Year: 1979 Source: Psychological Reports, v.44, (1979), p.237-238 SIEC No: 19832968

The occurrence of past suicide attempts by 412 male and 49 female heroin addicts was 9.9% and 18.3% reported current suicidal ideation; the rate of past attempts was lower than previously reported for heroin addicts. The findings suggested that the incidence of suicidal behavior in heroin addicts may not be as high as previously believed.