SSA published SSR 13-2p, “Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (DAA)” on February 20, 2013, which was effective on March 22, 2013. This SSR explains our
policies for how we consider whether “drug addiction and alcoholism”(DAA) is a contributing factor material to our determination of disability in disability
claims and continuing disability reviews. In this SSR, we consolidate information
from a variety of sources to explain our DAA policy. We include information from our
regulations, training materials, and question-and-answer (Q&A) responses.