Year: 1985 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.15, no.2, (May 1985), p.237-242 SIEC No: 19860522

In the mid-19th century opium and its derivatives, such as laudanum and morphine, were the most common poisons in suicides in England and Wales. With legislative restrictions on these ‘dangerous drugs’ such a use declined. This study attempts to show this trend and indicates the large variety of these opium-related suicides.