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Suicidal Behavior in Drug Abused Patients

Arabinda Brahma

Keywords : Alcohol, Drug abuse, Suicide

Citation Information : Brahma A. Suicidal Behavior in Drug Abused Patients. 2009; 12 (1-2):71-74.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-12-1--2-71

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Drug addiction is one of the most burning problems of the whole world. A number of studies have shown that drug abuse is associated with a high risk for suicidal behavior, which is likely to reflect common contributing factors as well as the effects of drugs on mood. Alcohol and other drug use and abuse occur more frequently among youth and adults. Depression and drug abuse appear to be more lethal in combination than either factor is alone. Alcohol and other drugs abuse problems contribute to suicidal behavior in several ways. In addition to being depressed, they are also likely to have social and financial problems. Drug abuse can be common among persons who are impulsive, and among persons who engage in many types of high risk behaviors. There are a number of effective prevention efforts that reduce the risk for drug abuse. Future Research may direct treatments specifically for persons with drug abuse problems who also have suicidal ideations.

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