This concern speaks to some of my thoughts.
Others are more concerned, arguing that abuse should be thought of as a behavior and dependence as a disease, and by combining them it becomes easier for payers to deny clinically appropriate care. Even worse, it might signal a shift to the idea that any professional with “behavioral” health training would be eligible.
It’s worth noting that is not an argument for the status quo. I’ve never been comfortable with abuse as a disorder.