Year: 1985 Source: Medicine, Science, and the Law, v.25, no.1, (1985), p.59-62 SIEC No: 19861028

An analysis of the presence of alcohol amongst 406 cases of violent accident or suicide (excluding road accidents & drug overdoses) showed a basic association between alcohol & accident as opposed to suicide. A positive blood alcohol was noticeably more frequent in men. There were also definite characteristics of the differing forms of violent death as regards suicide, accident, alcoholism, drugs & the sexes.