Year: 1980 Source: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, v.7, no.1, (1980), p.19-29 SIEC No: 19841214

114 male and female drug abusers were interviewed regarding their histories of self destructive behaviors. The data were analyzed to determine if, and identify what, differences existed between males and females with respect to types and extent of self destructiveness. The analyzed data indicate that male and female drug abusers present very different self destructive portraits. These portraits and their component parts are presented along with possible explanations for the differences.