Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.199-205 SIEC No: 19870331

Following a brief discussion of specific dynamics leading to youthful self-destruction, the author examines whether these factors apply to the Vietnam veteran. Suggests that drug use may be an attempt to handle the complex feelings generated by war experiences & notes that drug abuse may be a form of chronic suicide for veterans.