It should be noted that the article cited states that the DSM-IV is the most used publication for dealing with disorders. In fact, the DSM-IV-TR is, despite the release of the DSM-V which is still being transitioned to. Furthermore, substance dependence is addressed within the DSM. Whether or not dependence = addiction is another matter entirely.
This is a problem that's more widespread than you'd think. What's the solution? Pushing ahead against the mass of ignorance that's penetrated every facet of society?
Awesomesauce. So now we're associating "assault rifles" with nuclear waste. Next week we'll have stories about the need to ban radioactive bullets... (In before DU rounds already exist)