Year: 1979 Source: Littleton, MA: PSG Pub., 1979. p.263-278 SIEC No: 19891019

This chapter focuses on the epidemiology, phenomenology, & treatment of overt & covert aspects of self-destructive behavior in alcohol & other substance abusers. Alcoholism & drug abuse may be a cause of suicide, may be a form of suicide, or may share a common etiology with suicidal behavior. Treatment must be vigorous. For to ignore it can lead to severe social & psychological loss resulting in further suicidal behavior. (CM)