Oregon Statutes - Chapter 813 - Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants - Section 813.040 - Standards for determination of problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances.

This section establishes, for purposes of ORS 471.432, 807.060 and 813.500, when a person has a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances. For purposes of ORS 471.432, 807.060 and 813.500, a person has a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances if it is determined that the person has a problem condition in which the personís health or that of others is substantially impaired or endangered or the personís social or economic function is substantially disrupted because of the personís:

(1) Habitual or periodic use of alcoholic beverages; or

(2) Use of or loss of the ability to control the use of controlled substances, inhalants or other substances with abuse potential including a condition that may have developed:

(a) A physical dependence in which the body requires a continuing supply of a drug, inhalant or controlled substance to avoid characteristic withdrawal symptoms; or

(b) A psychological dependence characterized by an overwhelming mental desire for continued use of a drug, inhalant or controlled substance. [1983 c.338 §589; 1999 c.126 §5; 1999 c.619 §9; 1999 c.646 §4]

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