Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, v.176, no.5, (1988), p. 289-294 SIEC No: 19880502

This study compared demographic & clinical characteristics of 123 alcoholic rehabilitation patients with & without a history of suicide attempts, & additionally, the relationship between suicidal behavior & treated or untreated behavior. Younger age was significantly related to suicide attempts, as were drug disorders, panic attacks, antisocial symptoms & alcohol-related problems e.g. violence. Substance abusers with untreated suicidal behavior may be at special risk for completed suicide. (GW)