Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.95-97 SIEC No: 19880763

In this summary the author discusses the link between suicide & alcoholism; additional factors to be considered when assessing alcoholics for suicidal risk (e.g. treatment length, relapse status, other psychiatric problems): the multidisciplinary, holistic, individualized nature of current treatment plans in the United States; increased awareness of needs & changes in attitudes, & the importance being placed on evaluating suicidal risk & on proficiency in the art of crisis intervention. (GW)