
Recurrent alcohol use in hazardous
situations
Drinking despite social/
interpersonal problems
(Two or more criteria met in past
year)
(Three or more criteria met in
past year)